Claire Melde's years as an operating room nurse gave her a unique understanding of the body. After her practice as a deep tissue body worker, she studied Bowenwork because the practitioners said their favorite clients were the ones that said, "I tried everything else without results."
The Bowen technique addresses the entire body by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls over 80% of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors. Many people today live in a constant state of high stress and sympathetic ANS over-stimulation (fight, flight or freeze mode). Healing can occur only after the ANS shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair model). Bowen seems to affect that shift. During Claire Melde's Bowenwork sesssions, her clients often drop into deep relaxation or fall asleep. This effective body work therapy, which is gentle moves are performed over muscles and soft tissue, stimulate the recovery process from trauma, sickness or surgery has stalled or reached a plateau.
Bowenwork affects all systems within the body and initiates change at a cellular level. Bowenwork is appropriate for all ages.