Human Bowen Testimonials

"After increasing pain on running and walking I was diagnosed with arthritis in my right hip and knee. I was told by a specialist that the next step would be surgery to replace my hip - and I'm not even 50! A couple of people had recommended that Bowen would help with the pain, so when I saw Virginia doing mini treatments I thought I'd give it a go. She treated my knees and I didn't notice anything at first but by an hour or so I suddenly realised that all the pain was gone from my right knee and I only had the hip pain. So I thought that if she could get rid of the knee pain, maybe she could get rid of the hip pain too, and I booked in for a full treatment. After she finished the treatment I could walk without pain for the first time in 18 months, especially going up the front steps to my home. My arthritis is still a work in progress and has its ups and downs - but Bowen gave me hope for a non-surgical solution. In fact I loved the Bowen so much that I'm now training to be a Bowen practitioner."

Carol Hood


"I have suffered with lower back problems for most of my adult life & have tried many different remedies & medications for relief. One of my dogs, a Rottweiler cross named Sasha, also suffers with back problems & has arthritis is both elbow & knee joints. I recently discovered that she had blown the cruciate ligament in both knees & would require surgery to correct this. I had never heard of Bowen therapy before meeting Virginia. I came across one of her pamphlets describing the technique & that it could be used on both people, dogs & cats and I was intrigued by what I read & was certainly interested to learn more. To date, I personally have experienced numerous treatments & have come away with a relaxed & detoxified feeling, as if the Bowen therapy has stimulated the body to heal itself. Having experienced these wonderful encounters, I was convinced to try Bowen for Sasha. Virginia commenced treatments prior to Sasha’s knee surgery & then continued with further treatments after the surgery. During Sasha’s treatments, I noticed her become very relaxed; and she would often fall asleep & stay that way for hours after the completion. I believe this relaxed state has helped Sasha to heal allowing her to get back to a more normal life. As a practitioner, Virginia is very professional; she takes her time & fully explains everything she is doing so that you have an understanding of how Bowen therapy is working. As a person Virginia is very warm & has the ability to put you at ease. There is a calming & healing presence about her, and her purpose is to be available to help you. I therefore have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Bowen therapy to anyone, for either humans & animals.

Deborah Godkin


"My name is Kathy-maree and I am 47 years old. I had a stroke over 14 months ago and nearly didn't make it back. One day I met Virginia and started talking about my fears and concerns for my health and mental wellbeing. Virginia used Bowen, Reiki and Angel healing on me the first time and various other modalities on the other occasions. For the first few months I went fortnightly then monthly. During this time I have had some relapse but with Virginia's help and guidance I always bounce back. Bowen is different, you can either feel the difference immediately or over a periods of days. No matter what I feel that the techniques used by Virginia and her loving nature have helped me stay on top of myself and my quest in this life."

Kathy Maree


"I visited Virginia for a Bowen session when I could hardly walk. After just one session the pain was gone, I could stand up straight and could smile for the first time in a week. Virginia has a certain touch, which is relaxing and gentle yet very effective. Visiting Virginia is always a pleasant experience."

Sarah Morgan


I was suffering from a stretched lower back, with twinging constant pain. After just one treatment with Virginia I felt better within 10min, and increasingly throughout the day the twinge disappeared. By the following morning I had no evidence of pain at all. Thanks Virginia.



Animal Therapy Testimonials

"My name is Marguerita and I have a passion for animals, particularly dogs. I have managed to acquire a family of four dogs in my travels, all different shapes in sizes. Of particular interest here is my old Rottweiler, Cali. Having rescued her from an abusive home at the age of 3, we have given her a loving home for 10 years now. In that time she has managed to snap both her back cruciate ligaments. The first was when she was nine, and she had major surgery to wire up the joint which took her 6 months to recover from. When she snapped the other one a year later, at the age of 10, although a healthy dog, we wondered how she would cope with the surgery and prolonged recovery. For 6 months she hobbled around while we sought an alternative for her. That’s when Virginia came into our lives with animal Bowen. Already a fan of Bowen Therapy myself, I was keen to have Cali treated by Virginia. The results were amazing. After just 3 treatments, you could barely notice there was any problem at all and as long as she has maintenance treatments on a regular basis, 2 years on at the tender age of 13 she is still going strong, which is pretty amazing for a Rotti. She will never be perfect, but considering she couldn’t put her weight on her back leg at all 3 years ago, she has pretty good function in both back legs now. Thanks Virginia. If it weren’t for you I might have had to put down my beautiful old girl a couple of years ago. "

Marguerita Vorobioff


"I have studied and worked alongside Virginia Ede on many occasions over the last few years, and have witnessed the energy and passion she exudes in her animal treatments. It is a pleasure to work with her and watch her assess, bond with and treat cats & dogs. She is a true professional and totally dedicated to her profession. I very much look forward to working with her in many years to come."

