A combination of "massage and acupressure"
Pressure at precise points yet a gentle technique
Bowen therapy is a hands-on therapy used for relieving body pain and restoring mobility to injured muscles and joints. It can be best described as a blend of osteopathy, acupressure, and rolling massage. It is fast acting and gives lasting results within an average of 3-7 treatments.
Similar to massage, Bowen is great for relaxation and has the additional benefit of serving as a treatment for all kinds of body aches and pains. It rapidly releases tension from the body leaving a sense of relaxation.
Bowen therapy works by retraining the nerves that go to the muscles. When you have an injury or problem with an area of the body, the body likes to tighten the muscles around the area, causing pain to immobilize the area. Normally this allows the area to heal. Sometimes this protective guarding of the body goes overboard and the tightness itself causes more pain which causes more tightness, and a vicious cycle is started.
This is the start of "injuries that have never get better". Bowen therapy breaks this vicious cycle and allows the healing to stop pain that may have been around for a long time.
Bowen Therapy is the therapy that our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Cameron Leong uses most frequently for pain management because it is fast acting, long lasting, effective, and very relaxing. It treats many ailments ranging from stress release to repairing chronic injury.
The list of conditions it can help include but is not limited to:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Hip problems
- Knee and ankle problems
- TMJ, jaw problems
- Headaches and migranes
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic/repetitive work injuries
- Sports injuries
Health coverage: Bowen Therapy is covered on your extended health benefits plan under Naturopathic Doctors, as the therapy is performed by Dr. Leong who is an ND/Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. Cameron Leong, is available at the clinic Tuesdays to Friday, and Saturdays upon request
Location & Contact Info
604-368-8799 3733 West 10th Ave (at Alma St.)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2G5
Sat: By appointment
Sun-Mon: Closed / By appointment
* Note: These are general clinic hours; We understand that everyone’s schedule is different; we try our best to accomodate everyone and so sometimes we may open earlier, stay later, or may make another day work so that noone is left out. Please contact us to make arrangements -- we will try our best to make it work!