Mary’s calm and patient instruction made the Bowenwork Modules so enjoyable. We laughed and had so much fun that all the students in the class became close to one another. Mary articulates the nuances of the procedures so clearly and when you watch her perform a procedure, you are inspired by how graceful and fluid her technique is. I also recommend, volunteering to be a model when she demonstrates a procedure…I had a profound change after she did pelvic on me!
-Liz McNulty, Charleston, SC
Mary Martortano is an excellent instructor as well as a practitioner. She explains Bowenwork and the procedures and moves in a way that I can understand. She is patient with someone like me who has no prior anatomy and physiology knowledge or experience. Mary teaches in a clear manner and is so helpful and reassuring while helping me to learn all the moves and material involved in becoming a certified Bowenwork practitioner. I rate her as a first class instructor and thank her for her dedication to spreading the value of Bowenwork to all she comes in contact with either by her teaching or her client sessions.
-Andrea Gardner, Pittsburgh, PA
Mary did an amazing job teaching us the bowenwork mods towards our certification. She was always very professional and extremely patient. She is calm and relaxed throughout the training process which helped me be more relaxed too. I felt very comfortable asking questions and she always took extra time with us if we needed it. Mary did a great job of using all different learning styles to increase our understanding (visual, auditory, kinetic). She also can describe things very well which isn’t easy when talking about Anatomy to someone like me who doesn’t know much about anatomy! I cannot say enough good things about Mary. I highly recommend her training sessions to anyone interested in learning the bowen technique.
-Susan A., Pittsburgh, PA
Mary, your professionalism, teaching technique and enthusiasm for sharing Bowenwork with your students is wonderful. All effects in the teaching place are calming and sedate. Biggest impact was the practical applications as this is my personal best learn.
-Nancy Pizor, OH
From Bowen Patients…
I discovered Mary Martorano’s ‘Therapy at Hand’ Bowen therapy practice in November 2012 after suffering for over 2 years from a rare disorder called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.My lingering symptoms ranged from a loss of balance to neurologically induced shuddering episodes that took over my whole body at times every day.Over 2/3 of the balance nerve in my right inner ear had been impaired by shingles, a result of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. I was told by neurologists that after 2 years, any healing that was possible would have occurred – yet after 2 years, I was getting worse not better.
Bowen Therapy was my miracle, my answer to prayer. After the first gentle treatment from Mary 70% of my symptoms disappeared within the first week. I have not lost my balance once, nor have I had any of the shuddering episodes since that first treatment. My family was stunned by the change in my health and I was ecstatic of course. After 4 weekly Bowen sessions, 97% of all my symptoms have resolved! I have resumed a normal life as a result and have even had relief from fibromyalgia that had been with me for decades. I am writing this six weeks after that first Bowen session, the healing has held and my life has totally changed.
Mary did nothing short of a miracle for me after my first session of Bowenwork. I was suffering from depression, fatigue, forgetfulness, lack of focus for years before I did anything about it. I kept thinking I’d snap out of it but it got worse so I went to my PCP who tested me for a variety of things including lyme’s disease, thyroid problems, lead paint poisoning & possible sleep apnea. All the tests came back fine so he suggested I go on a mild antidepressant but I wanted to try the natural way first so I went to a natural path but after weeks of a vitamin and supplement routine, I still felt the same. As a last resort, I went to see Mary for a Bowenwork session because my mom had such great success with Mary resolving her painful plantar fasciitis. At first, I thought there was no way this was going to help me but I woke up the next day and felt like $1,000,000 bucks! I couldn’t believe it was possible to feel this way! I was so excited!!! I felt energized, productive and clear headed for the first time in years. It was a natural, instant, 180 degree miracle! Mary’s healing touch was one of the best things to ever happen to me and I want everyone to experience it.
After months and months of trying everything I could to treat my Plantar Fasciitis & spending a lot of money I finally went to Mary for Bowenwork. During my 3rd bowenwork session, when Mary had left the room and my body was processing the moves, my body experienced a cooling white sensation in the area she had just touched. I know this sounds crazy but the only way I can describe the sensation was it felt like Noxema, remember that product, cooling, white and refreshing? It radiated in my upper hamstring and gradually moved down to behind my knee and eventually moved to my feet. Mary never even touched my feet! But that is the beauty of Bowenwork. It is like magic. It’s hard to describe because it’s different for everyone but there is definitely a healing response the body experiences as a result of bowenwork. And that sensation for me lasted a couple of hours. I know my body is on the road to a complete healing with Bowenwork and best of all- its a natural healing (dare I say faster too?). Thank you Mary! Amazing!!!!
When we met, I was beyond hope and desperation. I can honestly tell you I was giving up. My niece told me about you and we felt it was worth a try.
