Dr. Sterchi is a Certified Bowen Practitioner and is pleased to provide the option of Bowen therapy to her patients. Bowen therapy is a gentle, physical therapy that stimulates the body to heal with minimal intervention. Bowen Therapy addresses the whole body by restoring balance to the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls the majority of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors. By shifting the ANS from sympathetic dominance (fight or flight mode) to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair mode), healing can occur. As many people are affected by stress in our modern times, Dr. Sterchi has found Bowen therapy to be an invaluable tool in helping to restore balance to the body and promote healing. Bowen therapy can be used to address acute injuries and long standing symptoms, and is appropriate for individuals of all ages and in all degrees of health.