616 W Main St. Mechanicsburg – 717.386.8279
Nancy is an incredible therapist. I came to her in extreme pain after visiting a chiropractor and she fixed me up. I give Nancy the highest rating and recommendation. She has got me out of pain numerous times by using Bowen Therapy. I have tried to understand it, but Nancy said it best, “Just relax.” Massage is the greatest and I look forward to when I don’t need the Bowen adjustments. – Bob E.
Visited the first time yesterday – I look forward to coming back and finally feeling relief in my stiff neck AND to see the results my daughter can get! – Renee M.
Got such relief and movement, even on first visit!Can’t wait for my second appt. – Nicole G.
Nancy Bittinger is a very gifted healer. My wife and I have been going to her for many years now. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment! – Michael L.
I had severe sciatic nerve pain for over a month, and nothing worked. After one session I had immediate relief. I would recommend Carlisle Bowenworks to anybody in pain. It works!!! – Heather M.
Nancy, I can’t believe the difference in the way I’m feeling. I’m definitely looking forward to my next appointment. -Vanessa H.
Love how much this has helped me. To go a whole week with no Advil hasn’t happened in more than 10 years! -Angela Z.
After years of pain and test after test, the doctors had no explanation. I was totally amazed after one visit how much better I felt. This has been a blessing for me and has given me my life back!! Thank you Nancy!! -Shelly S.
What an amazing experience! I had no clue I was carrying around so much tension throughout my body! -Angie S.
I learned about Bowen therapy around nine years ago while searching for relief for my chronic back pain. I finally found a therapist about an hour and a half away from my home and went to see if Bowen might help me. After just ONE session, I could tell that something had happened to my body! I was very excited, but it was just not possible for me to travel 1 1/2 hours with my 2 year old in tow to go for continuing treatments. I have had massage and chiropractic work for 20 years for my back issues on a monthly basis. While this helped a lot, it was always painful ( massage). I was thrilled when Nancy opened 15 minutes from my house! I have been seeing her for 1 1/2 years now, and my back has NEVER been better. My job contributes to my problem and pain, so I still must go monthly for treatment, but I am so happy that it is pain free treatment, and I feel so much better. I am happy to say I have not had a therapeutic massage in all that time, and I feel wonderful!!!! I am a true believer in the power and effectiveness of Bowen therapy! -Ginger M.
Nice friendly staff, great experience. – October 07, 2014
I am glad I tried this therapy. I did my research prior to going. Bowen therapy has been very effective for thousands of clients so I wanted to try it as a resource to help with my pain. I am very optimistic and will be returning on a regular basis. – August 25, 2014
It takes more than one visit usually, but it’s worth it! – August 21, 2014
Try it, it is the best feeling in the world. May take a day or so, but, you will feel wonderful. You will also wonder what took you so long to do it. Take a risk, do it. You will be a better feeling person for doing it. – August 19, 2014
My time with Nancy was the most relaxing that I can recall. It was a period of mindlessness yet full awareness. I can’t adequately explain my experience, but it is one that I’ll repeat. It was recommended to me by 2 friends who have visited at Bowenwork repeatedly. One result was a relief from TMJ. I’ve always been a jaw clencher, and I experienced freedom from that tension and overall muscular relaxation that I never experienced before. If in doubt, go for it! – July 25, 2014
Great relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend. – July 22, 2014
I am so surprised how gentle the touch was, to produce such an effect, relief of pain. Everyone there was so nice, atmosphere soothing. – June 24, 2014
I have gotten AMAZING results after only 2 sessions…was highly doubtful this extremely subtle technique would help my chronic sciatica pain but it is working! Thank you Nancy! – June 22, 2014
Excellent service! – June 18, 2014
Very relaxing. Relieved the physical discomfort I was having in a gentle way. I would recommend and will go back myself. – June 17, 2014
Betsy, I want to thank you again for helping me get through this ugly battle with Lyme!! I am feeling much better thanks to the Bowenwork sessions I had with you… and now I can be a happy mommy again and go to work today!! -Candi, Boiling Springs
