Continuing Education at Downeast School of Massage, Waldoboro, Maine

Introduction to Bowenwork
taught by Lori Rizzuto, LMT
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Registration: 9am | Class: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Approved by NCBTMB for 6 CEs
Tuition: $125, plus manual (required) $25

Course Description

Bowen Therapy also known by the trademark names, Bowenwork and Bowtech, is a gentle, effective non-invasive touch therapy that stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself. The therapist uses their fingers or thumbs to perform what is known as the “bowen move” over muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, joints and nerves in order to elicit a healing response in the body. It is deeply relaxing allowing the body to drop out of the flight or fight/stress response and into the parasympathetic response.

Bowen is based on certain core principles; some of these are:

  1. The body maintains structure through its interrelationship with key bands of fascia such as described in Tom Meyers Anatomy Trains.

  2. Less is more.

  3. When the nervous system is relaxed the body’s own innate healing response can be elicited at a cellular level.

Bowen therapy addresses, helps and can alleviate a myriad of conditions such as: chronic and acute pain, injuries, spinal curvatures, PTSD, anxiety, tinnitus, migraines, shoulder problems, fibromyalgia, Bell’s palsy, carpal tunnel, digestive problems, repetitive stress syndromes, tendonitis…..the list goes on and on.

In this introductory class you will learn more about how and why Bowen is so effective; how to perform the bowen move accurately and 15 bowen moves taken from some of the key procedures such as: respiratory, knee, lower and upper back and neck.

It is recommened that the video, “Strolling Under the Skin” is watched prior to class; which can be seen on YouTube.

Lori Rizzuto

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Lori Rizzuto, B.A., LMT, Bowen Pract. and Assoc. Instructor, has been in private practice, in mid-coast Maine for the last 30 years. She is a graduate of the Downeast School of Massage and has become certified and studied extensively in the fields of Herbology, Oncology massage and other bodywork modalities; including Shiatsu and Bowenwork. Lori has taught Swedish massage at DSM, Shiatsu through the Namaste Institute, Practical Herbology and Holistic Health Principles as well as Introduction to Bowenwork. She is also an End of Life Doula bringing her long years of helping others who are suffering and in pain into her work with the dying. She has a passion for teaching and helping others which she shares with her students.

Lori can be contacted through email at

To register or for more information, contact Emily Waltz at Downeast School of Massage, 207-832-5531 or

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