THANK GOD WE DID! Mary, the ‘FOG’ HAS LIFTED from my head! The very first time you worked on my head I FELT THE FOG LIFT as soon as you touched that part of my skull. What is amazing is that I had been telling Doctors about that area of my head FOR MONTHS and no one even looked at it…much less felt back there. The reaction on my ‘fog’, and dizziness was IMMEDIATE. As we left you that first day, I was PRAYING this clarity in my eyes and head would last! IT WAS AMAZING AND WE ARE NOW AT WEEK 3 AND IT HASN’T COME BACK.
My second visit was soothing and eaed some on the pain in my spine and legs. While I was still weak, my energy level was improved and the SHARP EDGE of my pain had dulled to a ‘livable point’.
HOWEVER, THE 2 BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT CAME IN MY 3RD VISIT! I had severe leg surgery and toe amputations 50 years ago. Since then, I could not feel the front of my legs. Actually, the only thing I could feel in my legs was PAIN. On that 3rd visit, you did something with the back of both legs that made me feel as if someone had just turned on the faucets and blood was going through my legs again. Since that treatment, my whole body feels better. My pain is almost totally gone and while I am still ‘stiff’ when I get up, that horrible pain that would take my breath away is GONE!
Mary, I’m sorry to write you such a long email but I am not good with the computer AND I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME.
If you can figure out how to get it on a website or something – where people can read about what has happened to me, I would appreciate it. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE MY NAME ON IT AS WELL. I want people to know that this is real….I am a real person who has been suffering terribly and now I feel like life is returning to me after all. I don’t know if it works for everyone or not. I can only tell you what has happened to me BUT I WOULD LIKE OTHERS TO KNOW BECAUSE PERHAPS IT CAN HELP ONE OTHER PERSON TO AVOID WHAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH. You must just tell people that they need to keep an open mind AND while you are working on them, they must clear their minds and not think about what they have to do next or their grocery list, etc. Just let you &Bowenwork Therapy do your magic!!!
WITH GRATITUDE THAT NEVER ENDS,
I first went to Mary for help with migraines. Bowen has relieved tension and pain in my head and neck and kept the migraines away for multiple days. I have more energy after going to Bowen and can feel my body fight for itself and healing itself. I felt my right leg lengthen. And orthopedically my hip, knee, ankle and wrist joints have never felt better (tendinitis and arthritis pains are gone . My bones, ligaments and tendons all feel like they are just going back into place. Bowen also relieved tightness in my jaw, my heel and Achilles tendon. My body on a whole feels better, more aligned, properly functioning, and healthier. My body is not as stiff and my joints crack less.
A dear friend of mine who is a client of Mary Martorano introduced me. My career is physically demanding. My friend benefitted from Mary’s touch. And so I figured she could help me with my neck and shoulder pains. I was skeptical as I lay on Mary’s table the first time because she did bodywork that was foreign to me. I was used to having more traditional forms of bodywork and I thought how can this help? To my surprise the results of Bowen’s non-invasive procedures really made me feel nice and relaxed as she worked on me. Oftentimes with regular massage I felt I had to go through some pain in order to get results. This was not the case at all with Bowenwork. My neck and shoulders felt relief immediately.
I continue to see Mary when I need to. As I have gotten older I have accrued other issues such as knee and hip discomfort and pains as a result of an automobile accident I was in 18 years ago. Again Mary has helped me keep my body in check to address these signs of aging. More recently I have gone through menopause and Bowenwork Therapy has helped me with my anxiety and mood swings in positive ways. I have come to appreciate the fact that Mary’s Bowenwork has supported me in health and helped me maintain a beneficial well being. Bowenwork has become a lifestyle choice and I recommend other to explore this as an option to optimal health. I have great respect for Mary’s gentle and effective touch.
I have been giving the AromaTouch a few days to see if things really ARE different….or if It was just the relaxed mode I was in after I had that wonderful AromaTouch session with you ! So….get this ! Not only was I incredibly relaxed to the point of brain dead the rest of that day….but here is what I have noticed:
- I also slept VERY well that night……my insides just seemed to be so quiet….I had a certain calmness that felt really good.
- That night, and each night since, I have not had any restless legs sleep. So….no restless legs and no Xanax so far.
- Big thing I noticed the next morning (and each morning since) was my right knee (that was thought to have a shattered kneecap after my fall in July)…didn’t hurt. It had finally calmed down about a month or so ago but for the past week in the morning especially heading out on our walk going down hills it really hurt, especially going downhill. That is where I had the most pain after the fall and for a long time after. But….not even a twinge since my session.
So Miss Mary those are the big differences I am noticing. I want to do this AromaTouch monthly. I really enjoyed it and I think after the new pup hits the scene next Friday…I’m going to need it.