Testimonials regarding Bowen Therapy and Concussion Resolution
I had headaches and dizziness for about 3 weeks after my concussion. I had one Bowen
Therapy session and my symptoms resolved within about 12 hours. I would recommend Jenna.
Tyler Carter, Athlete, Velox Rugby Club
For 3-4 weeks I had concussion symptoms: headaches/pressure and dizziness. These
symptoms resolved after the first session (within 24 hours). I would recommend Jenna and
Bowen Therapy and will be returning if I receive another concussion.
Daniel Dennis, Athlete, Velox Rugby Club
For 6 days post concussion I experienced headaches, nausea, and blurred vision. I had two
treatments and my symptoms resolved within 5 days (between the sessions). Jenna’s service
works great. After one session I saw a remarkable and immediate improvement in the level of
physical and mental strain I was experiencing. I was able to achieve better physical and mental
function without having any negative side effects. I would recommend Jenna's service to
athletes of any sport who have received head injuries and especially students as it will help you
return to your studies sooner.
Mat Kelly, Student and Athlete, Velox Rugby Club
My symptoms were headaches and fogginess for 2 weeks. The symptoms were resolved after 2
treatments. After each treatment I felt much more cognitive and my headaches subsided after
the initial treatment and then were gone after the second treatment, I found it very helpful to my
overall well being.
Kelsey Oetting, Athlete, Velox Women's Rugby, Flanker
In early September, I experienced a concussion in my hockey game. After a week of the same
symptoms, I was recommended to Jenna and the treatment of Bowen Therapy. It is a unique
therapy that helps your body to relax and shut down your mind. After getting off the table for the
first time (first session), it was the first time I felt normal again. Just the first session alone cut
down my symptoms in half. After the second follow up session I was back to feeling completely
cleared of symptoms, practised later that week, and began playing two weeks later. If it wasn't
for Jenna, I don't know how long I would have been out for. I recommend Bowen Therapy for
anyone who is experiencing a concussion.
Jayme J., Student and Athlete, Saanich Junior B Minor Hockey
Date of Concussion: Sept. 28, 2013. Symptoms: Headache for about 4 days, didn't receive
treatment. Played again on Oct. 16 or so and received a small tap on the head and brought back
the symptoms and they were about twice as bad as the symptoms from the original concussion.
Received two treatments a week apart. The first one didn't seem to do much but the second
really helped and I felt noticeably better. No more headaches. The treatment is definitely
different but it definitely had an effect that second time. Would recommend trying it out.
Kieran Dunford, Athlete, Velox Valhallians Position: Inside Center
On Oct.26, 2012, I took a puck to the jaw and was knocked unconscious. My symptoms were:
severe headaches, vision problems,trouble concentrating, and bad sensitivity to light. The day
after my concussion, I went to see Jenna for a Bowen treatment. After the first session I
immediately felt better, which lasted for a few hours. I had a follow up session with Jenna one
week later and I continued to feel better and better. I was back on the ice within a week and a
half of my initial injury. It was honestly quite an experience. I thought that my season was
potentially in jeopardy, but I recovered rapidly and it's largely due to the treatment I received.
Jenna also worked on hip and and thigh issues I had throughout the season and it always
Garett Kemmler, Athlete, Saanich Junior B Minor Hockey
My name is Justin Polischuk, last season I suited up for the Saanich Braves Junior Hockey club.
On December 16, 2012 I was diagnosed with a concussion after a game in Campbell River, I
was dizzy, seeing stars, and had a consistent headache. 2 days later I saw Jenna Howe for a
Bowen Therapy treatment, and 3 days post treatment my symptoms had mostly subsided.
During the follow up session a day later I was feeling good, and on December 23, 2012 I passed
my RTP. Because of Jenna and Bowen Therapy I was able to return to not only normal life, but
back to training at a high level, and back to playing hockey at the level I want. I have been
symptom free ever since and sincerely believe that Jenna’s use of Bowen Therapy had a lot to
do with that.
Justin Polischuk, Student and Athlete, Saanich Junior B Braves Minor Hockey
For 4 weeks, I had on and off headaches; unable to push myself 100% at practice let alone in
game. Big results after my first treatment and played a game a few days later and saw a
dramatic improvement. After the second and third treatments, I was back at 100%. I had 3
treatments in total. I wouldn't only recommend Jenna for concussion symptoms, but any
nagging injuries that are bothering you, or anything that is keeping you off that 100% feeling, she
gets the job done; I had an over-trained Achilles tendon, and after one treatment I no longer
have to tape it. Wish I went to Jenna sooner; waiting around for my symptoms to dissipate was
silly. If I had just went and got this dealt with week of my concussion (which was recommended
to me!) I would of been back playing a lot sooner. Don't hesitate, go see Jenna."
Cory Walker, Student and Athlete, Velox RFC Academy, Position: Hooker
"I got my concussion from a crosscheck in a hockey game. I had concussion symptoms for three
weeks prior to treatment. Some of my symptoms were pressure on the back of my eyes,
headaches, dizziness, tunnel vision, fogginess in the head, light intolerance, and difficulties
sleeping. Directly after my treatment, the pressure in my eyes was gone and the majority of my
symptoms were gone in 48 hours. Before my second session I had a slight headache and eye
pressure. after that session those symptoms were gone and they have not returned since. I
would highly recommend this treatment for any athletes with a concussion or thinking they might
Nick Dakers, Student, 17yrs
"I suffered Grade 2 concussion, resulting from an accident. I experienced extreme nausea,
fatigue, headache, confusion (times, dates, etc.), and loss of coordination. These symptoms
lasted for several days after the accident. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to receive Bowen
Technique treatment. After a single 30 minute session I felt nausea, dizziness, and headache
symptoms disappear. Three hours after the session my coordination was back to normal and the
following day I felt my energy level increase to the maximum. I am extremely thankful to find out
about Bowen Technique as it helped me to resume my normal activities right away. I strongly
recommend Bowen Technique as it has proven itself as complete success to me."-
".... In March of this year, I suffered my second concussion, which aggravated symptoms from
my first concussion. My first concussion in 1998 was a closed head injury with some permanent
deficits. Since then I have had short term and long term memory loss, constant headaches, loss
of balance, difficulty tracking, restricted movement of my head to the far right and pain at the
base of my skull. My second concussion caused increased pressure in my head with increased
headaches, worsened my balance and nausea. After my first treatment with Jenna using the
Bowen Technique, the pressure in my head was relieved resulting in the nausea disappearing.
