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Kauai Bowen Therapy

Therapeutic Massage by Charlene Proczka

Charlene Proczka began her career as a massage therapist in 1986, having attended the Holistic Institute in Santa Barabara, California. She then continued her studies in Swedish Massage, Medical Massage, Russian Sports Massage, Lomi-Lomi, Myo-Fascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Jin Shin Jyutsu. All these modalities and more she has used to create her own art form of healing massage.

Charlene at the Na Pali coast

Having moved to the North Shore of Kauai with her family in 1989, she continues to study the art and therapeutic applications of massage. For 10 years Charlene was the Principle Massage Therapist for the in-room massage at the former Princeville Hotel . Not only can she provide a relaxing massage, but has the additional skills (when needed) to assist in freeing painful acute or chronic conditions of the body. Please welcome Charlene to your home for your massage and bodywork needs.

About Bowen Therapy

Charlene with her grandkids

Ten years ago Charlene began studying another therapeutic modality called Bowen Therapy, originated in the 1950's by the late Thomas Bowen of Geelong, Australia. This modality has captivated her interest up to the present. Tom Bowen's approach was to reset the tension in certain muscles and muscle groups by using a unique type of stretch-and-roll-through move. Then pausing between sets of moves to give the body time to begin its response. This technique can only be effective through impeccable observation of the clients, and the ability to identify compensation patterns, and what osteopaths would call lesions. The heart of this work is precise stimulation to enable a rippling effect to move through tissue. This allows a space for the body and mind to let go of holding patterns, or fight/flight effects in order to create a condition where the body has fuller relaxation and hydration. This is created via blood and fluid exchange moving more effectively through the organs, muscles nerves and cranium. This also effects the hormonal output as well as harmonizing the left and right side of body. Charlene being a lover of the equine would say her choice in Bowen moves would be based on "the right horse for the course." View Charlene's Bowen Profile »

Scheduling a Session

Bowen Therapy works best when done with pairs of people to allow for appropriate pauses between stimulation of the proprioperceptors. If you are interested in scheduling a session please contact Charlene Proczka at (808) 635-3568 or A massage is available at Charlene's studio located on the north shore of Kauai. Out-call sessions for pairs are also available. Aloha!

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