Let some of my clients share their personal experience with you in their own words: (If you would like to contact any of our clients to discuss the health benefits they have experienced with Bowen Therapy with Ann we would be pleased to contact them for you and ask if they would be willing to share further with you - Thank you) Please note there are more testimonials on following pages. Visiting Australian praises Bowen Therapy With respect to your recent article regarding Bowen Therapy and Ann Musselman it's accredited practitioner based in Port Dover.
I was visiting Canada from Australia and I, unfortunately, found myself in a predicament that prevented me from almost any movement whatsoever. This was something that I've never had happen to me in the past and I was confined to my bed.
We were most fortunate to be able to contact Ann Musselman in Port Dover an incredibly highly qualified practitioner of the Bowen Therapy. A therapy first created by an Australian but now practiced in towns and cities both large and small throughout the world.
We could not believe our luck to come across someone so highly qualified to practice the Bowen therapy. The results were amazing, Ann had me up out of bed and walking following the first visit.
After visit 5 or 6, I must say, I had never felt so good for very many years, although 70 years old, I was indeed feeling more like 50 something. It is a very gentle treatment and Ann was a most caring and compassionate practitioner, I could not thank her enough and since returning to Australia have continued to feel able to get around and enjoy flexibility which I had not been able to do in the recent past.
Should anyone have any problems of any nature I can, without any hesitation recommend Ann Musselman to anyone in need of support and help.
We intend to visit Port Dover again in 2018 and I will, of course, see Ann Musselman and seek her continued treatment whilst there, in fact, I look forward to it very much indeed. Michael Milman Avalon Beach, Australia - Port Dover Maple Leaf January 4, 2017
I came to Ann desperate for relief from pain after three surgeries and chemotherapy. My Bowen treatments with Ann have greatly improved my condition and I am now able to return to normal life. The treatments have also helped to relieve depression and menopausal symptoms, as well as congestion and allergy symptoms.
Bowen Therapy has greatly contributed to my healing. Thanks Ann!
Arthritis has affected my knees to the point where I require a full knee replacement. As this is not the best option at this time, I have sought ways to ease the pain and ensure that the knee replacement is done at the optimal time in the future. I have worn a custom brace on my right knee for over a year and do a home physio program consisting of stretches twice a day. The pain continued to affect my movement requiring that I use the combination of my brace and a cane for walking. I also receive steroid shots in both knees every three months.
Fortunately, Ann introduced me to Bowen therapy. After my first treatment, I could feel that something was different. I felt relaxed and left the treatment session walking with more ease. After 6 treatments, I went on a vacation to Disney and was able to walk with my cane and brace. However, the big change was, I only wore the brace for the heavy walking days.....and my feet got tired before my knees wore out. Since the Bowen therapy and my last set of needles, I have not worn my brace more than the few days at Disney. I am actually doing Christmas shopping without the support of my brace. The discomfort in my knees is much more manageable, and when I told the surgeon about my progress with the Bowen therapy since my last visit to him, he was very pleased with this success. It has been a few weeks now since I have had a Bowen treatment, and I am feeling the same - walking for longer distances with less discomfort. Shopping is no longer as painful as it used to be and I am once again enjoying activities that used to bring me pain. The Bowen therapy has made my pain and discomfort much more manageable.
Thanks Bowen.....Thanks Ann.
I had been diagnosed with Cancer. The doctor didn't feel I would live to celebrate my 80th birthday on September 1st, 2012. In August 2012 my granddaughter was at Ann's receiving a Bowen Therapy treatment and I had volunteered to pick her up. I might add this is my second granddaughter to have been helped with healing with the Bowen treatments at Ann's. I had terrible neck pain and when I mentioned it. Ann did a few moves and I was amazed at the relief I felt instantly!
I began weekly Bowen treatments myself the next week and experienced energy and much relief from the pain that was in my lower abdomen and neck. I felt so much better and alive after the sessions. My cancer kept growing, the Bowen kept the pain at bay for awhile after the treatments and I always felt so good for the rest of the day. My neck pain was virtually gone! As the cancer progressed I was given patches of medication which caused great pain with constipation. I was fortunate that Ann was finishing her Bowen SP2 Masters Degree and had learned how to help in this scenario and help relieve my bowels it did!
Ann has been attending my home these past weeks as the medication has made me very tired and I don't go out. My apetite is diminishing, however I get very sick to my stomach. Bowen has a technique that eases this and has made my days more bearable. Bowen has been a great comfort as I near my travelling to the other side!
P.S. I went to Los Vegas with my daughter and husband for New Years! Bowen works!
Jim Henson, Port Dover, Ontario
N.B. It is with great sadness that my dear friend has left this planet, but we know there is great joy as he joins his wife and I know he has given as I asked a hug and love to my beautiful daughter. God Bless You, Dear Jim Thank you for believing in your own healing with Bowen Therapy.