Evelyn Elliott
Cat & Canine Muscle Release Therapy Practitioner
Mackay, Queensland


Ellie, our beautiful Golden Cocker spaniel, was diagnosed with an immune disorder several years ago after giving birth to a litter of puppies, and the diagnosis given was extremely vague at best. She had so much difficulty in using her back legs that we got to a point where the only way for her to "go " outside was to be carried. Then we met Virginia in her animal Bowen training years, and after enquiring as to whether Bowen could help Ellie, we decided that it being described as such a gentle therapy, we had nothing to lose by giving it a go. Ellie experienced her very first treatment and we noticed her whole capabilities change after that very first treatment. Ellie actually ran out the door the next morning. Ellie is a very happy and still partly disabled member of our family and if it wasn’t for her Bowen treatment every few weeks she wouldn’t have the quality of life that she has at this time. I must admit that I was a little sceptical at first, but after seeing her results, I am totally convinced she is with us today because of Bowen.

Deb Wilesmith
Owner, Just Like Home Pet Resort.


Our dog means the world to our family and when he was suddenly diagnosed with Intervertebral disc disease we were devastated. Our vet gave us three options; the first was to perform a quite risky and expensive surgery with no guarantee that he would be okay. The second option was to have him put down. The third was to bring him home, keep him confined, and with pain medication hope that he may start to heal (we were told this was a very slim chance). We chose the third option and were determined that he would be okay. We enlisted the help of Virginia and her Bowen therapy. With Virginia’s treatment and other natural therapies our dog Scrappy is now happy and fighting fit! Not only did Virginia’s Bowen Therapy help to heal our dog, she also offered such wonderful advise during a very stressful time. I am truly grateful for Virginia’s work and would recommend Bowen Therapy to anyone who is in need of pain relief.

Many Thanks again,
Heather & Gearin McGuigan


Equine Bowen Therapy Testimonials

After more than 4 months of rest, multiple vet and chiropractic visits and physio exercises and still no concrete diagnosis, I was at my wits end when I saw an article about EMRT. The nearest practitioner was over 3 hours away, but after hearing about Vega's worsening condition (he had deteriorated to the point that he would only walk slowly, had a total loss of appetite and was completely non-interactive and listless) the complete opposite to my normal fat, shiny and active Vega, Virginia jumped in her car and drove 6 hours in one day to treat him.

From the first treatment, big things were happening fast. Virginia found that he had a noticeable irregularity in his spine with three vertebrae out of alignment, as well as the long suspected sacroiliac joint damage. In his first treatment Vega’s body went into involuntary and very obvious reflexes and stretches along his spine, with the most noticeable resulting in him physically realigning several of his spinal vertebrae between his wither and sacroiliac joint. At the end of his first 2 hour treatment, he was walking much better. After his second treatment, Vega was cantering up from the paddock for his dinner, and not sharing with the other horses. After his third treatment in 2.5 months, Vega was moving better than at any time that I have owned him and was seen galloping, bucking and really extending in trot in the paddock. Now that he is finally back under saddle he feels much more sound in the back than ever and is a greatly improved riding partner.

Stef Winwood
Wedgetail Equine


My riding princess, Wanda, somehow managed to put her right front foot in a hole and jarred her right shoulder during the late summer. She limped, dragged her feet, and generally looked very unhappy. I couldn't ride her as she was basically lame and in pain. For a very proud, aristocratic Arab princess Wanda was a shadow of her normal happy, forward moving style queen. Farriers, vets and rest over two months had shown some improvement but the stiffness lingered as did her `drab' attitude. Having witnessed equine massage, I was not convinced that it would yield any benefit - however, a very good friend suggested I try EMRT as an alternative. After three months of no riding I was willing to try anything that would not harm my princess and maybe bring relief.

Enter Virginia and EMRT - what a difference!

On her first visit, Virginia treated Wanda and another horse. After the initial indignity where Wanda had to `suffer' being touched this strange new person she relaxed. The first treatment lasted an hour. Her muscles relaxed, she stood straighter and the `tightness' around her eyes disappeared. I was focussed on Wanda and Virginia, and didn't notice that we had gathered an audience - four of my other horses surrounded us and were enjoying the experience via proxy. Wanda showed an immediate improvement, which has continued since that first treatment. I could see Wanda's muscles ease, her alignment straighten and her joy in life return. EMRT was non-invasive, gentle and totally effective. We have continued to treat Wanda and I have become a Bowen convert - even receiving treatment myself for a very bad back... lucky though that Virginia was happy to treat me in the comfort of the lounge room not the stable!

Samantha Brock