Who we are?
Meet Michelle Paul, Orange's Premier Bowen Therapist. Holding a Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy, Michelle regularly attends training sessions to learn new skills and to keep on top of the ever changing and improving knowledge of what Bowen Therapy can do for the body.
Michelle has always had a great passion for helping people and hates to see people in pain. She will always work her hardest to help you to achieve your desired results from the treatments.
No patient is ever just a number and Michelle prides herself on being able to connect to each and every patient to provide the best care possible.
Michelle spent many years herself in pain with no relief so when she found Bowen Therapy so wanted to learn how to do it and spread the word of this absolutely amazing therapy that can change a persons life.
Michelle had a purpose built separate studio at her rural property 5 mins from Orange so her clients can rejuvenate whilst in a relaxing quiet environment.
In her downtime, you can find Michelle behind the lens of a camera, or on the golf course.
Tom Bowen was born in Australia on April 18, 1916. In the 1950's Tom began his practice treating workmates and others that had heard of his reputation in the front room of a friend's home in the evenings after work. Word of his healing hands spread throughout the region and soon he could not accommodate the number of people wanting his treatment in this part-time manner so he opened a full time practice.
Not being formally trained in any bodywork modality, Tom, through his own study and practice, developed what we now call the Bowen Technique. With his amazing skills of assessment, he was able to alleviate many people's problems with very few, relatively gentle, soft tissue manipulations. Tom was highly selective of those who wanted to watch him work and learn his technique.
Only six people worked with Tom over his years of practice. One of these was Ossie Rentsch from Hamilton Victoria. After many months of following Tom and watching him treat his many patients Ossie began to understand the technique. Under Tom's close supervision and his assistance Ossie documented the work (a painstaking exercise as there were no charts or explanations available), and this is an original record of Tom's work.
What eventuated was a carefully documented and authenticated record of this amazing technique. The technique could be now taught and became what we know today as Bowtech, the Bowen Technique.
After Tom died in 1982 Ossie and his wife Elaine formed the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and began to teach the technique. They had promised Tom that they would make his work known throughout the world and they have more than kept their promise. Today over 26,000 people have completed basic Bowtech, the Bowen Technique course, in thirty countries and in six languages. Worldwide, there are now 90 instructors teaching Bowtech!
*Information from www.bowen.org.au
What is Bowen Therapy
and how does it work?
A gentle muscle release technique is achieved by a series of gentle cross-fibre moves that have long-term benefits to ensure that the injury or pain is not recurring. The main purpose of Bowen Therapy is to find the origin of a problem and not merely the symptoms. This makes it extremely successful in treating pain felt in the ankle, knee, lower back, and neck.
Bowen Therapy is able to address the original problem within the body making it able to treat a great variety of symptoms to provide relief to the patient.
Other symptoms that can be treated are:
Headaches / Migraines
Repetitive stress injury (RSI)
Dental or Facial pain
Many muscle or joint pains of unknown origin
Emotional stress and anxiety
Bowen Therapy is a very light therapy performed through light clothing which works by stimulating a cross fibre muscle release. This stimulates the body to reset energy flows giving the patient a deep sense of relaxation. Regular pauses between moves allow the body to react to the sensation and kick start the self-healing process.
“This is my 2nd experience using Bowen treatment for acute movement restriction issues - and the results have been amazing! The facilities at Orange Bowen Therapy are excellent! Michelle has a wonderful ‘bedside’ manner and approach and I highly recommend OBT. My own issue cleared up after only 3 treatments.”