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Meet our Massage Therapists

David Kempster Bowen

& Paula Mintzer 




Paula Mintzer : Certifed Massage Therapist


Swedish massage therapy involves gentle soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. . By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.



Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage targets the focuses on the release of muscle tension and chronic knots and the elimination of adhesion's and scar tissue from old injuries. Deep Tissue Massage utilizes cross fiber strokes along elbows, fingers, and ceramic, wooden, or glass tools may be used for optimal penetration of the muscle



The healing art of Thai Massage combines compression, gentle, yoga-based stretching and acupressure for relaxing and balanced results. Thai Massage is often referred to as assisted yoga, increasing joint range of motion and flexibility, relieving muscle aches and fatigue and improving circulation. This massage is done on a padded mat. No oils are used and the client is fully dressed wearing comfortable clothing.



Reiki is a Japanese technique of energy healing utilized for stress reduction, deep relaxation and the achievement of personal balance. This Eastern practice uses the

traditional method of hands resting, without pressure, on or above the body’s energy centers to promote healing. Client remains fully clothed throughout session.

Discover what 1.2 millions Americans already know - the benefits of Reiki!


David Kempster Bowen : BTA Qualified


The Bowen Technique is a very effective form of neuromuscular bodywork that is regularly used by elite athletes for the treatment of injuries and to improve the recovery time following training and competition.

Bowen Therapy for the sports athlete is therapy that is carried out with consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the athlete. The benefits of Bowen Therapy for the sports athlete include: 

  • Reduced recovery time between training session so that the athlete can train harder and more frequently
  • Reduced likelihood of developing sports injuries
  • Reduced likelihood that a primary injury will lead to secondary injuries
  • An increase in the length of the athletes career

As a result, the performance potential of the athlete is increased.

Bowen Therapy for the Sports athlete can be loosely classified into four types:

Pre-event Sports Bowen Therapy - This is the term used to describe sports Bowen that is given immediately before competition or training. It increases muscles, breaks down minor adhesions, releases colloidal histamine leading to a long lasting increase in blood flow to the muscles and stimulates the nervous system. The result of these physiological changes is increased performance potential and a decreased likelihood of injury.

Post-event Sports Bowen Therapy - Describes sports Bowen given within 4 hours after competition or training. It helps to relax the muscles, remove waste-products formed through exercise (eg. lactic acid, debris from tissue breakdown) and bring nutrients to the area. This reduces the likelihood of developing post exercise soreness and reduces the recovery time.

Training Sport Bowen Therapy - This Bowen is given in between training sessions to improve the recovery between training sessions, reduce the risk of injury and maximize the performance enhancing effect of training. It also addresses any abnormal changes in tissue tension or inflammation before they develop into injuries and address small injuries before they become a problem. As the frequency of training increases so does the need for training sports Bowen.

Rehabilitation Sports Bowen Therapy - This form of sports Bowen is given to aid recovery from sports injuries. It reduces inflammation, ensures the development of strong, pliable scar tissue and returns muscle and tendon flexibility to normal. Rehabilitation sports Bowen can greatly increase the speed of recovery after injury and significantly reduce the chances of re-injury. 
Because the Bowen Technique causes a deep level of relaxation it is not suitable as pre-event sports Bowen. It is, however, an extremely effective form of post-event, training or rehabilitation sports Bowen.