An innovative therapy for chronic and acute pain management and general health maintenance

How can Bowenwork® help me?

Bowenwork® can assist in recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness.
The technique should be considered for:
  • Back pain, sciatica
  • Digestive and bowel problems, IBS
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia, CFS
  • Infant colic
  • Knee, ankle, and foot problems
  • Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
  • Infertility
  • Sports and accident injuries
  • Neck/shoulder problems, frozen shoulder
  • Bedwetting
  • Groin pain and pelvic tilt
  • Prostate problems
  • Respiratory problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI
  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • PTSD, depression

What happens during your session?

A typical Bowenwork® session generally lasts from 30-60 minutes. Clients usually lie on a massage/bodywork table or bed, or may be seated in a chair if required, for comfort. During a session, the client often drops into deep relaxation or falls asleep or experience profound relaxation. A 'session' involves one or more 'procedures', each of which consists of several sets of 'moves'. The moves are gentle, but purposeful, and can be done through light clothing. Between each set of moves, the practitioner pauses for as many minutes as are needed for the client's body to begin responding. As the nervous system begins to adjust the tension level in the muscles, the practitioner assesses when the client is ready for the next set of moves. A common approach in a session is to balance the entire body by addressing the lower back, then the upper back, and then the neck. In contrast to other hands-on therapies, where the practitioner imposes correction on the client through manipulation, Bowenwork® facilitates the body in balancing itself, with minimal intervention. Because of the nature of Bowen Technique, and the body's continuing response to it over several days, other forms of manipulative therapy are discouraged for up to five days after a session.

About Bowenwork®

Bowenwork® is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Australia. It utilizes subtle inputs to the body (known as "Bowen moves"), stimulating the body to balance itself. Bowenwork® offers tremendous benefit to clients and can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic. Bowenwork® is appropriate for people of all ages, in all degrees of health.

About Janet Riley

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Certified Bowenwork®

Janet Riley has been a Registered Nurse since 1984 and has been practising Bowenwork® as a part of her practice since 2001. Her experience prior to being in independent practice includes orthopaedic surgery and geriatric rehabilitation. Her education and training in complementary therapies dates back thirty years.

New Patient Health History Form

For NEW patients, prior to attending your FIRST appointment, please download and complete the following Health History Form and bring it with you.

Download Health History Form (Requires Adobe PDF Reader )

Bowen Pain Clinic Locations

Harbourview Business Centre
204 - 11 Bay Bridge Road,
Belleville, ON K8N 1P0
Hours: Tuesday - Friday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

993 Princess St.
Unit 14
Kingston, ON K7L 1H3
Hours: Monday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM