Introduction to Bowenwork: The Art of Balancing the Body's Muscle System (BOWENWORK - 14ARTB11)

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November 16th, 2014 12:00 PM   through   4:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
See location under description.
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 95.00
General Public $ 95.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni $ 85.00
Full-Time Student $ 35.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience General public, health care professionals, full-time students, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists, physical medicine specialists, sports medicine specialists
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Bowenwork® is a gentle, effective, noninvasive touch therapy that stimulates the body's ability to heal itself. You will be introduced to history, theory and application of the Bowen therapy technique. Learn the key elements of Bowenwork for different parts of the body to ease breathing difficulties; relieve muscle tension, joint pain or stiffness; ease heartburn, acid reflux and other gastrointestinal complaints; and relieve neck, back and knee pain. This is a hands-on experiential class and all practice is done through clothing. The workshop is appropriate for health practitioners who wish to use the skills with their patients, and anyone wishing to use the techniques on family members. Nov 16, Sun, 12-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Scott Wurtz. (4 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Description:  Bowenwork is a holistic, soft-tissue technique that relaxes and returns the body to a healing state. A Bowenwork practitioner applies light pressure through a minimal number of precisely located moves or touches over tendons, muscles and nerve bundles. In response, the body resets its various systems, bringing a person into balance and promoting healing and well-being. Bowenwork's gentle, non-invasive nature is the key to its success.

The main focus of the workshop is for you to learn how to apply the basic Bowenwork moves on another person. This class includes ample practice time with fellow participants under the instructor’s supervision.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Practice the core Bowenwork moves
  • Describe the four key elements of a “move” - slack, sink, challenge and roll
  • Identify the specific muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia for each move

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #286. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Course Fee Includes: a 74 page handout binder valued at $25.

Audience: The seminar content has been designed for licensed health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA)

CEUs available for OR NDs (4 General CEUs)

CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA

CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA

NCBTMB CEs pending approval for LMPs

CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA

CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA

Category II CMEs available for MDs & PAs licensed in WA

NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s

CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA

Scott Wurtz, BA, LMP, PBP, AI, first discovered the subtle power of Bowenwork after a shoulder injury in 1992. After just four treatments his pain was eliminated completely and his range of motion fully restored. In 2004 he injured his other shoulder and was unable to use his arm until he received Bowenwork shortly after the accident. The healing was so profound he decided to become a Bowenwork practitioner, adding the skill set to his 20 years of experience as a bodyworker.

Scott enjoys the power of education and has been rigorous in seeking out the best teachers for his learning. For the past nine years he has been a full-time practitioner and completed all advanced Bowenwork training available. Teaching Bowenwork to others is his way of giving back. He enjoys designing and presenting courses that engages all the senses: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. For more information about this instructor visit