Bowen Practitioner, Reflexologist, Reiki Practitioner
In 2014 Joan retired from a 29-year career as a teacher to pursue a new path in health and wellness. A Time to Heal is the result of Joan’s personal journey through the world of alternative health modalities. Her practice offers Bowenwork, Reflexology and Reiki – all three effective modalities a part of her own quest to regain balance and health.
Bowen is a gentle, hands-on therapy, developed in Australia by the late Tom Bowen. The technique is based on the theory that gentle rolling moves over precise points of the body (most of them corresponding to the acupuncture points) can prompt the body’s innate ability to relieve pain, restriction and imbalance without the need for deep, manipulative or forceful treatment. A Bowen session can last from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your body’s needs. It is usually done through light clothing, with the client on a massage bed, but can be done in a seated position if lying down is difficult. While some conditions can be alleviated or resolved in as few as one or two sessions, 3 to 5 treatments (or more) may be required. Joan is the first practitioner in NL offering Bowen ($60 per session).
Reflexology is an ancient healing modality that uses foot or hand massage to help the body overcome imbalances. During a typical session, in a quiet room with soothing music, (or outdoors in the garden, if you wish!), the practitioner treats the whole body through relaxing foot massage, giving particular attention to areas of concern. A session usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour ($80 per session).
Reiki is a hands-on modality from Japan that channels healing energy to where it is needed in the body and helps release energy blockages that can cause pain and discomfort. In a quiet room, with soothing music, the practitioner will place his/her hands on the client’s body in a number of specific places, addressing blockages at key points. A session usually lasts 45 minutes to an hour ($70 per session).
Most insurance companies cover Bowen therapy, Reflexology and Reiki.