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What are people saying about Bowen Therapy?

I had not heard of Bowen therapy before till I met Jenny through a friend. I can only think that this was a heaven-sent encounter. The three sessions I have had with Jenny - and I do recommend that you commit to at least three sessions - were the most transformative experience I have ever had with a body therapist. The healing was profound and included revisiting traumas from childhood that have left much pain etched at a cellular level. When I say revisiting I mean my body remembered the pain during the sessions and processed it; without the need to talk about it. While talking therapy is a wonderful tool, the pain we accumulate in our bodies often needs help to be released. Including pain we don’t consciously recall. By the end of the first session my body felt lighter and the swelling on my legs had improved considerably. The pain in my left ankle (that I had badly sprained some days prior) was practically gone. I had also recovered my balance. By the end of the second session my body started to detox: very heavy night sweating, which I have never experienced before, followed by a renewed sense of lightness. A week after the third session all the swelling in my body, a clear sign of inflammation, had receded. My waist was a few centimetres smaller and my body weight and vitality back to normal. I had gained a sense of clarity and calmness. Many of my friends have noticed I looked distinctly different: calmer, sound, whole. Bowen therapy is a wholistic healing tool and Jenny is a very natural and wonderful healer. I am still feeling the ripples of Jenny’s transformative energy. I am very grateful for Jenny’s marvellous healing hands.
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Cristiane
Data Analyst, Brazil-Australia
I never imagined that with such subtle touches I would feel good, and even heal from a pain I had in my temporomandibular joints. This was a chronic problem and source of pain for me for some time because of the use of a mouth guard device for sleep apnea. I had 4 Bowen sessions which totally healed the pain. Jenny, with her brilliant professionalism, was my saviour. It was quite a revealing experience.
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Vanessa
Physiotherapist, Brazil
It is a subtle but very deep healing that works on all the structures of the body and promotes its recovery. It is relaxing and induces the patient to be connected with their internal and external movements.
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Carla
Medical Professor, Brazil
My experience with Bowen Therapy was magical ... and it still is, because the results are maintained over time. It (Bowen) released the muscle tensions, my permanent allergies and my energy was renewed 100%! Rather than tell you, you have to experience it. And so, I recommend you try it with your eyes closed because it is extremely effective and does so much good to the body, but especially for the soul. During the first session, one does not feel much ... give the treatment its time, and give yourself time to experience really noticeable changes!! Highly recommended!
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Monica
Interior Designer, Argentina
The first time that a synovial cyst appeared on my wrist was in 2010. I met Jenny (2012) and Bowen Therapy by chance, and I then decided to try her treatment. She gave me a Bowen treatment, explaining, to my understanding, that she was going to activate the channels that were stuck. The following week the cyst inflamed and hurt. A week later all of a sudden it began to deflate until it disappeared! Incredible! Every day I look at my wrist: I really cannot believe that it is gone! Thank you from the heart Jenny for your help! My advice to all people, especially who have resigned with healing of their illnesses is to try Bowen Therapy...They will be really surprised of its effect!
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Guilia
Events Management, Italy-Argentina
I can't think of a better word to describe Jenny's Bowen Therapy but WHOLISTIC. It's mind-boggling: the expertise of her touch and the gentle realignment is rejuvenating. The effects are deeply impacting: I felt the reverberations of this massage therapy for days, and became aware of my posture in a whole new way!
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Liana
Italy
Hi Jenny. I just wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for all of your help these past couple of weeks! The fact that the discomfort in my hips reduced so drastically is truly amazing. It's really helped improve my quality of life. And I wish we had had more time to work on my foot because I have felt a noticeable improvement after this last session. I imagine it would continue to improve if I had the time. Best of luck with the Bowen Training Courses!
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Christina
U.S.A
I had the luxury of being (literally) beneath Jenny's hands for a few months. After the first session, I started to feel better. At times I felt some pain in some parts of the body, but over time, the discomfort disappeared. I felt the change soon after a few sessions. I was always looking forward waiting for the next Monday to have the session. If anyone thinks Bowen Therapy means a relaxing massage - you're wrong. It is about much more ... it balances the body and the soul.
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Margarita
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bowen Therapy is doing me a lot of good: I am a lot more emotionally balanced and I also notice that my posture has improved a lot, also improving my ankle joint. I want to thank you for these improvements.
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Lygia
Brazil
I had a acne rush for about 5 months, and was treated by a dermatologist and subsequent medications that filled my body with chemicals and did not fix my rash. I found Bowen Therapy initially in Malaysia after looking at natural alternatives because I knew this acne was hormonal. After one session I saw a visible change in my skin, reducing my acne to almost 0. I’ve become an advocate of Bowen Therapy and found Jenny in Buenos Aires, and got my mum hooked with her, as I know she was struggling with pains in her back and foot. My mom misses Jenny a lot. But we wish her the best in her new endeavours.
