TESTIMONIALS & VIDEOS!
Dear Visitors – We just want you to know that our testimonials are 100% pure-straight from our client’s hearts. If you see something here that speaks to you and want to talk with the person who delivered it, just ask. These are real people with real pain and The Bowen Technique changed their lives. Dramatic, I know. But, you’ll see . . . . . And please see video testimonials below!
Just in From Chris Durkee of Sacramento -
Bowen Helped Me With Osteoarthritis & Neck Restrictions When Nothing Else Did
I’ve been living with thumb joint pain for 12 years. I suffered with loss of gripping ability. I wasn’t able to do the simplest things. The hand surgeon said I had Osteoarthritis of the CMC joint of both thumbs. Surgery wasn’t an option, so I was sold thumb splints and left believing I was to manage the excruciating pain for the rest of my life. A friend told me about Bowen. I immediately researched it and decided to try it. I asked Mike if I had to BELIEVE in the technique in order for it to work. Mike said that my autonomic nervous system was responsible for healing and my thoughts didn’t matter. Let me tell you! I may have had doubts when I first arrived, but I got converted real fast! Bowen is simply amazing!
The most fascinating part is that the body heals in the order IT needs to. First area of healing for me was my neck. I could barely move it from side to side since an accident in ’85. I was surprised and delighted at having improved mobility from the very 1st Session. My thumbs have opened up. I have use of my hands again. I haven’t needed my thumb braces or splints at all since the first week! I’ve had a total of 5 Sessions at Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy. Mike and Kathy are the best. So much healing has gone on for me that I think Bowen HAS to be good for just about anything. I’m telling eve3ryone I know who’s suffering with pain about this. I now believe that Bowen should be FIRST on any one’s list. It’s gentle, effective, and lasts.
Chris Durkee, Sacramento CA.
Stacy was suffering from extreme back pain and asthma. Here’s what she says:
If you are on the fence about whether you want to try Bowen or if it will work for you – I am here to tell you IT REALLY DOES WORK.
For the past year I have been experiencing intense lower back and hip pain. No matter what I was doing, I was in pain almost continuously. Ibuprofen was no longer working and Norco only provided partial relief. What I needed was a miracle…and I got it at Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy.
I had never considered Bowen, because frankly I had I heard of it before. It was only through a co-worker’s experience at Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy that I found out about the technique, and it was my own experience that made me realize how truly powerful the Bowen technique is. I can only describe it as MAGIC. I have only had two sessions thus far and my body is healing and definitely improving every day.
I could barely walk the day of my first appointment because I was in such pain with my back. Mike assured me he would have me feeling better before I left…and I thought he was crazy. But he was right. By the time I left that day Mike had me walking laps through the halls of their office and now, two weeks later, I hardly have any pain at all in my lower back. Additionally Mike is using the technique to treat my asthma which I have suffered with severely the past several years. As a result of my asthma, my lung capacity has been limited, only allowing even a deep breath to go as far as my chest. After my treatment I was able to breathe all the way down to my diaphragm! Wow…I didn’t know that was possible.
I definitely hit the jackpot the day I walked into Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy. Bowen is amazing…and so are Mike and Kathy. They welcomed me into their office like I was part of their family. I highly recommend this technique for anyone that is suffering with pain. And be sure to tell them Stacey sent you.
Below is a great testimonial we just received from a Sacramento client. She suffered from CHRONIC PAIN, TMJ, MIGRAINES, DEPRESSION & RANGE OF MOTION. “I feel 15 years younger!” Wow! Read on
I can’t believe how great I feel. My chronically painful neck, shoulders, back due to muscle tension is completely gone on 1st day of treatment. I can actually touch my chin to my chest! My right arm was painful at the joints, muscles and I had a throbbing pain. I had this for 3 months and used a splint. Was told it is neurological. On 1st day of treatment, 100% better. I cried with relief. I didn’t know how much pain I was living with and how much of my happiness I’d lost. I’m now 3 weeks into treatment and still pain free and with excellent range of motion! My body feels 15 years younger as does my energy and out look on life. My depression is less and you gave me back “me.” Also, my TMJ of 22 years is greatly improved. The clicking stopped and the throbbing muscle tension is about 90% gone. Now the chronic headaches are gone. I used to get them 2 times a week with migraines monthly. Hooray!
