Bowenwork practitioner to offer ‘A Thousand in Thanks’ beginning this Sunday |

Bowenwork practitioner to offer ‘A Thousand in Thanks’ beginning this Sunday

Larry Hierman just opened Healing Touch Bowen, a Bowenwork practice in Nevada City. He has lived in Nevada County since 1993 and has had an interest in natural health since the late 1970s. He is dedicated to helping reduce people’s pain and improving their health through effective, natural, non-medical means.

Bowenwork is a form of bodywork from Australia that probably has roots in Shiatsu, Chiropractic and Osteopathy, according to Hierman. It helps the body heal by resetting muscle tension and stimulating the body’s natural healing response. It is great for people who have pain in their body due to new injuries, old traumas that the body has been compensating for and degenerative or chronic issues. It can also help to release emotional pain held in the body, according to Hierman. It turns off the fight or flight response, also known as the sympathetic nervous system, and is a good way to deal with stress and anxiety. It can be performed gently and is suited for anyone from infants to the elderly to elite athletes. It is highly effective and performed over clothing on a treatment table.

Hierman is looking to give back to the community through his new practice through “A Thousand in Thanks.”

“Nevada County is an amazing community full of exceptional people and organizations doing wonderful work. I’m grateful for the opportunity to live and work here,” Hierman said. “A Thousand in Thanks is a metaphor for me expressing that gratitude. In starting my business what I have to offer is my service. The season of giving is upon us, and I’m hoping to raise at least a thousand dollars for worthy nonprofit organizations. As I launch my healing practice in this season of giving, I want to pay it forward by giving away my work in honor and support of the people who give so much to others and to raise money in support of the causes that they support.”

This Sunday, he will host a fundraiser for HAALo (Health Alternatives for All Locals) and the proceeds will be used to make herbal first aid kits for homeless people. This is the first of several benefits that are part of his A Thousand Thanks benefit series. He will offer Bowen treatments on a donation basis. Typically he works on a sliding scale of $30 to $50 per session, so that is what the suggested donation is, Hierman said.

He welcomes any nonprofit interested in learning more about the fundraiser and those interested in a session Sunday to contact him at 530-559-2387.

Healing Touch Bowen is located at 101 Providence Mine Road in Nevada City.

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