Pain Relief is an introductory Bowen technique DVD intended for
people of all ages with no prior knowledge of body work. Mrs.
Shapiro gently and clearly walks the viewer thru the 10 sets of
moves on lower back, upper back, and neck. Again, this is a very
basic but effective introduction to Bowen. I want to add that what
I learned in this DVD alone alleviated a severely painful episode of
sciatica when nothing else helped. Such an episode would usually
take 2-4 weeks to clear up, but with Bowen it started getting better
in 3 days and was completely gone in 10 days and has never returned.
I've suffered with sciatica off and on for 20 years, so what Bowen
Therapy did for me is nothing short of a miracle to me.
Additionally, it's been very useful
in helping little aches and pains that hurt but one wouldn't go to a
doctor for--headaches, neck strains, back ache, etc. I can't
recommend this DVD and Bowen Therapy enough.
"How To" For Bowen Therapy
C Fontana (Massage Therapise)
This DVD details step-by-step the Bowen moves in such
a way that even a 5 year old could do it. Very precise and easy to
follow. Well worth the investment. (I paid over $1000 for a Live
Bowen course and didnít get as much out of it as with the DVD!)
purchased this DVD to help several family members gain some pain
relief. I followed all 10 sets of Bowen moves carefully. The
instructions were very clear and simple and I was able to follow
along easily, even though I didn't have any previous bodywork
training. After each session I encouraged family members to follow
up on the suggested actions of walking, drinking water and waiting
at least a week before having any other bodywork. The results were
wonderful! My sister-in law (a skeptic) was shocked that her hip
pain was greatly reduced and my mom gained a lot of relief from her fibromyalgia pain. I am so excited about the results, that I am now
seriously thinking of training to become a Bowen Practitioner, so I
can learn all of the advanced moves. I think that for people who do
not live near a practitioner, this DVD is an excellent resource
for helping their family and friends get rid of pain.
Deborah from Georgia,
I ordered the DVD and my husband and I tried it. He followed along step by step, you made it very simple as he has NO MASSAGE EXPERIENCE. I was a little surprised because it opened up pain in my muscles. I was a little scared, so I began to pray and stuck it out. I did as the rest of the tape prescribed and then went to bed as it was late, all pillowed up but sans heating pad and the warm rice bag. The next day I woke up feeling rather strange and prickly all over like when your foot falls asleep. I drank my water (as I always do) but I forced myself to keep moving unless it got painful. Day two, I was mobile like I haven't been in 3 years.
Well except for early morning stiffness, which leaves sooner then it used to, I am feeling great! I have had 3 sessions now. Each time during the session there is pain, but thanks to God, to you, to Tom Bowen and to my sweet fumbling husband, I am getting better. I was a skeptic, but it is working. (P.S. I have an inch and a half of medical records dating from 1999 to verify all of this).
dad's headaches are history
after two sessions!
Jean S. from Indiana,
A few weeks ago I ordered the Bowen Technique DVD for my 87 year old dad's headaches. He was in constant pain. What a blessing! His headaches are history after two sessions! I am so excited about the Bowen Technique.
awesome teaching tool!!"
-Annie, Wales, UK
Gerri guided me through
every single step. The Bowen DVD leaves absolutely no room
for error. I highly recommend it!
Veronica from North Carolina
The DVD was just excellent excellent excellent!!!! Gerri Shapiro truly did a masterful job on producing this video!!! Wow, what a tremendous teacher she is. She is so CLEAR and THOROUGH in describing and demonstrating the Bowen
Method!!! My mom also watched it with me, and after the DVD was over she said, "I sure wish that Gerri lady were in our area because I definitely would go to her for a Bowen
session. "Thank you for producing such a marvelous and informative
was like she came
over to my house!"
Vicki from Palo Alto, CA
This DVD is fabulous! Very professional and visually very beautiful. I liked the simplicity of the presentation, the clear, easy instructions and the repetition. I laughed at the humor and loved the fact that it was like she came over to my house to visit! I look forward to helping my friends and family get relief from pain and stress.
DVD got rave reviews
at our house!"
Jade English from Hawaii
I've tried many other massage and bodywork DVDs, but this is the only one that really helped me to get rid of pain and stress. Gerri is a wonderful instructor. Clear. Easy to follow. Her relaxed manner complements the routines. My partner and I were easily able to follow along. But the best news is that I feel a lot more relaxed and my partner's back pain and sciatica are now gone and have not returned! We are both really impressed. The
DVD definitely got rave reviews at our house! Highly recommended!
thumbs up from our family!"
Marcia H. from Santa Cruz, CA
This DVD was great! I really had fun watching it and seeing all the beautiful scenes of Maui. Put me in the right mood to try out the Bowen Technique on my husband Chris, who was suffering from back pain. The instructions were really easy to follow. Gerri took me step by step through each of the moves. She made it fun and gave lots of tips on how to speed up the healing process.
It was so relaxing that my husband fell asleep during the session. Later that day he and I took a walk and he turned to me and said "Marcie - it really works. My back pain is gone!" I was amazed. I immediately went out and told all my friends about it. I highly recommend this
DVD for people who want to get rid of pain fast.
Sharon S, Texas
DVD was GREAT... the scenery fantastic, DVD well-done, the moves shown in a very easy way. And to be quite honest, I have bought a lot of "massage technique"
DVDs that cost as much as $69.95, and are not as well-done, clear or informative as this one. The price is more than reasonable for what you get! I am so pleased with the
DVD. I can hardly wait to see my own body react and to start practicing on others from the
A self-empowering healing
Pain Relief: The Gentle Power of Bowen For Family and Friends
is an effective healing DVD for the treatment of back and
joint pain, headaches, sports injuries and fibromyalgia.
Packed with practical advice, hands-on demonstrations and
clear explanations, this DVD is perfect for the beginner or
as a self-care tool for bodyworkers.
Beautifully filmed in Hawaii, this workshop with healer Gerri
Shapiro will show you the simple Bowen techniques for ridding
your body of pain. The Bowen method is very gentle but
works fast to provide long term relief. Shapiro shares
her practical advice and gives hands-on demonstrations.
Her explanations of the material are extremely clear, making
this a perfect introduction for newcomers to this powerful
Opening scenes of Hawaii's
beautiful beaches set a relaxing tone in this step-by-step
demonstration of the Bowen Technique. Developed in
Australia, the pain-healing technique involves a series of
firm, circular movements applied to specific points on the
back, legs, neck and shoulder. Holistic health educator
Gerri Shapiro, the calm on-screen instructor, methodically
demonstrates 10 sets of massages on a thoroughly relaxed
model. On-screen captions and a variety of camera angles
allow viewers to follow the movements. The program
concludes with additional pain-relief tips. Although her
claims of success may be unsubstantiated, persons seeking
alternative healing methods will want to check out Shapiro's
The filming location of this instructional DVD is
beautiful Maui, Hawaii. Gerri Shapiro, MS, Ed, health educator
and Bowen practitioner, gives viewers a brief explanation of
the history and purpose of the Bowen Technique. Ten basic
steps for adults to use in treating friends or family members
are demonstrated. The Bowen process involves gentle
manipulation of fingers and thumb to relax the body and
release any energy blocks that are causing pain and
discomfort. Although I was disappointed more information
wasn't shared on the fundamentals of this healing modality, I
appreciated the easy-to-understand instructions and
demonstration of muscle movements.