When I met Donna, I thought BowenWork would be something that may be good to try since I have lived with chronic pain for many years from accidents where I had similar repetitive injuries, including whiplash four times. I have tried many types of treatment and medications over the years and nothing has helped with the chronic pain and, in some cases, has made the pain worse. I knew within a few treatments that my body was reacting in a positive way to BowenWork treatment with the sensations that I would feel days after a treatment and the relief that I had from pain. It is hard to describe what if feels like to not have pain because I have lived with it so long, but I knew that I felt better with the treatments than I did before and had better results than with any other treatment method I had tried. I am not completely free from discomfort, but I have less headaches, less day-to-day pain, use less medication and feel like I can better manage the pain I have. All the improvements result in a better quality of life and a greater ability to be able to handle life, for which I am grateful. Donna put me at ease from the start, did not judge me, and genuinely wanted to help me find relief. It may sound funny, but one part of the treatment process that I liked from the start is that there is no need to take off your clothes which made me more comfortable from the start. If you are in pain, I would recommend that you try BowenWorks In London and treatments with Donna.
Gord Fansher – London
I was having a constant pain in my left foot due to plantar fasciitis. It was very painful to put full weight on my foot, especially in the morning. A friend told me about Donna at BowenWorks In London and, since I had tried other exercises that weren’t helping, I decided to give her a call. Donna was very thorough during her assessment and made me feel very comfortable. Within a day of my first Bowen treatment, I noticed a difference in the pain level in my foot. Within three treatments, the pain was gone and hasn’t returned! I am so glad I decided to call Donna and try Bowen. Thank you, Donna!
Donna S. – London
In 2003, I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatica. At that time, my symptoms were so bad I required help getting out of bed, dressing, combing my hair and walking. Thankfully, once the diagnosis was made, I was placed on appropriate medication, which definitely allowed me to return to a better quality of life; however, having been on this medication for almost 9 years, it was my desire to be removed from this regimen and seek another avenue. So, I started Bowen therapy with Donna Costa and the difference it has made in my life is astounding! Following initial sessions on a weekly basis, I experienced amazing changes in my ability to move without discomfort. My muscle tone entered a “recovery” process, thereby enabling me to have close to full range of movement in major joints. Aside from these responses, the tension and stress I had been experiencing due to pain became less and less and today – so many months later – there has become a great level of normalcy in my life. Thankfully, I am gradually being “weaned” off the pharmaceutical medication with the knowledge that I shall continue to progress with Bowen provided by Ms Costa.
S.V. – Komoka
I had a Bowen Session with Donna at noon. I walked in with intense pain in my shins. It is 6 pm and I just realized the pain is half the intensity and much more bearable. Plus my stress level is way down and I feel peaceful! Thank You Donna. Bowen is amazing!
Sherry Simoes, Ilderton, ON
I had an enlarged prostate for over 20 years which greatly affected my urinary stream. I was peeing like an old man and felt like my bladder was never completely empty! Antibiotics would give some relief only for short periods of time, but never seemed to resolve the problem. At my first Bowen session, Donna did four small moves on my lower back. Because I fell into a deep sleep on the table, Donna didn’t do any further moves. She said this was the body’s way of telling us that that was enough for one day. The next morning, I noticed my urine stream had greatly increased in volume. I was amazed that such small moves could have such a deep effect, more than I was ever able to achieve with antibiotics!
M.C. – London
Four years ago I was involved in a serious car accident that left me with only partial mobility of my left arm and hand, and as a result of this impairment, I also dealt with great pain on a daily basis. I cannot tell you how relieved I was to begin working with Donna and undergoing Bowen therapy! I could physically feel the tightness in my arm releasing bit by bit, and the tendons, ligaments, and muscles began to lengthen after years of atrophy. As my arm began to repair and return to normal, my mobility increased and my pain decreased in turn. It’s been a wonderful experience to be in the hands of a skilled practitioner such as Donna, and to experience such tremendous results from my treatment with her. Thank you, Donna, for helping me to recover the use of my arm,
and for helping me to return to a life without pain.
R.L. – London
Donna Costa is a wonderful healer. She has helped me in the healing process by being a leader in laughter yoga…healing the spirit. While studying Bowen she gave me many treatments that were very helpful. As I have Parkinsons Disease, which affects the muscles, she helped me to loosen muscles by her Bowenwork and giving me exercises. This is just another modality she has, as she is also a nutrition specialist. I am proud to call her my friend.
June Oost – London
Many years ago, I suffered a spinal cord injury caused by a 25 foot fall, breaking 3 vertebrae and several ribs. After months of recuperation, I recovered considerably well without surgery, but was diagnosed with a moderate version of Cauda Equina syndrome – a condition affecting nerve root causing constant lower back and leg pain as well as numbness of the lower extremities and constant “twitching” of leg nerves, like restless legs. I started Bowen treatment in the hope that some, if not all, of the symptoms of Cauda Equina syndrome might be eliminated. I have not been disappointed! The sessions over the first few months have given me great relief. I no longer have the persistent lower back pain, the numbness in my leg muscles has gone completely, and the constant “twitching” in the leg nerves has definitely been reduced to a level where I am mostly unaware that this is happening. I have every confidence in recommending Donna Costa and Bowen to those in need of an alternative route to be rid of pain and discomfort. I am extremely happy with the results of my treatment thus far.
RDV – Komoka
I love that Donna is so personally honest – her standards are wonderful.
Joe K. – Toronto
Donna is a good listener and easy to talk to.
C.T. – London
I saw Donna because of a right knee problem – the knee would give out unexpectedly. Because of an accident years before when I fell off a ladder, I also had problems with overall lack of flexibility. My mobility was easier once Donna used Bowen therapy, and it also decreased my lower back pain and increased the flexibility in my right knee. I was able to enjoy walking again. Even when shovelling snow, the knee did not act up. Thank you, Donna.