Forever Thankful, Dottie Phelps, Sacramento, CA
When I came to Mike, I was suffering from EXTREME shoulder tendonitis. I tried the doctor, who gave me a lot of medications & physical therapy. I tried heat packs, cold packs – NO relief, NO improvement-I was still in a lot of pain. I had a total of 6 Bowen Therapy sessions with Mike. That took care of the pain and I can actually move my arm and sleep without any problems. No more drugs, either! I feel terrific!
City Of Sacramento Administration, Sacramento, CA
I went from 500 mg of Oxycotin 4 times a day and 2 Percocet every 4 hours, to 320 mg Oxycotin and NO PERCOCET in only 2 sessions! Judy – Sacramento, CA
“Bowen Therapy gave me my life back! After consistent treatments with Mike, I was able to complete my trip to China without my walker or cane! That cane is now hanging on Mike and Kathy’s wall. Dolores Jacobson – Retired – Carmichael, Ca
This next client suffered from neck & shoulder pain due to 4 pinched nerves in her neck. This testimonial was written after just ONE session! Look! I just wanted you to know how pleased I am with the results of the Bowen therapy I had on Saturday. My neck and shoulders have not felt this good in 18 months…I can turn my head a lot further than I could previously. The knots, and pinching are gone. I am very pleased with the results. I have to tell you about my left thumb….on Sunday, the “inside” of my thumb was totally burning and on fire all day…painful. Monday rolls around and it’s much better. It was amazing to me- wondering what the heck was going on inside. I had been going to the chiropractor for the 4 pinched nerves in my neck…and now I wish I had known about Bowen Therapy as I would have been knocking on your door a long time ago! Thanks a lot!
Jeanne Schubring – Office Manager, Citrus Heights, CA
SAME CLIENT AS ABOVE AFTER ONLY 2 TREATMENTS:
Kathy and Mike – I have to write you again to tell you how pleased I am with the results of my therapy….I cannot believe it, but my left thumb that has been paining me for years…and which pain I have been trying to ignore all of these years…is totally gone when my thumb is at rest…and with certain movements, there is a little pain left, but the pain is not at all like it was. It is just totally amazing to me….I keep waiting for it to hurt more, and it doesn’t!! Anyway, just wanted you to know again what you all ready know…Bowen Therapy works!! Jeanne Schubring, Citrus Heights, CA
When I went to Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy, I was having a problem with the sciatic nerve in my leg. After two treatments, I was 90% better, and after 3 treatments I completely forgot that I even had a problem! Another benefit of Bowen Therapy is that after your session, you sleep better at night!
Keri Blaskoski - Service Area Manager, Department Of Neighborhood Services, Municipal Services Agency, Orangevale, CA
I was unable to lift my left arm from the elbow to the shoulder for several months. Mike and Kathy of Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy sponsored a breakfast through the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce and asked for volunteers. I thought it would be fun, so I volunteered. While on stage, Kathy and Mike did some light pushes and told me to rest my arm. After a few minutes, Kathy asked me to raise my left arm as high as I could & stop if it hurt. I was able to raise my entire arm almost straight up! I was so amazed that I kept showing people for days! I went back to Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy for a series of 3 sessions and was delighted at the relief from pain in my legs and lower back.
Emily Neeland, PAPA Construction, Citrus Heights, CA
I was experiencing low-back pain and stiffness in my back. After one Bowen Technique session with Mike, I felt immediate relief. I have had several treatments to maintain my low-back ailments.
Peggie Diamond, Nuskin / Pharmanex, Citrus Heights, CA
This next Sacramento client came to us after being in an auto accident. He also suffered from neuropathy for a very long time. Here’s his story:
I am very impressed by my short acquaintance with Bowen and the rapid improvement in the accident symptoms. Neck movement is greatly improved and so was sleep last night. Feet remain free of numbness and gate is largely normal. Hands remain pain free, especially the thumbs where there is no locking. I am very impressed by my short acquaintance with Bowen and the rapid improvement in the accident symptoms.
Ben Timmons, Computer Resource Specialist, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento
This one below is a returning client who works in Sacramento who was suffering from EXTREME LEG PAIN. Read on!
Hi, Kathy and Mike – just had to tell you about my conversation with my mom yesterday…she went to work at church for a while, to the dentist, and out to lunch….and left her walker in the car all 3 times she was in and out! It is truly amazing! She was in so much agony and pain for well over a year. Thank you for your Minnesota referral!
