Melissa Merrett therapist on Natural Therapy Pages
Member since 2008

Melissa Merrett

Body Sync Bowen Therapy Adelaide

Clicking on the Send Me Details Now button opens an enquiry form where you can message Melissa Merrett directly

Send Me Details Now
Bowen Therapy, Kinesiology, Massage: Remedial, Therapeutic, Relaxation, Pregnancy massage, Lymphatic drainage, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Reiki & Energy Healing, EFT

Body Sync Bowen Therapy Adelaide

Servicing area

Norwood, Adelaide & Eastern suburbs

Focus areas

Conception Frozen shoulder Claw toes Headaches Circulation Joy

Body Sync Bowen Therapy | Kinesiology | Massage Therapy

About Bowen therapy

Bowen therapy is a series of gentle rolling movements performed on your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. These subtle moves send messages to your nerves, retrieving cellular memories and restoring your body to a calm, balanced and relaxed state.
A gentle and non-invasive therapy, being suitable for all ages from the elderly to children and newborn babies.
People who try Bowen therapy are continually amazed at the effectiveness of this simple and non manipulative form of "hands-on" therapy.
Where other physical therapy modalities address the musculo-skeletal structures of the body, Bowen Therapy works on releasing connective tissue (fascia). This means that old and difficult problems which have not responded to other modalities like massage therapy, physiotherapy and chiropractic, may respond well to Bowen Therapy.

Bowen therapy works to restore, recharge and balance, encouraging your body to heal itself.

How Bowen therapy can help

Bowen therapy helps to facilitate lasting relief from pain, long-term injuries and illnesses, improved health and flexibility, improve sporting performance, relaxation, emotional and mental well-being. If you experience any of the following conditions, you no longer have to live with pain and discomfort.

Bowen therapy can help relieve and alleviate many conditions, including:

  • Headache or migraine
  • Back ache and sciatica
  • Bulge/ herniated discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Muscular aches or stiffness
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Neck/shoulder problems & frozen shoulder
  • Sports & accident injuries
  • Whiplash & motor vehicle injuries
  • Postural balance
  • Stress & tension
  • Elbow or joint pain
  • Menstrual irregularities & menopausal symptoms
  • Pregnancy and preparation for birth
  • Digestive & bowel problems including IBS
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Knee & ankle ailments
  • RSI & carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunions, Hammer & Claw toes
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Bloating
  • Respiratory conditions including Asthma
  • Bladder issues and bedwetting
  • Sinus / Hay Fever

This list is not exhaustive. If you have a specific health complaint you would like addressed, please contact Melissa for more information.

Bowen Therapy FAQ

What can I expect during a Bowen treatment?

I will take your full health history at the first appointment. This is time well spent, as it is often here that your real problems are identified. This allows me to identify and treat the cause of the problem not just the symptoms. Many people usually become very relaxed right away, and even fall asleep during the treatment. Try to wear something lightweight and non-slippery.

What should I wear for a Bowen treatment?

Bowen can be carried out through light clothing. Try to wear something lightweight and non-slippery. A cotton T-shirt and thin trousers are ideal. If you are wearing bulky items such as jumpers or coats you will be asked to remove them.

How many treatments will I need to have?

Everyone responds differently so it is impossible to say. Some problems need more treatments and some less. Many people find it beneficial to have top-up treatments thus preventing injury and maintaining a supple, healthy,relaxed body and mind.

Should I have Bowen therapy if I am pregnant?

Absolutely, Bowen therapy will help you by alleviating many symptoms that you may experience during your pregnancy. It can also help to prepare your body for the labour, by releasing the muscles allowing for an easier birth, with no tearing. If required, Bowen therapy can be used to induce labour if you go over the term of your pregnancy. After your pregnancy, Bowen therapy is beneficial for returning your organs back to their original position, giving you more energy to enjoy your new life with your baby.

How many treatments will I need to have?

Everyone responds differently so it is impossible to say. Some problems need more treatments and some less. Many people find it beneficial to have top-up treatments thus preventing injury and maintaining a supple, healthy and relaxed body. Gentle stretching exercises, such as Yoga, are often beneficial when practised in conjunction with the treatment.

About Kinesiology

It is hard to imagine. from conception to the present day, every breath, every movement is stored in your body in your muscle memory.

For instance, if you think about starting a new job and feel nervous about that, your muscles reflect this stress. If we change the neurological pattern then the thought pattern is influenced to change and the change of thought pattern is reflected back to the physical in the muscles and entire body.

Muscle testing uncovers both neurological and organic imbalances in the body. By combining Eastern philosophy of Chinese meridian techniques, with western techniques of osteopathic and counselling modalities, with both hemispheres of your brain (left or logical, side and right creative / intuitive side) working in harmony, emotional/mental issues can be addressed.