When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, I was barely able to walk. My tremors were so severe that I couldn’t manage buttons or zippers. I heard about Bowenwork, and though I was skeptical at first, I agreed to give it a try. After just one session, I was able to walk without a cane, and the tremors were reduced by as much as 75%. Frankly, I was astonished. I recently showed up for an appointment with increased tremors and difficulty walking. Twenty minutes later, I was able to walk more than a mile, and again the tremors improved markedly. I don’t know how or why it works, but for me, Bowenwork is nothing short of a miracle. -Geneva, Carlisle
I don’t truly understand how it really works but it does. I was amazed at how relaxed I felt. The tension in my neck and shoulders was gone and that boost to my energy helped me get back into my normal life. I didn’t feel like I was so tired and just needed to come home and go to bed. Everyone should give it a try. -Tracy, York Springs
When I began bringing my (Autism Spectrum) son for Bowen treatments, I never expected to see results as quickly as I did. Within a week, his talking seemed to be opening up and improving. He was saying things we’d never heard him say before. He seemed more engaged with the world around him and was also more relaxed. -Becky, Mechanicsburg
A Tribute to Bowenwork Dec 10, 2011 is a day I will remember for a long time. I had to drive from Carlisle to NJ and back that day and in the early morning, I awoke to take out the dog and get the newspaper. While leaning over to put on my shoes (I wish it were more of an heroic or strenuous activity), I felt a pop in my lower back and a sudden painful spasm there. I stretched and it seemed to go away, so I continued on my trip. By the time I arrived back home late that night, I was in agony, with a constant pain in my left leg that shot down from my buttocks down to my lower leg. It did not go away with rest. Subsequent investigation, including an MRI, showed that I had a bulging disk in the L5 area of the spine and a classic case of sciatica. The month of January 2012 was a nightmare, as I could barely walk and spent most of my time in bed attempting to find a comfortable resting position. Over the course of 2012 I tried all of the conventional routes, including steroid injections, prescription and non-prescription pain-killers, and conventional physical therapy. The injections only seemed to last for 2 days before the pain came back. The pain-killers dulled the pain but did not make it go away. Only the physical therapy had an actual effect, but even this was incomplete. I found myself functional but not cured. I was slowly resigning myself to a life with sciatic pain as a constant distraction. In the beginning of 2013, I saw an ad in the local paper for a non-conventional therapy called Bowenworks. I was initially sceptical, as my wife had a bad experience with chiropractic, and many alternative therapies rely a lot on a placebo effect. However, at that point I was completely frustrated with conventional approaches, so I figured that the only thing I had to lose was a little money. I went to Carlisle Bowenwork and scheduled an appointment. I found the session restful and intriguing. Basically you lie on a comfortable massage table for about an hour, relaxing while the therapist (Nancy Bittinger) periodically manipulates your spine and various joints. Discussions with Nancy showed that it is based on sound and thorough anatomical knowledge. Bowenwork is part of an approach that includes diet and exercise. While far from cured after the first session, I did feel an improvement, so I decided to continue. I am very glad that I did. It is now November 2013. Over the course of the year things continued to improve and now the sciatic pain is GONE. When I started, I was taking 2 Tramadol and 8x200mg Ibuprofen daily. I am now taking no pain medication. I am able to walk and sit without any pain. One of the things I noticed over the course of the year was that the manipulation that Nancy does feet less intense as my body heals. She is doing the same thing she did before, but my body has realigned itself. With the sciatica essentially cured (as opposed to suppressed, which is what the conventional therapies did), I am now pursuing Bowenwork as a solution to a bad bunion on my left foot. Again conventional therapies are drastic (the standard bunion surgery rips your foot apart). The Bowenwork approach is to realign things, including the way I walk, and let the body heal. I am just in the beginning stages of this, but the big toe already has more movement. In summary, I am giving an enthusiastic testimonial for the effectiveness of Bowenwork. My wife and I go regularly to relax.