Bowenz – Therapy for Balance

Bowenz Bowen Therapy & Kinesiology Clinic is owned an operated by Mark Palmer. Mark has over 12 years experience as an advanced Bowtech Practitioner and Touch For Health & Three in One Concepts Kinesiologist. Mark provides a no nonsense holistic approach to assist people on their journey.

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Bowen Therapy

Experience gentle body techniques and brain/body exercises in a relaxing and calm environment. A great way to reset your body, allowing it to recover, repair & heal.
Bowen Therapy (Bowtech) was developed by Tom Bowen in Geelong, Victoria. It is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that is revolutionising Health Care worldwide. Its relatively few, gentle moves over muscle and other soft tissue address the whole body, stimulating it to reset and heal itself.

The healing may occur at all levels as needed: physical, chemical, emotional, mental, energetic, etc. Bowen Therapy aims to balance and stimulate energy flows, frequently resulting in a deep sense of overall relaxation. The restorative process begins once the body is relaxed, and continues as the body allows. Healing seems to occur by affecting the body’s autonomic nervous system, which creates homeostasis at the cellular level.

Simply stated, Bowen Therapy allows the body to reset and heal itself. The work consists of a series of gently rolling, connective tissue moves. With the release of toxins and old patterning, the moves begin to accomplish holistic balance almost immediately. Since Bowen addresses the body as a whole unit rather than just the presenting symptoms, it embraces the physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of each person receiving treatment. Bowen Therapy is great for all conditions and provides the ideal feeling of a “re-balance” or “tune-up”. Often only a few sessions may be needed – approx a week apart to reprogram the body’s muscle memory. A very relaxing treatment.


Touch for Health Kinesiology had its origin in 1970 with Chiropractors in America when Dr John Thie decided to make practical & effective methods of balancing the body’s energy available to all practitioners. Through muscle testing, Touch for Health balances the body’s energy system to ensure the individual is balanced mentally, emotionally & Bio mechanically. This amazingly simple modality is an excellent diagnostic tool to help establish the imbalances in the body – both structurally, and emotionally. Kinesiology encompasses the Chinese Philosophy of the five elements: earth, fire, water, wood & metal and the system of meridians.

Three In One Concepts Kinesiology is great for learning difficulties, emotional blockages, learning enhancement, and to assist in releasing past conditions. It utilizes visualization techniques and Brain Gym and One Brain exercises. It also incorporates Kinesthetic releases that are easy to learn & apply on a daily basis.

Ear Candling Therapy

Ear Candling is a natural, non-intrusive procedure that may help alleviate the painful effects of chronic headaches or sinus conditions, ear infections, allergies or vertigo, as well as minor hearing loss due to excessive earwax build up. It is believed as the candle burns, gentle warm smoke is drawn into the ear canal that softens and loosens candida, wax, and other debris through osmosis. This means anything on the other side of the eardrum turns into a gas form to pass through the ear drum membrane. It is then collected into the remaining unburned portion of the candle. Ear candles are applied safely and gently during a 45 minute session, with both ears being done.

Stretching / Exercise

Regular stretching has many benefits for our body and whole health system. Traditionally it has often been done prior to a form of exercise, e.g running, rugby, weight work out. Preparing the body correctly prior to exercise is vital to avoid injury and maximise performance. Stretching alone is also an effective form of exercise, concentrating on breathing and specific muscle groups to aid the body’s whole health system.

Correct Biomechanical use of the body provides the right environment for our body to flourish. Combined with contralateral cross over movement we can also exercise
our brain at the same time! Choi Kwang Do is a revolutionary Practical Self Defence Program that utilises these theories and is an ideal program to enhance your
body, mind and spirit’s performance. It is based on science and Kinesiology principles! It is non contact and non competitive, great for all conditions and ages 5 and up.

Bowenz Mobile Visits

One of the many great things about Bowen Therapy is that it can be done anywhere! Bowenz Workplace Treatments are 15 minutes and clients are treated while sitting.
The session concentrates on the back, neck, shoulders & arms. An awesome way to reduce the ever popular tension in the upper back/neck area.

Mark Palmer
Member Bowen Therapy Association NZ
Advanced Bowtech Practitioner

Mark first learnt the Bowen Technique in Australia in 1997 and shortly afterwards he commenced his own Clinic in Cairns: “Body Connections Therapy Clinic” and operated
this for 8 years. As well as a qualified Bowen Therapist, Mark has completed his Kinesiology training in Three in One Concepts and is also a Touch For Health Practitioner, an Emmett Practitioner ( Emmett Technique is a very effective muscle release therapy). While in Australia Mark also trained in and achieved his 1st Degree Black Belt in the bio mechanically designed Martial Art: Choi Kwang Do. He runs an Internationally affiliated school here in Christchurch and recently achieved his 2nd Dan Black Belt. As well as an active snow skier & cyclist, Mark has attended numerous workshops and training courses including: Raja Yoga meditation Tai Chi (Wu Style – level 2), The
Melchizedek Hologram Healing Method, Emmett Technique and The Horstmann technique Healing methods. Mark encourages his clients to be very involved and take responsibility for their healing and learn about their everyday movements and how they affect their physical & emotional wellbeing to assist with their healing and longevity.




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Address 431 Old West Coast Road
Christchurch 7676
Phone03 972 5787
Mobile021 581 481

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