“As physician trained in family medicine and sports medicine, I routinely see many patients with various pain complaints. This would include my wife who developed pain in her sacroiliac (SI) joint following the birth of our second daughter. Through a few manual techniques like massage, muscle energy, focused stretching, I was able to reduce her pain a little bit, but never eliminate it completely or prevent it from coming back the next day. She started to see Melita for Bowen Therapy and improved dramatically. She would come back from sessions completely pain free. She ended up going several times as it would flare up from time to time and I was able to experience a session myself as well. I definitely felt calm, relaxed, peaceful after my session and experienced first hand the Bowen warm and fuzzies. Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive technique that I would recommend to patients who are open-minded about doing anything that can help their symptoms. From a physiologic standpoint it makes sense that relaxing and resetting parts of the body that are overactive can reduce somatic pain. Though I have a background in allopathic medicine I am a firm believer that if something works then it works. And Bowen Therapy works. It can be an excellent option for many ailments, especially if conventional treatments do not prove effective.”
“As an elite athlete, the Bowen Technique allowed me to train harder, recover faster, and reduce time out from injury. I recommend Bowen Therapy to anyone who wants a competitive edge over their opponents.
The effects of running competitively for 12 years are starting to take its toll on my body. Unfortunately, I am only 24 years old and have no intentions of retiring anytime soon. Over the years I have experienced 3 metatarsal stress fractures, planar fasciitis, shin splints and chronic pain in my left hamstring. Running has always been my life’s passion and I will do anything that it takes to make sure that I can compete at the highest level. I have tried everything from weekly massages to chiropractic adjustments and active isolating stretching. These have all been immediate temporary relief from my aches and pains. After meeting with Melita for Bowen Therapy, I did not feel the immediate relief I am used to after traditional body modalities. However, after a month of consecutive weekly sessions, I started to feel different on my training runs. I was not as beat up after a hard effort and was able to recovery more quickly. I am able to touch my toes without nagging pain and tightness in my left hamstring. Even when my muscles are fatigued, my stride is strong with full range of motion. Melita is a very passionate individual and it really comes across in her efforts to heal. She is extremely intuitive and stays true to herself. I believe that Melita and her Bowen techniques have enabled me to presume my running career after months of injury and chronic pain”
"Having periodic Bowen Therapy sessions with Melita adds a new dimension to my personal wellness plan. It helps me keep my joints in their best shape and provides me with a level of relaxation that is hard to describe unless you have experienced it. I have referred a number of clients based on my deep regard for Melita and her work.”
"I hurt my back in June with pain that radiated down the front of my leg. I tried PT, Chiropractors, and Pain Injections but nothing took the leg pain away. I did three session of Bowen Therapy and have been pain free for several months. I am a believer! Thanks Melita."
“I started getting migraines when I was in high school, but they were few and far between. When I did get migraines, they were usually associated with a period of stress – a big test, project, presentation, etc. This pattern continued through college and when I started working.
Then, in spring 2012, the frequency of my migraines drastically increased – I was getting at least one migraine a week (and sometimes three or four migraines a week). When I get a migraine, I get an aura in my vision first; the aura is then followed by a splitting headache that usually make me incredibly sensitive to light and nauseous. Needless to say, the increase in the number of migraines I was having was severely interfering with my life – I was missing work and spending more time than I wanted to laying down in a dark room waiting for the migraine to pass. Not to mention I was going through bottles of Excedrin like no one’s business. I knew these migraines weren’t stress related because things were going pretty good in my work and personal life. I kept track of my migraines for a couple of weeks, and I think fluctuations in my hormones were the biggest cause; I also noticed changes in barometric pressure could trigger a migraine.”
“By summer 2012 I was thoroughly fed up with having migraines all the time. I heard someone in my yoga class talking about how Bowen Therapy had helped her and decided to do a little research about Bowen Therapy on my own. My own research and my fellow yogini’s testimonial about Bowen Therapy eventually led me to talk to Melita about giving it a try. Melita and I agreed I would do three sessions – each one a week apart. It has been three and a half weeks since my first Bowen Therapy session with Melita, and I have not had one single migraine (or any type of headache) in those three and a half weeks! It is such a relief to be migraine free! No more missing work or keeping Excedrin in business with constant pill popping. Melita is such a great Bowen Therapy practitioner to work with – she is so passionate about helping her clients heal and be pain free. I would definitely recommend Melita and Bowen Therapy to anyone who is suffering from migraines.”
“I had been experiencing acute plantar fasciitis for about 2 weeks when I met Melita. After 3 sessions I was completely pain free! Being an exercise enthusiast and unwilling to accept treatment by medical doctors which would most certainly include cortisone injections I decided to give Bowen Therapy a try. In between my session, I was able to maintain my workout during treatments. I am happy to have found an alternative treatment for chronic and acute problems and will most certainly use Melita and Bowen Therapy in the future if needed!”
“For about three years I had been suffering from Chronic Pain in my right hip and lower back as a result from a few falls that I had experienced while horseback riding. The pain really began to interfere with a lot of things that I enjoy doing. Car trips were becoming quite painful 30 minutes into the journey, my sleeping was a bit restless due to my right side bothering me & even long walks were no longer enjoyable. I used to have no problem walking 5-6 miles at a time, but the right hip pain usually had me only being able to walk 3. While I was horseback riding my body had become so unbalanced due to my left side compensating for my right that I would have a tough time getting the horses to the center of the jumps.
I had tried hot baths in Epsom salts, Ibuprofen, Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage as well as visits to the chiropractor. All would get rid of the pain, gradually and temporarily. I decided to Bowen Therapy with Melita at Zen From Within in hopes that it would alleviate some of the pain. I went in with no high expectations because I had tried other things in the past but figured it might make some difference.
I went in Saturday afternoon for my first session and I felt a little better. No big surprise, as this has happened in the past when getting treatments. However, Sunday morning I wake up very surprised for two reasons: 1. My right hip did not bother me & 2. I slept so soundly that my dog Felix was still in bed with me, usually my moving around forces him off the bed. That same day, I drive from Morgantown to Monroeville to visit my mother. Usually by the time I get to Uniontown (30 minutes into the journey) the pain begins. Today… Nothing, no pain whatsoever. I’m kind of freaked out by this because a week ago this was not the case when I drove to visit her. I go through the day waiting for the pain to come back…. It doesn’t. I am excited!!!! I can’t wait to tell my mom, my friends… I can’t wait to tell Melita about my results!! My pain has not returned, my yoga has greatly improved!!! I am able to hold my poses long and my flexibility has greatly increased!!
I encourage anyone who is dealing with a chronic pain issue to try a Bowen Therapy session with Melita . It is not painful and you might be amazed as I have been with the results from the session.”