Also, my left leg is perfect! No more pain – it’s like it never happened! I am just sorry I suffered with the pain for the last 3 weeks and didn’t come back for another treatment sooner. Bowen truly works! Thanks again. Jeanne Schubring, Sacramento, CA
I was having problems in my neck. I could barely turn my head to one side so I decided to visit Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy. It was amazing!!! After just one session, the pain was gone and I could easily move my neck to either side. I was so thrilled that when I saw them at an event in the park, I had my boyfriend, his daughter and mother all get a treatment. Thanks Mike & Kathy!
Shay Wheat Referral Marketing Specialist SendOutCards, Citrus Heights, CA
I had more than one ailment when I first came in. One shoulder was stiffened up and had limited range of motion. Painting the ceiling was extremely painful. I had been seeing a deep-tissue massage therapist for months with little impact on that problem. After one treatment with Mike, it started to clear up dramatically. After the second treatment, the problem was completely cleared. The other issue I faced was tendonitis in my knees. Nothing I tried helped. It took several sessions with Mike, but I’ve seen a dramatic improvement, and I’m usually completely pain-free. I’m completely sold on Bowen Therapy! It is painless and totally non-invasive. Plus, the environment at Fair Oaks Bowen Therapy is very relaxing and enjoyable. I recommend them with no reservation!
Paul Savage, MSOD Management Consultant/Executive Coach, Citrus Heights, CA
Last Christmas my family took a train to visit family. 3 days before we left, I severely injured my back by simply turning/moving the wrong way. It was Sunday evening. I could not move. I called Kathy and left a message. She immediately returned my call, on Sunday, and scheduled me right in the following morning. Without Mike and Kathy and Bowen Therapy, I would have had a miserable train ride and trip. I was truly amazed with the technique and even more so with the results. Since that experience, I have been back twice and I’m constantly referring them to everyone. Thanks Mike, Kathy & Bowen!!!
Jennifer Riffe, Owner Nor Cal AutoBody, Citrus Heights, CA
Thank you for last night! I have to admit it was difficult for me to let go and let someone manipulate the most sensitive parts of the hurting parts of my body. But I trusted Mike. You told me what to expect the next 24 hours, and it has been exactly that. I left my car parked at Cartridge World and walked to my car, just across Madison Avenue. I didn’t even get to the corner to cross the street when my eyes were tearing-up and I wanted to cry! I tried to get a handle on my emotion when it hit me! My hip injury happened in 2002. Since then I have had the feeling that my right hip was guiding, or dragging my left hip forward. Last night, my left hip was the one that was moving forward. My right followed. It was powerful! My bed is high, and it was not difficult to get in it. It was not painful to turn over on each side. I didn’t feel the need to put a pillow between my knees to “equal” my hips. My left hip didn’t hurt while I slept on it. My ears didn’t scream so loud and my heart felt less stress. What did happen was my dreams!! I am a dreamer, but never so vivid in color or meaning. I dreamed I was on a Dr, Suess theme park, and The Cat In The Hat was poking fun at me. It was very strange. Today I moved around lovely. When I got home I took Spencer for a walk from Fair Oaks, to Citrus Heights, to Carmichael and back to Fair Oaks. Probably six blocks. But he is happy again.
Thank you so much!
Virginia Reeves Cartridge Worlds, Fair Oaks
George, below, was very anxious for me to get his testimonial posted! Here you go George!
A HOLE IN ONE!
For 3 months I had done heavy landscaping that tightened my back muscles. Muscle pain progressed such that I couldn’t pursue my retirement hobby of golf. Through a chance golf course meeting with Mike McGee, Mike gave me a 45 minute Bowenwork session. Amazingly, I walked away with absolutely no further pain. That was five months ago and I have not had a single episode of recurring pain! To my delight I have not only resumed golfing but have added flexibility and yardage to my game – and a Hole-in-One!
I had two followup sessions to improve my flexibility for golf. During the last session, without Mike having knowledge of a car accident injury I had 15 years ago, he addressed my neck area. For nine months after the accident I was given extensive physical therapy for a serious whiplash injury. Upon completion of therapy I was told I would have to live the rest of my life with a “grinding” sensation in my neck during movement of my head. The day after Mike’s session, all of the neck grinding sensation disappeared and hasn’t returned. That was 3 months ago – Bowenwork is simply amazing!
