Maria D. McKimCertified Bowenwork/Bowtech Practitioner
SP1(Advanced) & SP2 (Masters)
Maria is very excited about bringing her Bowen Practice to the Doctors Naturae team.
She has been Bowenwork/Bowtech Practitioner for over seven years and strives to maintain the integrity of the Original Bowen Technique which was introduced to the world by Mr. Tom Bowen from Australia.
As a child Maria has always been fascinated by natural health approaches to healing, even when I t was considered “strange”. As an adult she pursued a career in music as a professional singer and musician for over 25 years. But then one day as if overnight, she had noticed her voice had become very hoarse, and lost half of her 3 ½ octave range. As a well -trained vocalist Maria was very concerned, very frustrated and sought out all the standard treatments, including ENT- eliminated allergies and vocal nodes. A chiropractic visit revealed a slight scoliosis in C4-6, and Maria took on a regiment of 3 chiropractic treatments a week just to maintain some of her vocal performance – but still at 75%. Exasperated and even more frustrated one day while leaving the chiropractic office, she said out loud in her car, to whichever Angel would be listening - “I refuse to believe that I have to keep doing this to keep my voice working…there has to be another way!! “
Two days later, for Mother’s Day, she received a gift certificate for a Bowen treatment from her husband (probably because he was tired of hearing her complain). For her it was a miracle because in that one visit, her full range in full power returned. (Maria cautions when retelling this story because everyone does heal at their own pace, some people need more time than others).
By coincidence, her Bowen therapist was looking for a receptionist – she took on the job and marvelled at how well many of the clients were responding to their treatments- people like herself who had tried everything else and nothing worked. This intrigued her and inspired her to train and study Bowen with the main intention of simply helping out family and friends. She worked out of her home and it was through word of mouth Maria gained more and more clients and she decided to move into an office space.
Up until now Bowen seems to be a “last resort” effort for patients who have exhausted all other methods but Maria’s commitment to this amazing modality is to help raise the awareness of Bowen Therapy. Maria has continued her training to include also Bowen levels SP1 (Advanced) and Bowen SP2 ( Masters) with both Ozzie and Elaine Rentsch to whom the Bowenwork journals, research and studies were entrusted by Tom Bowen before he passed away. She remains a registered member of CBBG - Canadian Bowenwork /Bowtech Group ( www.cbbg.ca) which is the Official Registry for Bowtech, the Original Bowen Technique of Canada and is happy to represent all Bowen Therapists whose main goal is to help people to find balance and wellness in their lives again.Some health issues that Bowen can help with
- Back pain, sciatica
- ibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Mental /Emotional stress
- Knee, ankle and foot problems
- Neck/shoulder pain
- Prostate problems
- Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
- Digestive and bowel problems, IBS
- Infant Colic
- Tennis or Golf Elbow
- Sports and accident injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, RSI
- Respiratory Problems
- Migraines, Concussions
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Any conditions where pain or imbalance exists