Andréa understands that results come not only through therapy, but through the marriage of Bowen, diet and lifestyle. It is her skill in combining these facets into an overall approach to life that makes her techniques so unique and so effective.
Andréa is in good standing with the following professional organizations:
Canadian Bowenwork BowTech Group (CBBG)
Meet Andréa Sandoval
Certified Advanced Bowen Therapist
Andréa began her journey with Bowen Therapy a decade and a half ago. Because of its remarkable simplicity and profound results for patients, Andréa felt a deep calling to learn this technique. Thus, in 2007, Andréa earned her Bowen Therapist Certification through the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.
Since that time, Andréa has become an Advanced Bowen Therapist and has furthered her training to include Specialized Bowen Procedures, Mother Baby Bowen, and Mind Body Bowen. Andréa has been a practicing Bowen Therapist for more than 13 years now, and has loved every minute of it!
Andréa lives and breathes Bowen Therapy – it is her love, her passion and her calling.
At Doctors’ Choice Naturopathic Clinic, Andréa helps her clients become pain free, creating more freedom of movement and an improved quality of life. Her work positively impacts patients on all levels, from those with physical ailments to those with mental or emotional stressors.
Andréa has a special interest in assisting those with more complex cases such as post concussion syndrome, fibromyalgia and auto-immune disease. In these cases, she successfully utilizes an extensive repertoire of procedures and knowledge to stimulate recovery in the most gentle and holistic way possible.
Andréa feels blessed everyday to share this wonderful therapy with the world. Bowen has absolutely changed her life, and the lives of so many others who have allowed her to be a part of their healing journey. And for that, she is deeply grateful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bowen Therapy is a gentle form of bodywork that addresses the body as a whole. It can stimulate the nervous system, encourage a state of relaxation, and assist the body in resetting and rebalancing.
Tom Bowen, who developed the technique back in the 1950’s, recognized that the underlying cause of many health problems could be found in soft tissue or fascia. Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that surrounds every tissue in the body including nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles. Therefore dysfunction in fascia can affect every structure, nerve, muscle and organ in the body.
Bowen Therapy initiates a conversation between all aspects of the body. It helps to reset dysfunction by gently releasing negative holding patterns of pain and discomfort.
In a session, a series of gentle moves are applied to the body, with a pause given between the sets of moves. This pause allows the body to absorb the signal and facilitate a healing response. You might think of it like strumming a guitar – the strumming is the “move” across the fascia and this resonates throughout the body. As structure governs function, not only musculoskeletal problems are addressed but imbalances with internal organ systems as well.
Bowen is excellent for treating the following conditions:
- Low Back & Sciatic Pain
- Sporting Injuries
- Post Concussions Syndrome
- Anxiety & Stress
- Neck Tension & Whiplash
- Frozen Shoulder
- MVA Accidents
- Arthritic Pain
- Digestive Disorders
- Plantar Fasciitis
- TMJ Syndrome
- Allergies & Congestion
- Hip, Knee, Ankle Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Bowen Therapy can also improve: Inflammation, Circulation, and Lymphatic Drainage.
At the beginning of each session we will discuss your concerns and see where improvements are made. Your session will take place in a tranquil room on a massage table while you remain fully clothed.
A series of gentle moves will be performed on the body with pauses being given between each set of moves to allow your body time to adjust and facilitate a response. A session is usually an hour long.
There are no right or wrong feelings after a session – each person has their own individual experience. Often most people feel extremely relaxed while some feel more energized.
After the session, it is important to continue drinking plenty of water as the body detoxifies and goes through its healing process. Instructions will be provided on what to do after your session to optimize your results.
Please come for your appointment well hydrated and in comfortable clothing like jogging pants and a t-shirt.
On average, clients usually need 3 appointments scheduled about a week apart. For more chronic, long standing conditions more sessions may be needed.
Once results have been achieved, it is recommended to schedule follow up sessions every so often to maintain your progress and help support your body and prevent a relapse. Keeping the body tuned up through Bowen is a great way to stay healthy and avoid re-injury!
Yes! Bowen Therapy is one of the most gentle forms of bodywork available. It can be performed on a newborn baby to the frail and elderly. All walks of life can come for Bowen making it a great option for those seeking a non invasive modality with powerful results.
No, unfortunately, Bowen Therapy is not covered by MSP. However, many extended health care insurance plans do cover Bowen. Please call your insurance provider to see what coverage you may have. That said, Bowen receipts are tax deductible as a medical expense. Some ICBC adjusters have also accepted Bowen Therapy as a suitable treatment option for clients seeking treatment from motor vehicle accidents.
Bowen Services Menu
Bowen Therapy Initial Visit (1 Hour) $125
Bowen Therapy Follow-up Visit (1 Hour) $100
Bowen Therapy Package of 3 (1 Hour each) $270 (savings of $30 total)
Please note: Missed Visits or Cancellations without 24 hours notice are subject to the full session fee.