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Page 10 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 11 health & llness Benefits of Bowen therapy Bowen is a hands on therapy that stimulates the body to change. Though you may not have heard of it, this holistic "homeopathy of bodywork" has been in practice for almost 70 years. By activating the nervous system through a soft-tissue technique, the body is able to "reset" and return to its healing state. Danielle Molella, owner of Blue Dragonfly Bodywork in Poughkeepsie and Bowen Therapy practitioner for years, has seen Bowen treat and heal emotional and physical ailments within patients. She says, "I see people that are trying to unlock their body's greatest potential and they come to me because they want to feel their best. I really enjoy helping them achieve optimal health." Bowen is different from traditional forms of wellness, though it is recognized and practiced by doctors around the world. Molella describes the differences between Bowen and a normal massage. She says, "Bowen moves can be applied through clothing and in any position or situation without lotions or oils. There are wait times in between moves and sets of moves, as well." The treatment is subtle but the effects are powerful and work within the body for around five days after the treatment, detoxifying the body. As a form of follow up care, Molella suggests drinking lots of water and walking for 20 minutes a day. She also warns against using other therapies in conjunction with Bowen, saying, "Its effects are powerful but can be dampened, stopped or altered by other therapies like massage, chiropractic and ice packs." Arlington Dental Associates & IRA STIER, DDS est 1988 • Botox & Fillers • Veneers & Crowns • Sleep Apnea • Dental Implants • Weight Loss 2 Locaions Poughkeepsie & Fishkill 845-454-7023 • Call now to schedule an appointment! $ 50 OFF Any Service

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