I've suffered horribly from fibromyalgia - over 17 years! Touching me even lightly caused great pain. After the 1st bowen treatment I was pain free for 3 days! 2nd treatment 5 days and my family and friends noticed a wonderfully big difference in me. After the third treatment my husband was able to hug me for the first time in many years - without it hurting. You don't realize how much pain fibromyalgia causes as you become consumed with the pain. I took a chance and tried Bowen Therapy with Ann and my life has been changed dramatically. My life is great, I can go out and enjoy time with my girlfriends and family. I am smiling, happy and am myself again. I have been able to return to my business part time which is great.
I missed out on a lot of things especially the hugs from and to my grandchildren, with Bowen I can now enjoy my grandchildren and their activities. i can sleep through the night again without pain after years of lack of sleep. I can take walks again where I couldn't before, I can do normal daily routines again. I'm pain free and enjoying life to the fullest.
Deb Hunter, Simcoe, On.
Lupus and Fibromyalgia
When I began Bowen Therapy with Ann I reached out to her because of joint and all over physical pain. It had reached a point where there were times that all I could do was curl up under the heated throw and not move but even that hurt. Along with this was a heavy fatigue level.
Having met Ann previously as an event that she provided for people to learn how to create wreathes, she told me about Bowen Therapy that she was excitedly working on. Having always been interested in what would be deemed as alternative therapies... (click here to read the whole story).
I am 77 years old and have suffered with MS for over 17 years, although I do believe I had my first attack when I was 30 years old - 47 years ago, however, they could not diagnoise it as they did not have MRI's, they said it was from stress.
In 2011 a friend of mine Ann saw that I was exhausted, in considerable pain and that I had to wear my dark sunglasses, use my cane for support and balance and that my skin was as white as snow. On her insistance I went to her for Bowen Therapy the next day.
When I arrived I could barely get out of my vehicle and the short walk to her door was very painful. The four steps that met me on the way to the treatment room were a great challenge!
An hour later after a very gentle and relaxing treatment I was able to my great surprise without any difficulty walk without the use of my cane and the stairs were no challenge whatsoever. I felt energized, relaxed and on top of the world, a brand new woman!
I attended weekly for four weeks feeling stronger and more energetic with longer periods of relief from MS each time. I must add that I had had micorscopic surgery on both my knees prior to my Bowen treatments and the pain in both no longer bothered me.
Ann suggested after four consecutive weeks of treatments and my feeling very well that I have treatments when I felt symptoms of tiredness, pain etc. and my next appointment was in a months time. After that treatment I enjoyed three months relief and then I returned a full five months later as I had found my right knee was giving me pain. Ann did Bowen and the relief was amazing.
I am a very busy woman with my Church and community volunteering, with the MS society. I enjoy the many group studies and do hospital volunteering as well.
Bowen has made my days and life brighter, more energized and amazingly pain free. I must add that the girls where I do my Banking commented right after my first and many times after that on how wonderful I looked again. I highly recommend people inquire and try Bowen as it works on balancing the body so that it works at it's peak.
Finally Some Relief After 4 Years of Suffering...
I suffer with severe debilitating pain for the past 4 years following knee replacement surgery. After my first Bowen Treatment, with practioner Ann Mussleman , I was able to walk without a cane or knee brace. I was also able to resume my normal life style, which up until that time had been impossible.
Subsequent Bowmen Treatments relieved depression, knee swelling, hip and lower back pain. Bowen Therapy has truly changed my life….
No More Daily Puffers and Finally We Can Sleep Through the Night
I could count on one hand the number of uninterrupted nights I had in two and half years. My little guy would wake up several times a night and we never really knew why but we would sometimes have to spend half the night if not the whole night sleeping next to him (toddler beds are not very comfortable for adults) or on the couch holding him. Since he had his Bowen Therapy he sleeps through most nights and so do we.
But the main reason I wanted him to get Bowen treatments was for his asthma, he was on a puffer twice a day and we had another for emergencies or when he got a cold. And when he did get a cold, we would have to give him this other puffer every four hours. Since Bowen, I only take out the puffers when he gets a cold.
Twenty six year old Adrien Hurst wrote: "I suffer from a disease called scoliosis. It results in a curvature of the spine and very poor posture. For man years, I have suffered from back pain, and even missed days of school and work because of the discomfort. To relieve some of the pain over the years, I have gotten massages, as well as attempted many other different kinds of treatments, which seemed to help on short-term basis. Since attending Bowen Therapy with Ann Musselman from Port Dover ON. I have noticed a tremendous improvement in my posture and the back pain is virtually nonexistent. Daring therapy, I could feel movement and vibrations travel through my body, I highly recommend Bowen treatment to anyone experiencing a posture disorder, as it has worked very well for me!!"
Before Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy and Bipolar I have suffered with crippling bipolar II disorder for over forty years, and have been on a various array of medications during that time. Last year quite by accident I met Ann L'Ecuyer while purchasing flowers at her shop in Port Dover Ontario.
She mentioned to me at the time some therapy she practiced and included a card with the flowers. I didn't take a lot of notice at the time because as with most things, the activity of the moment tends to preclude other things going on.
When I got home that day, I took the Flowers by Ann business card and the therapy card and added them to my card collection. Then I noticed the word Bowen on the therapy card and I smiled because as a professional photographer it rang a bell as I use something called Bowen mounts on all my strobe equipment.
