Bowenwork session: $90
($10 wisdom discount available for age 65 and older)
Elisabeth Fleming-Prot, LMP is a Professional Bowenwork Practitioner.
Injury treatment, rehabilitation and pregnancy manual therapy are often covered by
health insurance plans in Washington State. Please note that most plans require
a prescription from a health care provider. Massage benefits also cover Bowenwork.
In order to use your insurance, please contact us prior to your appointment with your
insurance name, ID, and your date of birth so we can check your benefits.
For more information on insurance billing, go to Forms & Links.
We welcome PIP.
We also accept many insurance plans including Aetna, First Choice, Group Health PPO, Regence, and UnitedHealthCare. Please inquire.
We are not in-network for Premera and Lifewise. We will no longer be in-network with Cigna in 2018.
We do not bill out-of-state Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
$30 per unit (includes billing fee)
What is Bowenwork?
Bowenwork®, also known as Bowtech® or Bowen Therapy, is a very effective form of bodywork in which gentle moves are performed over muscles and soft tissue, stimulating the nervous system to reset and heal.
By combining moves, the practitioner can either benefit the body as a whole, or target a specific problem. Bowenwork affects all systems within the body: the musculoskeletal framework, fascia, nerves, and internal organs. The body’s integrated response to Bowenwork improves circulation and lymphatic drainage; it also enhances the assimilation of nutrients and the elimination of toxins from the body.
Bowenwork is appropriate for everyone, from newborns to the elderly. Results can be remarkable, even from the first session.
What can I expect from my Bowenwork session?
The practitioner will take a brief health history and ask about the reasons for your visit so as to select the best course of treatment for that day. Depending on your situation, your session may last from 30 minutes to an hour and a half.
Wear or bring light-weight, loose fitting clothing that your practitioner can work through (t-shirt/tank top and shorts for example. Please do not wear jeans.). Or you may choose to wear your underclothes; you will be professionally draped for modesty and comfort.
There is no oil used in Bowenwork.
The practitioner places fingers or thumbs on the skin over precise points on muscles, tendons or other soft structures. He or she then applies gentle rolling pressure to affect change in the underlying tissue. The change stimulate the body’s autonomic nervous system to rebalance. Once this occurs, the body can initiate a healing response on structural and energetic levels.
After each series of moves, the practitioner will leave the room to allow your body time to process the work and respond.
Following treatment, some changes may be noticeable immediately, such as reduced pain, greater range of motion, and a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. You may notice changes over the next several days as your body continues the process that began during your session. Sound sleep and increased energy are commonly reported. It is important to stay hydrated during this time.
If your practitioner assigns “homework” of gentle Bowenwork exercises, do them daily, starting the day after your session. This is an essential part of your care, and will improve your results.
Some conditions that Bowenwork can help:
Headaches and migraines, back and neck pain, digestive problems, frozen shoulder, asthma and other respiratory illnesses, TMJ, jaw pain, vertigo, sciatica, tennis elbow, RSI, carpal tunnel, infertility, discomfort during pregnancy, colic in babies, sprain/strain injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, scoliosis, postural imbalances, hernias, insomnia, arthritis, joint pain, chronic myofascial pain, bedwetting and incontinence, plantar fasciitis
Bowenwork is not a cure for any health condition. Rather, it is an activation of the body’s natural healing resources. This therapy is not a substitute for medical care, and it is recommended that you consult your medical care provider for any physical ailment.
Photo courtesy of ABMP