The second treatment my headaches were less, my balance better, my body was aligned again.
I could turn my head fully to the right. Jenna was very gentle in her technique. I have
recommended her to everyone who has asked me how I have been feeling."-
Linda Lake, Registered Nurse
"After a head injury, I had difficulty concentrating because of constant headaches and tension in
my body. A friend of mine recommended me to see Jenna and after about 4 months of seeing
her weekly, my headaches and tension subsided, I can concentrate at work again. After that, I
continued to receive Bowen treatments with Jenna every month, but not as a therapy, instead as
a monthly treat for myself because it is so relaxing. Of all my favorite things I treat myself,
Bowen treatment with Jenna is on top of the list!"
Apollo Tang, director of Opus 6 web development
"After suffering two concussions within a year, I developed post-concussion syndrome (PCS)
that persisted for many months. I wasn’t able to elevate my heart rate past a certain threshold
without experiencing debilitating headaches and dizziness The lack of treatment opportunities
for PCS was very frustrating, and I had almost given up hope until I met Jenna Howe in the
summer of 2007. After one session of Bowen therapy with Jenna, I noticed an improved sense
of overall physical balance and measurable pain relief. I continued to see Jenna for six sessions
in total, at which point the worst of my symptoms either been significantly reduced, or were gone
entirely, to the point where I was able to return to athletic pursuits. Jenna provided immediate
results that had been so elusive after months of searching. I would highly recommend Jenna’s
services to athletes suffering from PCS and eager to return to sport, or to anyone who has
suffered a head injury.
Jesse W. Lipman
"I had sustained a head injury (10 months prior to receiving Bowen) leaving me with typical
concussion symptoms (headache, vertigo, nausea, loss of concentration, etc), chronic pain in
my shoulders, upper back, neck and head. I was only able to perform my job duties for no more
than 2-hour time intervals. Lying down and sitting were almost unbearable. I had tried
chiropractic care , physiotherapy , cranial-sacral therapy, and massage therapy. I had one
Bowen session on the weekend and then returned to my physiotherapy session on the Tuesday.
My physiotherapist could not believe the difference. After almost 6 months of physiotherapy the
only progress I had was increasing the amount of time I could be in a traction movement. After
just one session of Bowen I was able to regain movement in my neck. After six sessions the
pain in my shoulders began to subside, I was able to sit at a desk for longer periods,
concentration increased and I had my first full night’s sleep in many months. At this point I had
given up all hope and had resided to the fact that I would live the rest of my life in constant pain
and would never being able to concentrate for long periods of time. My concentration levels
have returned and I am able to function fully at my job. I feel that I would have never reached
this level of health again without the use of Bowen and Jenna's patience and care."
Tanya Pulfer, Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Coordinator at Ontario Nature
"While competing in varsity cheerleading I was involved in an accident in which I sustained a
concussion. My symptoms were: headaches, dizziness, and light sensitivity. I also couldn't move
my arm above my shoulders or move my neck side to side.
Jenna did one Bowen session on my head and neck and I felt so good afterwards. I was able to
move my neck from side to side and also was able to move my arm above my shoulders that
same night. It was amazing. Over the next couple of days I didn't notice my head hurting or the
dizziness that I experienced before the treatment. The Bowen treatment was an excellent
choice to do and helped me out a lot."
Kelly Wesa, Student and Child Care Worker
Jenna Howe has served as the fitness technical reviewer for two of my books. I turn to her time
and time again because she has superior technical knowledge of physical fitness, she
understands the psychological and lifestyle barriers which prevent many women from being as
active as they should be, and she always comes up with creative strategies for overcoming
Ann Douglas, Author of pregnancy + parenting books, magazine writer, professional speaker
I was fortunate to have meet Jenna when I first decided to try a personal trainer. I was
immediately struck by her friendly, patient and laid back attitude. She is extremely
knowledgeable in many areas of human physicality which translates into being a top rate trainer.
I've been injured many times from various sports and Jenna always found a way to not only train
but to rehabilitate at the same time. Her demeanor always makes you feel like you're her only
client. When it's time to work out she's able to push you just enough while maintaining an
educational and fun atmosphere. I have and will continue to recommend Jenna to anyone
looking to improve their well being and fitness
Jim Fields, Realtor, Pemberton Holmes Ltd.
I was in a car accident and had chiropractic and physiotherapy care with some good results.
Then I tried Bowen Therapy and experienced deep tissue release and lasting results. Since my
first experience with Bowen, I have had subsequent treatments for carpal tunnel and tennis
elbow, as well as lower back pain. Jenna is an academic by nature. Her ongoing research and
studies into neuromuscular associations is what drew me to her. Her calming and gentle
treatment is what made me a repeat client. I enthusiastically recommend Jenna for Bowen
Therapy for the treatment of various injuries.
Zoe Tsoraklidis, Operations Manager at TUCU tech u can use