On a subsequent visit to the flower shop to purchase a beautiful arrangement for a friend, I was aware that she did not mention the Bowen therapy, however over the ensuing months I learned more about Bowen and what it claimed to do.
Then in March of this year I was in contact with Ann on the phone and was slipping rapidly into the deep cave of a depression episode. She actually drove to my place to help me, but I could not let anyone see me in this condition, the sinister place I go to about seven times a year. I would not open the door, but she just waited until I did.
It was about 8 p.m. and I was four or five hours from total blackness which generally lasted from one to three days. I felt both horrible and embarrassed to be with her while being in this awful and private place.
She did some Bowen moves on me and just held me. I had no feelings, no movement and nothing that would indicate that anything at all was changing. But two hours later, she left and I was sitting at the computer working of some photography.
To this day I don't fully understand what happened that night, but after a few more Bowen treatments at her treatment room in Port Dover I have been free of those crippling drops into hell for 76 days.
"I have been coming to you for Bowen Treatments for various conditions and ailments over the past few months. I have noticed dramatic improvements in my overall physiology, as well as in my mental and... emotional states. Since starting my Bowen Treatments, you have helped me with hot flashes, and hormonal issues, as well as shoulder pain and hip and back pain. I want to say thank you for helping me regain my health."
Chest and Knee Pains
"Thanks for the treatment Annie... chest pains are gone and the knee is so much better... Good Stuff!"
"After suffering from constant back pain for many years due to a ruptured disc in my lower back, it was mentioned that I should try Bowen Therapy, something I never heard about or had any idea what was involved. I am first of all a sceptic when it comes to something like this or psychics or any other what I call out there methods. However, shortly after the first treatment, I noticed a change in my back. Instead of pain, what I was feeling related more to sore or stiff muscles, a much more tolerated feeling. After the second treatment, there really wasn't any noticeable discomfort at all, almost, as a normal back would feel like. I could walk uptown and back without any pain, discomfort at all and haven't had to take any kind of pain medication for three weeks now. I find if I overdo it with some strenuous work, I do feel something in my back but there again, it's related to sore or stiff muscles not pain and that goes away as well. I'm not sure how this works but I accept it for how it has helped me and I give thanks to Ann Musselman (our local Bowen Therapist) for this relief and would recommend it for anyone that has any ailments to give it a try for their own benefit."
Rick Burroughsford September 30, 2011
After a relapse with my back in june , 2 treatments later i was able to resume normal activities without any pain or discomfort.A further maintenance treatment in august i'm sure will help to keep me feeling up to the daily grind. Once again, recommended for anyone with this type of problem or any other ailment. Many thanks.
"When I started getting Bowen treatments, I had brutal migraines. My wisdom teeth are trying to grow in and are shifting all the teeth in my mouth. There were mornings I couldn’t go to work for the migraines and vomiting they induced. Bowen treatments are very calming, relaxing and work. It’s amazing how a few movements by Ann, could take away years of pain. I was amazed how much it worked for me. Migraines were headaches (if that) and the sensitivity to light was gone. After a treatment you’re supposed to drink water and walk around every half hour. I haven’t had treatments in almost a year, but I still use that philosophy for any headaches. If I feel one coming on I start drinking water, in most cases that’s all my system needs to rid itself of bad toxins. Water, water, water. Bowen works on anything from headaches to backaches, basically anything. I highly suggest a treatment. Sometimes it takes one, and then there are maintenance treatments to keep your system in line. As relaxing as a massage, Bowen is a series of small movements that focuses on nerve endings to align your body to work properly. "
"To The Editor Do You Have Pain? I have the answer; Bowen Therapy in Port Dover is the answer. Ann Musselman. I am writing this letter, for all the people suffering in pain like me. Need relief? Try Bowen Therapy. I have many illnesses. I have had two knee replacements, hip problems, fibromyalgia, migraines, feet problems, and chronic depression for many years. With only two treatments, I feel much better. Better than I have felt in twenty years. This Bowen Therapy has given me a reason to move on. I feel better within my body and after 24 years no more depression. I plain feel better everywhere. I am happier, healthier and I can walk without pain. Thanks Ann, for giving me back my life. I feel like a new person. Yours truly, Carolanne Reynolds"
Being the mother of two young boys, my arms don’t get much rest; between holding them, pushing them in a stroller on uneven sidewalks and everything else involved in taking care of a family – I had developed some pain in my left shoulder and upper arm. It became very difficult to hold my youngest for long periods of time (which he always required). My muscles would get to the point of burning from fatigue. I didn’t really want to go see my doctor and have to go through a battery of tests. I didn’t really have the time and I wanted fast relief. I had met Ann during a booking signing event a few months prior to getting treatment and decided to give Bowen a try. I’m really glad I did! After only a few sessions, my shoulder and arm are pain free. She even helped me with pain in my knees from running and released stress from my neck and back. Bowenwork has helped me both physically and mentally. Thank you, Ann! Neroli