Your First Visit
The first appointment with our naturopathic doctors will be about 1½- 2 hours. During this first appointment your doctor will take your case and history and work with you to develop a customized healthcare plan to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
We know that you are unique and your healthcare should be suited to fit your life and goals. In order to determine the best healthcare plan is best for you, we will determine your “Health-Nosis.”
We will look at what is coming into your body, what is being over and under produced or regulated and how effective your elimination pathways are functioning.
All of these areas affect the balance of your body, and in order to bring your body back into balance where you are at your optimal wellness, we have to figure out where we are going out of balance and restore.
Every first visit includes a Bowen Therapy treatment.
Bowen ‘reboots’ the body by sending it into a parasympathetic ‘healing’ mode. It is a gentle myofascial manipulation technique that communicates with the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems and connective tissue to encourage healing by supporting the body’s innate healing ability.
Bowen Therapy reboots the body and helps you heal by switching on neural pathways, pruning dysfunctional pain looks, organizing tangled neuro-signals, balancing the body and promoting healing.
We like to think of the body like a computer. Say you have a bunch of different programs running on your computer and your computer starts to slow down or stops working properly. No matter which program you switch onto it doesn’t seem to help and you are getting nowhere. What is the first thing you do? You reboot! The computer will fix itself, restart the programs and once it restarts you can begin to look at where the cause of these problems is coming from. You start with a clean slate.
That is why we start with BowenFirst™.
First Appointment Checklist
- Click here to register for online booking!
- Make sure you bring in your New Patient Intake Form (Download here) or fill out our online form when you book online
- Please make sure you are wearing comfortable, stretchy or loose fitting clothing. Bowen Therapy is performed over your clothing, which can be hard when you are wearing your favourite skinny jeans!
- Please allow time to relax. Making the choice to take control of your health and receiving your first Bowen Therapy treatment can take a lot of energy. Listen to your body and don’t over do it.
- Drink lots of water! After your first Bowen treatment your body will be in parasympathetic healing mode, you need to make sure that you are getting enough water to hydrate your body to maximize the effects of the therapy and avoid any aggravation to existing conditions.
- Please bring any recent blood work or tests with you.