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BOWEN WORK with Bob Nanninga

Bowenwork™ is a powerful and innovative form of healthcare. 

Bowen can be helpful for:

  • Pain or numbness from accidents, whiplash, sports injuries
  • Muscular and skeletal problems, scoliosis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neck and shoulder problems, tennis elbow
  • Restriced joints, arthritis, TMJ
  • Stress, tension, headaches
  • Allergies, respiratory problems, asthma
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
  • Maintenance of health and wellness

For a limited time, we are offering a special program to encourage people to try this innovative and powerful work. Schedule a session by contacting Bob via phone or text at 805-234-6757.

Bowenwork™ is based on the principle that our bodies have an inherent and continuous self-healing and self-correcting process that can be stimulated to return us to our previous healthy condition. It provides the body with a powerful reminder of this relaxing state of recovery and the opportunity to 'jump-start' this process of healing. It works in partnership with each person's healing process. Special attention is paid to the unique structure and tissue tone of each individual in order to fine-tune the work for him/her.

Bowenwork™ consists of a series of precisely placed motions of the thumbs or fingers over tendons, muscles or nerves. The stimulus to relax and heal that Bowen gives the body, enters the nervous system and travels to the brain through the highly sensitive pathways used for sensing motion and maintaining balance These neural connections bypass our conscious thought and voluntary muscle action so that the messages they send communicate directly and powerfully their healing message. Thus, Bowen has been seen to be effective in releasing a locked joint, muscle or non-responsive condition that has been repeatedly treated, trained and stretched with no lasting change.

Bowenwork™ was developed by Tom Bowen (1904-1984) in Australia. Ossie and Elaine Rentsch who documented Mr. Bowen's methods began teaching the work in 1986. Today the couple does workshops and certifies trainers around the world.  Read more about how Bowen works here.

Bob Nanninga is a certified practitioner with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia. After 13 years as a massage therapist, Bob learned Bowenwork™ in order to assist clients with chronic pain, injury and other complaints that were not responding to massage therapy. He was the first Certified Bowenwork™ practitioner in San Luis Obispo County.