Like a cross-country road trip, attempts at becoming healthier will only succeed by maintaining discipline, performing preventive maintenance, and avoiding gas-station hot-dogs. Merge into the relaxation lane with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a one-hour Bowenwork body therapy treatment at Insight Body Therapies in Fort Washington (a $90 value).
Yvonne Fisher, Insight Body Therapies’ owner and seasoned Bowenwork practitioner, helps clients reach emotionally centered healing aided by a tool kit of therapeutic treatments. A form of soft-tissue bodywork, Bowenwork promotes deep relaxation by stimulating the body to release muscle restrictions and catalyze healing processes. During each 60-minute session, Fisher recalibrates internal workings with subtle, targeted moves, eschewing the manipulative squeezes and flaming mallets traditionally found in massage therapy. Effective for healthy people as well as those with chronic pain, digestive issues, or infertility, Bowenwork may also relieve pain, reduce tension, and rejigger hormonal imbalances.
Insight Body Therapies
Owner and principal practitioner Yvonne Fisher knows most of the techniques you'd expect a nationally certified massage therapist to be familiar with—the Swedish, shiatsu, and myofascial modalities, for example. But because she's such a firm believer in the human body's ability to heal itself, she's gone beyond these traditional bodywork techniques to master less conventional healing approaches, including the soft-tissue method developed by Australian alternative-health practitioner Tom Bowen. Like an innovative hammer, some of these techniques don't even require hands: Reconnective Healing aims to influence life-force energy without physical contact, and a self-help method called the Emotional Freedom Technique targets emotional distress and can even be done over the phone.
7237 Hollywood Rd.
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034