Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by Windstorm, May 28, 2003.
Does anyone know how I can locate a Bowen practitioner in my area?
I don't know where you are located.
Bowen has helped my fibromyalgia tremendously. I live near San Francisco and see Jim Shilleto in Berkeley, California.
Below is a link that lists *some* of the Bowen practitioners.
I highly recommend giving Bowen a try. I'm a Certified Massage Therapist and no other bodywork has been as effective as Bowen for my fibromyalgia pain.
Diane Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
I suffer from f'ia too and am a massage therapist --i also live in australia where i trained in bowen techniques(Bowen was a guy from geelong in Victoria). However, Bowen can be overpowering and bring on a relapse especially in the initial phases of treatment. It can lay you low for a few days.The good thing about bowen for f'ia sufferers is that it is not physically demanding to do if one became a masseur. I find that simple feldenkrais exercises can be as (and even more)effective as bowen in the way of realignment and pain managemnt...but really all these somatic therapies are much of a muchness. just pick the one you like and prefer...and can afford. the problem with massage is that it makes you passive whereas other approaches -- like tai chi and feldenkrais encourage you to be actively involved. laso being pasively masaged sdoesn't teach your brain any means to take control over your body.
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