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Sarah & Miriam
Argentina
Thanks Jenny, the Bowen session with you was enriching and fascinating. I felt as though I was a musical instrument that you were tuning. You would strum a chord and then wait to listen to the resonance, I don’t know what happened in between but when you went to strum the same chord again a little while later it sounded with a completely different harmony. I left singing another tune!
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Merran
Alexander Technique Teacher, Australia-Brazil
Jenny, I really like the 'massages' and maybe on your next visit I'll get to do the course, to learn more about Bowen Therapy. My experience with you and the therapy was a very pleasant fit; during the session and in the following week, it benefited me internally and externally, with such good results, that I am keen to continue when you return to my land. I wish you a very prosperous life and SEE YOU SOON!
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María
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Having experienced Bowen Therapy has made me feel much better. I feel that my body is aligned and that I have more flexibility and control of movements.
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Alejandra
Teacher, Venezuela-Argentina
My session with Jenny was transformative! It was the first time I had experienced Bowen therapy so I had no expectations, however I knew I was in good hands because Jenny has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I found her adept at reading my body and treating accordingly. For years, my pelvis had been slightly skewed, which Jenny picked up on straightaway. After one session, she had managed to realign my hips, something ongoing chiropractic treatment hadn't been able to do. I'm astonished at this lasting shift, and incredibly grateful. I would highly recommend Jenny.
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Leigh
Writer, Australia
I stumbled upon Jenny and Bowen Therapy after searching for someone practising fertility massage in Buenos Aires. Although Bowen was different - I wanted to give it a shot. I had been through several years of fertility treatments, and until that point every procedure had left me with incredible cramping and fainting in the hours immediately after. I saw Jenny for my first Bowen treatment the week before another insemination. Amazingly, after the insemination I had NONE of the same symptoms and felt absolutely great. I saw Jenny again the following week for another Bowen session we were soon happy to find out I was (finally) expecting! I'm grateful to the power of Bowen and its positive effects on my body.
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Claire
U.S.A-Argentina
Very relaxing ... with small movements achieving the relaxation of intense tension! Incredible ... thanks Jenny, thanks Bowen!
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Corrine
Italy
I found the session fantastic, I recommend it to everyone! This is the quality of life I wish I could have the pleasure of with the Technique!
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Mirta
Chaco, Argentina
I am most relieved to have found Jenny and now have relief from my chronic back pain for the first time many years. I had tried many doctors, physical therapy and other chiropractic services with only short term relief. It has been a real blessing and I highly recommend Jenny and Bowen Therapy.
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Ramona
Canada
If you're looking for a gentle therapy for tight or misaligned muscles, I'd highly recommend Bowen therapy. The treatment itself was pleasant and relaxing, but I was really impressed by the mindfulness and alignment I felt in the days after. Jenny was lovely and very attuned to my body's needs.
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Jessica
Freelance Writer
The treatment I received from Jenny brought immediate and long term impacts. Immediately I felt profoundly energized (I even decided to skip the bus and walk home from the treatment). While within the week I noticed a renewed grounding and balance with an overall sense of well being.
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Michael
Canada
I'm really sorry to see you go. (leaving Australia for S.America) I just walked from Clifton Hill; up hill and down hill with barely a flinch, so thank you for my pain free days!
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Sarah
Australia
Without question, there is something special and magical about Jenny. Of course she has lots of body knowledge, and has really mastered her technique, with it's astonishing soft touch, firm manipulations, and then magical pauses. During those pauses, the other side of her work, call it affective or spiritual, has its effects. Along with all the positive emanations during the massage itself, in the pauses, Jenny's 'healing willfulness' is able work its wonders.
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Edward
Teacher, Canada
After being plagued by a sore back, I decided to try Bowen Therapy. Jenny is a great therapist, taking time to explain everything and putting my concerns at ease. During the treatment, I was able to ask any questions I had and Jenny explained what she was doing and how the body would react. After treatment I immediately felt a difference in my back, encouraging me to sit with the correct posture and care for my back. This sense of changing within my body stayed with me for several days and since then I have not had the back problem return. Thank you Jenny!
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Rebecca
New Zealand
I found Bowen therapy by chance: whilst looking for an osteopath in the city of Lisbon, I found a physician who used this technique. Who explained it to me - as a therapy that developed as a method of the muscles of our body and the nervous system - this seemed not only valid but very coherent. When I returned to Buenos Aires I found Jenny Petridis on the web, and who was pioneering this therapy in our country. I contacted her and over a long time I received the treatment benefits through her hands. What I like the most is the feeling of 'work' I feel in my muscles without the aggressive force that occurs with stronger treatments; the whole session is made in a relaxed ambience that produces a great sense of well-being and often leads to falling into a deep dream of which I awake renewed and with new strength. I am 74 years old and have good mobility, but Bowen's treatment has contributed a lot to improving it even more and to eliminating the common waist/hip and back pain, characteristic of immobility in people my age.
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Elsa
Argentina
I was diagnosed with trochanter bursitis in my right leg, and I decided to try Bowen therapy. In the following days, I was more acutely aware where the discomfort had settled from the bursitis. My Alexander Technique teacher noticed that I was much more flexible, softer and could stretch easier, but also said that she could now see clearer where compensations in the right leg were.
