Please note that effective March 29, 2019 our address is changed to 20 Hawthorne Drive, Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 3J9

Why Natural Body and Health?

Do you suffer from frequent aches and pains? Is stress, sleep issues or chronic fatigue an issue? Is pain or discomfort getting in the way of your daily routines or sport activities?

Well you are not alone. These are all outward body signs and symptoms and it is how our body typically communicates the need for attention. The good news is you recognise the signs and symptoms but unfortunately not necessarily the cause or where or how to start? Well you are here so you have successfully taken the important first step in your journey toward your true health and wellness.

The next step is to reach out and arrange a visit where I can take the time in getting to understand both the background as well as the issue itself which allows me to get to the root cause and not just simply treat the symptom. The result of this approach means I am able to provide you with the most appropriate professional, personal and individualized health care advice, education and modality/treatment options so that you in turn can make the best and most informed choice for your health every step of the way.

My goal and passion is to deliver the best a health care services within a comfortable and relaxing environment to help you obtain, maintain and improve your overall health and well being such that it can benefit you..... for the rest of your life.

So, do something that your future self will thank you for…… talk to me today.


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Therapies

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a dynamic yet gentle form of physical therapy that provides relief from acute and chronic pain as well as other physical ailments. Bowen treats the whole body,

Reiki

Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe therapeutic technique that helps in the healing process of the body, mind, spirit and emotions creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and

Counselling

In today’s culture, counselling is generally viewed as a last resort, a crisis intervention, something we do when we have exhausted our own resources or when we are feeling stuck

Combination Therapy

Combination Therapy addresses the issues of an individual that relates to concerns of both the body and mind as a whole. An example of these issues could include combinations such

Practitioner

LAURIE GILBANK – OWNER/OPERATOR

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SPECIALIST, RMHC-I, CERTIFIED BOWEN THERAPIST, REIKI PRACTITIONER

Laurie has graduated from both The Toronto School of Business with a Diploma in Business Administration along with Bowtech Canada with a diploma to practice Bowen Therapy. She has gone on to acquire advanced level procedure status and is currently practicing as an advanced level Bowen Practitioner.

In addition, Laurie has also completed the Registered Mental Health Counsellor Program (Honors) at the College of Mental Health and has continued to further her Integrative studies to now include, Reiki, Integrative Mental and Holistic health, Weight Loss, Pain Assessment and Management.

Laurie has combined her knowledge of business with her passion for natural health services and its related modalities to set up Natural Body and Health, where she practices a unique style of healing of the Mind, Body and Soul. Her intuitive approach addresses these issues which creates a balance in the healing of the total body!

Laurie is a registered member of Bowtech Canada, Bowtech Australia and the College of Mental Health and is a member in good standing with Preventive Health Services.

Our Location


Natural Body & Health

20 Hawthorne Drive
Cambridge, Ontario
N1S 3J9

(519) 496-9126

clinic@naturalbodyandhealth.ca

Services

Bowen Therapy
Counselling

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FAQ

Bowen Therapy What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is a holistic and multidimensional approach to pain relief and healing. It is based on the recognition that the underlying cause or source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems that could be found in the soft tissue or fascia.

Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Fascia is the body organizer embracing all nerves, bones, arteries, veins, and muscles. Therefore fascial dysfunction can affect every structure, muscle, nerve, and organ in the body.

Bowen Therapy, through specific soft tissue or fascia release and integration techniques, (‘moves’) stimulate (‘moves’) specific receptors that enable the body itself to correct dysfunctions and restore homeostasis (balance) on a holistic level.

What does the Bowen Technique involve?

A Bowen Therapy session consist of a series of precise sequenced moves on muscles and tissues that are gentle and lightly performed which makes it suitable for small children and, the elderly, and can also be carried out through light clothing.

These moves prompt the body to redress physical imbalances by delivering signals to the nervous system that initiate the release of muscle tension, blood, and lymphatic circulation and generally induces a feeling of relaxation and well being – the first step in feeling better.

The body normally responds quickly, sometimes profoundly, making it a clinically and cost effective treatment. Usually 3 or 4 treatments are required to bring about long term relief. However, many people experience relief after just one treatment.

What can I expect during a Bowen treatment session?

A Bowen Treatment session will usually last about half an hour. No oils are used, and the patient is usually fully clothed during the session.

The aim of the treatment is to establish a comprehensive profile of the overall health of the patient, as well as addressing the patient’s specific complaint, so the first consultation will include a discussion of the individual’s lifestyle, sleeping patterns, medical history, stress levels, and history of any injuries.

During treatment, pauses of several minutes punctuate each series of ‘moves’. These short breaks are important to allow the body to absorb the effects of the gentle manipulations. At this pace, the body is given time to effect the subtle adjustments which will help to initiate the healing process.

Unlike most other therapies, it is the patient’s body that takes the initiative in healing, not the therapist. During and after treatment a patient may experience deep relaxation, a feeling that they can retain for days.

Ideally treatments should be one week apart. However, when treating certain conditions – such as recurring sports injuries, or complaints during pregnancy, when changes in the body occur frequently – the treatments may be carried out at shorter intervals.

Usually two or three treatments are required to bring about long term relief. However, many people experience relief after just one treatment, either immediately after the session, or within a matter of days.

Testimonials

Christine Riedel Gagnon

Christine Riedel Gagnon — Before seeing Laurie I was dealing with pain in my neck, shoulders, knees, and pelvis from past injuries and trauma which made moving extremely uncomfortable and

Kathy D.

Kathy D. — I was referred to Laurie by a friend. She had success with Bowen therapy for her “locked” shoulder. I was having sciatic pain, numbness in my right

Denis Mercier, RMT

Denis Mercier, RMT — I started seeing Laurie when I was suffering from a diagnosed ‘frozen shoulder’ issue. I had seen a few practitioners for relief, some of which had

Kate B.

Kate B. — I have been a client of Laurie Gilbank at Natural Body and Health since 2013. I have had issues with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia for many years. In

Valerie C.

Valerie C. — I had been going to Laurie for over a year to get Bowen treatments in regards to my foot pain. I have had this pain since I

Janet Benedict

“Not really knowing much about Bowen Therapy, I was a little anxious. Laurie completely put me at ease, explained how it works and answered my questions. After my first treatment

Rosanne C

Laurie, Thank you for giving me back my mobility and eliminating my back pain! I wouldn’t have been able to get through it alone! I love your Bowen treatments! Thank

Melissa Paige Kennedy

“A few years back I injured my shoulder and suffered from very extreme pain. Over the course of a year I tried conventional medical treatments without any success. Ready to

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