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Bowen Therapy for Fluid Flow

Did you know that our bodies are more than 70% water? That being the case, fluid flow in our tissues is very important.  Moving the water in our tissues and doing it slowly leads to healthy hydrated fascia. Stimulating the receptors and breaking adhesions has been thought to be the top priority in body work, but now […]

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Electrical Currents and Energy

Today I am going to borrow, but give credit to Jenny Petridis (a Bowen practitioner in Austrailia), something that caught my attention regarding piezoelectricity.  This is a very important aspect of what happens with energy and the body’s response in a Bowen session. ~ Because of piezoelectricity, every movement of the body, every pressure, every tension anywhere, […]

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General Causes of Back Pain #8

A significant number of back problems arise from sudden forces applied to a flexed, bent-over spine.  This can occur with apparently simple forces, such as coughing or sneezing while reaching for or lifting heavy objects.   If the force is great enough, a disc could rupture and exert pressure on the nerves where they exit […]

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General Causes of Back Pain #6

Prolonged, strenuous or unaccustomed exercise can strain the back muscles.  This strain can lead to soreness and tightness.   For example, most of us have made a New Year’s resolution at the beginning of January to become more fit.  We go back to the gym after a long period of little or no exercise for months, […]

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General Causes of Back Pain #1

Did you know that back problems happen with sedentary people just about as much as with those who do a lot of heavy physical labor?  In fact, it’s one of the most common ailments in our society and certainly the most common of the health complaints that I see in my practice. Sometimes this pain, […]

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So what’s the big deal about “piezoelectricity?”

The word “piezo” means to press or squeeze, and piesoelectricity is the energetic charge that builds up in certain materials in response to mechanical pressure.  Think of a spring. . . the extension of a spring is directly proportional to the load applied to it.  When we press onto a coiled, spring-like structure, there will […]

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Holiday Health Myths

Ever heard the one about Poinsettia’s being poisonous?  Not true, it’s a myth.  What about the suicide count being highest at this time of year?  Again, not true.  And how about New Year’s Eve being the worst night of the year to be driving?  Not so, that would be July 4th. But there are some […]

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