Kinesiology creates an efficiency of neurological function, through bodywork referring back into the nervous system, using acupressure and muscle checks.

Kinesiology can also assist in reducing stress and supporting new behaviours, integrating your health on all levels - body, mind and spirit.
When the body and brain are working together, the benefits can be surprisingly quick and long lasting.

Areas where kinesiology can support better health include:

  • Easing stress and pain
  • Improving memory
  • Boosting health and well being
  • Improving sleep
  • Creating an abundance of energy
  • Producing enhanced clarity of mind
  • Increasing mental and physical performance
  • Harmonizing relationships
  • Focussing concentration
  • Improving co-ordination
  • Alleviating depression, grief and anxiety
  • Restoring motivation
  • Overcoming nutritional deficiencies
  • Alleviating allergies & food intolerances
  • Overcoming learning and behaviour difficulties
  • Dealing with emotional issues
  • Boosting low self esteem
  • Normalizing weight
  • Enhancing immunity
  • Correcting digestive issues

Kinesiology FAQ

What Happens In A Kinesiology Session?

Melissa will take a thorough case history of both your physical and emotional health issues, talking about areas she can help you with. Melissa will then spend a few minutes explaining kinesiology and how it works and then will spend the remainder of the session working with you and your body to experience the amazing tool that is kinesiology. During a kinesiology session you lie on a comfortable massage table fully clothed while Melissa uses a simple muscle test with your arm to access your own innate wisdom. Clients often comment on feeling deeply relaxed during and after the session.

What is muscle testing?

Kinesiology muscle testing is a scientific yet energetic way to pinpoint where the energy block is in the bodys different structures, therefore discovering underlying causes to conditions. Muscle testing is done by the client holding their arm in a position, the practitioner then applies gentle pressure which the client resists. The intelligence of the body communicates to the practitioner literally by the way in which the clients arm responds.

Why choose Kinesiology for your natural therapy?

Kinesiology uncovers the root causes of physical, emotional and psychological problems. Think of it as receiving an all-in-one treatment, as it has aspects of all these different types of therapies: Acupuncture, Reiki, Lymph treatment, Physiology and Chinese Medicine.

About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is seen as a complimentary to modern medicine, and can be included as part of your all important time for yourself.
Massage relaxes muscles, easing and soothing away aches and pains. Through a variety of techniques, massage stimulates the body's own healing mechanism to bring about healing.
Massage is performed with oil, applied directly to the skin. This technique is used to treat your muscular problems by improving your range of motion, reducing the pain you feel, improving your circulation, removes toxins from sore muscles and promotes a deep sense of relaxation and improves your general health and wellbeing.
We treat your whole body and also spend focused time on your initial problem area.

Remedial massage therapy can be beneficial in alleviating many conditions including:

  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Back and neck problems
  • Release muscular tension
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Lymphatic issues
  • Circulatory issues
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Promote a sense of wellbeing
  • Weight loss

Massage Therapy FAQ

How Does Massage Work?

Remedial massage works by releasing your aching and/or tight muscle groups, tendons and ligaments. Your remedial massage will increase your circulation which improves your healing ability and provides suppleness to the muscles, giving them a greater range of movement, this reduces the risk of future injury and illness. This will help your body to restore to its optimum level of function, promoting a lighter, healthier feeling overall.

Why choose massage?

Touch is one of the most crucial, yet often underrated, of the senses - all ages benefit from human touch. Massage has been shown to benefit the body on a number of levels because it relaxes and revitalises a weary or ailing body through a reassuring and caring touch.
Many studies have proven that massage promotes state of mind and mood-altering serotonin and endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that affect development in children, as well as, improving emotional and physical well-being in adults.

How Does Massage Improve Health?

Massage has been shown to reduce blood pressure, relieve arthritis, and improve joint and muscle aches especially in painful areas of the neck and back, and even increase immunity to colds and flu!
A powerful tool for relaxing the body, calming the mind, increasing body awareness and empowering self-healing, it can help you connect to yourself, leaving you feeling refreshed and un-distracted.

For more details, including products available, fees, consultation hours etc. visit our website at or contact Melissa today on 0411 627 939 to discuss how BodySync can help you to restore and maintain a state of vibrant health.

Body Sync Bowen Therapy | Kinesiology | Massage Therapy

174C Magill Rd Norwood SA (enter from George St)



Bowen therapy

$95 Per hour

Soft tissue therapy mobilizing joints, tendons and muscles.


  • Diploma In Nutrition
  • Diploma In Bowen Therapy
  • Diploma of Kinesiology

Professional Membership

  • Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia

Click on Send Me Details Now to get started

Send Me Details Now