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Vera
Brazil
My experience with Bowen Therapy was very revealing and interesting and a real surprise for the practically immediate benefits of this work. I have good knowledge about the body as I am a dancer and dance therapist and I have tried different types of bodywork - thus being able to compare the perceived effects. I see this therapy as a technique that penetrates deep into the tissues of the body; this tactile contact between patient and therapist being very subtle and with a brief pressure on certain areas being very effective and continuing over time. Two months of sessions with this therapy have now passed and I have not experienced pain again, the deep pains and tension that I felt, so I have incorporated treatments into my life whenever I need it. A big thank you from me to Jenny, who is a teacher in this therapy.
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Adriana
Dance therapist, Argentina
My Bowen treatment was a mind-body bliss-out! During the session I floated away into dreamland while Jenny’s healing hands worked gentle wonders. She targeted many muscles and parts of the body often neglected by therapists, and while her work was profound, the pressure was never harsh. I suffer from scoliosis and have had many types of treatments over the years to manage the pain and discomfort. To me, Bowen combines the relaxation and emotional uplift of reiki, the muscle-melting elements of massage, and the body realigning benefits of osteopathy and chiropractic. When I left my session with Jenny I felt taller, stronger, energised, euphoric, pain-free, super-relaxed and as if I was walking on a cloud. That blissful Bowen feeling continued for days afterwards. I think Bowen is the perfect antidote to long hours at a desk and stressful city living.
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Janine
Journalist, Australia
I am dancer of tango. One day, because of the pain in all my body after dancing a lot of hours, I decided to meet with Jenny and Bowen Therapy. It was one of my best decisions. After the session, I felt myself like I was born again. I felt more strong, more straight, more positive... it was like my energy collected in to my centre. After the session I walked for 3 hours, only for joy, and I dıd not feel tired. It was so surprising for me that I dıd not feel myself getting tired. If I had not reached my home, I know I could have walked more. I believe that Bowen Therapy is not only physical approach to healing, but also has emotional and spiritual dimensions. Bowen Therapy creates the conditions for you in your body to make you heal yourself. If you have a chance to try this therapy, don't hesitate, because I believe that it will be one of your best decisions.
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Çiğdem
Doctor and tango dancer, Turkey
Bowen therapy is very simple and really works. During the session I felt very relaxed and comfortable and at first it didn't feel like anything really was happening..Then Jenny had a look at my feet and noticed that one of my legs was longer then the other. She then did some Bowen sequences on me and before I knew it, they were both the same length again. It was obvious that there was something in one of my muscles that was tight, or strained or something and she tweaked it back. The week after the session I felt much more relaxed and slept really well and during work felt more in control! Thanks again Jenny!
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James
Travel agent, Australia
To know Bowen Therapy through Jenny Petridis's hands was, for me, an auspicious and promising beginning. With her hands and fingers that, not only touched but observed and listened to my skin and muscles, I could feel a huge sensation of freedom in my whole body. Each movement was preceded by explanations and followed by her caring. Bowen Therapy is really impressive! With small and few movements we can realize so many big changes in our body, and create a possibility to move with more grace and awareness. Thanks Jenny!
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Luciano
Tango dancer-choreographer, athlete, Brazil
Jenny Petridis has been my Bowen Therapist since 2008. As her patient I have experienced relief from both physical ailments and mental anxiety due to stress. I highly recommend her services, as she is not only excellent at her therapy, she is a consumate professional and treats her patients with warmth and the utmost respect.
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Claudia
Australia
I have received many excellent Bowen Therapy treatments from Jenny. She is attentive to changes in muscle tension and modifies her treatments appropriately. I felt energised for several days after a session.
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Barbara
Bowen Therapist, Australia
I found Bowen therapy by chance, while seeking information about the Alexander Technique for a friend with lymph drainage problems after breast surgery. I was informed that it would be better to start with Bowen's healing technique and then proceed with the Alexander Technique. I got some brochures about Bowen technique and its benefits that seemed to fit into what I needed. I had my first session with Jenny. As soon as I got home, my daughter-in-law asked me if I had exerted myself a lot because of my fatigued appearance, but in fact I was feeling very relaxed, speaking slowly and with a great sense of well-being. I continued with the sessions and after each of them the feeling of well-being was always present, even if at time the two days following I felt some discomfort - this later disappeared and the feeling of well-being returned always. Jenny gave me a great sense of confidence from the first session; her explanations were always enlightening, especially those related to the body's response time to the stimuli applied during each session. Some discomforts such as tension in the dental arch and hip have passed after only a few sessions. After almost five months of treatments, I believe that I have learned to respect the responses of my body, which I was often worried about before - I now see them as physical manifestations necessary for greater equilibrium of body, mind and spirit. I miss Jenny here in Rio de Janeiro, because the feeling of well-being with each session is great. I think I'm addicted to Bowen Therapy. Thank you Jenny.
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Glaucia
Chemical engineer, Brazil

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