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What Bowenwork Is

Bowenwork is a gentle and effective manual therapy that balances tension patterns in the body, resulting in a state of deep relaxation.


Addresses the body as a whole.

It affects the musculoskeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves, and internal organs. The body’s integrated response to Bowenwork improves circulation and lymphatic drainage; it also enhances the assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of toxins from the body.

It is extremely gentle and is appropriate for anyone.

Can assist recovery from many conditions:

Traumatic injuries
Overuse injuries
High/low blood pressure
Stress reactions
Arthritic pain
Fluid retention
Ear/throat problems
Stroke recovery
Developmental delay



What Bowenwork Does

The practitioner places fingers or thumbs on the skin over precise points on muscles, tendons or other soft structures. He or she then applies gentle rolling pressure to effect a change in the underlying tissue. The changes stimulate the body’s autonomic nervous system to re-balance. Once this occurs, the body can initiate a healing response on structural and energetic levels.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

Three to five sessions one week apart are usually all that are required for most sports injuries, work-related injuries, and problems brought about by long-term overuse.

Clients with more complex conditions usually improve with additional sessions.

Neurological and some other chronic conditions may require ongoing maintenance sessions.

What to Expect in a Session

Wear or bring light-weight, loose-fitting clothing that your practitioner can work through. Or you may choose to wear your underclothes and be professionally draped for modesty and comfort.

Your practitioner will take a health history and ask about the reason for your visit so as to select the best “Bowenwork moves” to apply that day.

The actual hands-on work may take very few of the 20 to 60 minutes of the entire session.

After each series of moves, your practitioner will make sure you are comfortable and will leave the room to allow your body time to begin responding.

What to Expect Afterward

Some changes may be noticeable right away:

Reduced pain
Greater range of motion
A sense of relaxation and well-being

You will most likely notice changes in the next several days as your body continues to the process that began during your session. Sounder sleep and increased energy are commonly reported.

If you practitioner assigns “homework” of gentle Bowenwork exercises, do them daily beginning on the day after your session. This is an essential part of your care and will improve your results.

Session Availability

All sessions are by appointment only


Initial Session - $85 (one hour to and hour and a half)
Follow-up Sessions - $50 (3-5 recommended, about 45 minutes each)

Ainslee Farrington

Ainslee Farrington is a professional Bowenwork Practitioner..

Find out more about Ainslee

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