1) How I was when I first started Bowen…….
Daily pain, a lot of time in bed, low energy. I stopped teaching at home because I couldn’t keep up with my two kids. Did not get to do things I enjoyed. I thought I was managing because I was used to my routine of doing things, rest, etc…..that wasn’t working. I was used to quitting “life” to lay down and deal with the pain. 17 days out of the month, I was dealing with PMS and my period.
2) How the sessions were………..
Seeing Mike was very comfortable. I looked forward to my appointments. Honestly, with Bowen treatments, you barely “feel” anything, you just let it work. At the beginning, I KNEW it was having an effect. After only 2 or 3 treatments, I didn’t even realize that I was feeling better, but I was riding my bike with the kids, feeling more in control, WAY less pain. I reduced my pain medication by A LOT.
3) How I felt when finished………
I was sad to be finished with treatment, but I was excited to take care of myself on my own….live the right way, manage my lifestyle better,….in order to maintain the benefits I felt from Bowen. I was down to 1/4 of a pain pill mostly to avoid the withdrawing effects after being on them for so long.
I still get pain, BUT…….I look at what I was doing and know it was because I made bad decisions and pushed my body. With Fibromyalgia, I’ve learned you can be in control if you take control and stop forcing your body to do everything you THINK you can do or must do. There are only a very few things you MUST do each day. The main thing is take care of yourself.
Oh, and regarding PMS and my cycle……my 10 day PMS lessened to a couple days before I began and my 7 day (heavy) cycle, is now only 3 days.
4) What I’m doing to maintain………
I know I have to not just limit myself, because to me, that means pushing myself just close enough to wearing myself out. Now I know I have to do things simpler, plan things simpler. Do only a little at a time – not everything all at once. I still go too far at times, however, I know better now, and I don’t often make that mistake.
I’ve really appreciated being able to experience the benefits of Bowen therapy. It has helped my tremendously, taught me so much, and enabled me to be a better mom, wife, friend.
Thanks Mike and Kathy! It was a HUGE effort to give as much help as you did. I am so glad I was a part of it.
Natalie Sadler, Sacramento
After about five months of Bowen Treatment, I have virtually eliminated pain medication, which was my goal. Also, I rarely experience “episodes” or “flare ups” as in the past. The change was subtle and gradual with noticeable improvement after about two months. In the past, my hips would ache so badly I was almost in tears, my arms ached so much I dreaded fixing my hair, and my knees and ankles hurt much of the time. How wonderful it is to stand up after sitting and not feel pain. Because I am not now in constant pain, I am able to realize how lucky I am to find this blessing.
Cathy Yeo – Underwriter – Sacramento, CA
I’d like to say thank you for the study you did on Bowen & FMS. It appreciate that it was a massive commitment on your part & I’m sure it will benefit many across the world. I have been receiving Bowen for about 5 months for ME and FMS, from the start of my friend’s Bowen training and she was so pleased when I found your study. She passed it onto her fellow students & teacher. I’m so impressed with Bowen that I’d like to train the be a therapist one day, when I am well enough. What I’d like to ask is, whether you would consider doing an update say at one and 2 years on, and longer if possible. The reason for this request is so that your fellow therapists can see what sort of maintenance programme is needed, and very importantly, clients would like to know the results are long term. ME & FMS, as you know, are fluctuating illnesses
With very best wishes, Gina, UK
Below is a report from Laura Haywood of Fair Oaks Ca. Laura just completed her exit interview with us and gave us this information to share with you!
LOW BACK PAIN-GONE
STABBING PAIN IN LEGS & FEET-MUCH IMPROVED
EMOTIONS-Feels more in control and balanced
BRAIN FOG- A 7 when she started, now a 2!
BODYACHES-In the 7-9 range when she started, now in the 1-3 range!
ENERGY LEVELS-Much Improved
STOMACH PROBLEMS-Feeling good
Larua has agreed to speak with anyone who is considering using our service to help with their fibromyalgia. If you’re interested, please call us at 916-225-3014 or email us at email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch. Laura also related that she would gladly recommend our services to others. We not only address fibromyalgia and the structural problems that people have, we also include much one on one counseling to insure your success with our system!
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