An Innovative Approach to Chronic and Acute Pain Management
and General Health Maintenance

How can Bowen Pain Management help me?

Bowen is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that utilizes subtle inputs to the body, stimulating the body to balance itself. This work offers tremendous benefit to patients and can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health issues, both acute and chronic.

The indications for use include:

  • Back pain, sciatica
  • Digestive and bowel problems, IBS
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia, CFS
  • Infant colic
  • Knee, ankle, and foot problems
  • Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
  • Infertility
  • Sports and accident injuries
  • Neck/shoulder problems, frozen shoulder
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Bedwetting
  • Groin pain and pelvic tilt
  • Prostate problems
  • Respiratory problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI
  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • PTSD, depression
  • and many more…

What happens during your session?

A typical session generally lasts from 30-60 minutes. Clients usually lie on a massage/bodywork table, or may be seated in a chair if required, for comfort. During a session, the client often drops into deep relaxation caused by the parasympathetic nervous system response. A ‘session’ involves one or more ‘procedures’, each of which consists of several sets of ‘moves’. The moves are gentle, but purposeful, and can be done through light clothing. Between each set of moves, the nurse pauses for as many minutes as are needed for the client’s body to begin responding. As the nervous system begins to adjust the tension level in the muscles, the nurse assesses when the client is ready for the next set of moves. A common approach in a session is to balance the entire body by addressing the lower back, then the upper back, and then the neck. In contrast to other therapies, where there is correction on the patient through manipulation. This work facilitates the body in balancing itself, with minimal intervention. Because of the nature of this approach, and the body’s continuing response to it over several days, other forms of manipulative therapy are discouraged for up to five days after a session.

About Janet Riley

Janet E. Riley RN has been a Registered Nurse since 1984 and has been practising Bowen as part of her nursing practice since 2000. Her experience prior to being in independent practice includes orthopaedic surgery and geriatric rehabilitation. Janet is a graduate of the Holistic Nurse/Nurse Coach program at the Canadian Institute of Integrative Nursing Development & Education ( and is a Student Advisor and Instructor.

New Patient Health History Form

For NEW patients, prior to attending your FIRST appointment, please download and complete the following Health History Form and bring it with you. Click the button below.

Bowen Pain Clinic in Kingston, ON


993 Princess St.
Unit 14
Kingston, ON K7L 1H3

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Contact Me

Tel: 613.848.2083
Fax: 1.877.513.0758