I have been practicing massage for more than 15 years. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and I completed my Massage training at Cascade Institute of Massage and Body Therapies in Eugene, OR in 2001. Since then I have taken countless continuing education classes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release among many other modalities. My practice focuses on injury management and pain relief from both chronic and acute conditions. The more stubborn and complicated your injury is the better! I enjoy unraveling the mystery of where your pain is coming from and helping you to feel better. I recently have been studying Scar Tissue Release and have become a Certified NKT practitioner which helps me better assess the causes of your pain.
I have also studied ergonomics to help clients avoid re-injury and repetitive stress conditions and I am a Certified MELT instructor. I am very excited to offer this new self-care treatment. It is wonderful to be able to teach an active therapy that empowers people to identify and treat their own pain as well as improve their stability and function. I firmly believe movement is the key to longevity and the more we move the better we feel. I find The MELT Method to be the most effective modality I have ever used to help people get out and stay out of pain.
In addition to my busy MELT and massage practice I am raising two beautiful young children and enjoy reading, home improvement projects, exercising, spending time outside exploring Oregon and with my family and friends.
While pursing careers in publishing, baking, and marketing, I found my personal passion for fitness by undergoing my own physical transformation. After many years of gathering knowledge to use on my own body, I realized I wanted to help others along the same path, so in 2012 I decided to start training clients full time.
Because of my personal experience with weight loss, body recomposition, and long-term weight maintenance, I have an unique understanding of the difficulties many of my clients face. I truly enjoy helping others overcome whatever barriers may be preventing them from reaching their goals.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids, as well as working out, walking, hiking, reading, and searching for the world’s best hamburger.
I have been a licensed massage therapist in the Eugene area for over a decade. The focus of my practice is on injury prevention and the relief of chronic pain and injuries through the use of deep tissue massage, Swedish massage and myofascial release techniques. I also use a variety of acupressure points and stretches to design a treatment that will bring relief to each individual.
I have been a Massage Therapist for almost 20 years. After finishing Massage School, I was fortunate to land a job with Dr. Richard Gorman at Garden Way Chiropractic Center and Sports Injury Clinic, where I obtained countless hours of experience working with MVA’s, athletes, fibromyalgia clients, and repetitive motion injuries. My 15 years of experience working at the clinic, and my overflowing toolbox of continuing education allow me to individualize each session with the appropriate therapeutic techniques, to meet each client’s needs.
My training includes: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation, Reflexology, Lymphatic Massage, Cupping, and Sports Massage. I also recently became a 3rd Degree Reiki Master Practitioner.
Julie Marie Bowman
LMT 14914, Yoga Instructor E-RYT200
I began my practice of massage in 2008, opening Spiral Path Massage Therapy. Over the years my work has become a blend of outcome oriented clinical work mixed with relaxation and stress relief. I am constantly learning, from continuing education, webinars, reading, travel, and by receiving bodywork from therapists whose work I admire. I had the pleasure of spending a month in Thailand in 2013, where I honed and expanded my Thai massage skills in Chiang Mai. As a continuation of my wish to help others feel more at ease in their bodies, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200) with Yoga Alliance in 2011.
Yoga Instructor RYT200 RYT500
I became a NASM certified trainer seven years ago, while contemplating returning to school for physical therapy. I hold a degree in Visual Design from University of Oregon, Go Ducks! Since my first certification I have also become certified in TRX, Bosu, Tai Chi for better Balance, PiYo, and corrective exercise.
My clients range from post hip, knee, and shoulder replacement, balance challenged clients due to stroke, Ataxia or Parkinsons. This includes experience with cervical issues and fibromyalgia where using correct muscles and exercises are important to keep the client from pain. I work in conjunction with local physical therapists who share my clients, to continue learning more and always do what is best for their physical success.
I believe in finding a balance for each client to help them meet their goals in leading a healthier life.
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, gardening and spending time with my family, or any day at the beach.
Resistance Flexibility Trainer
First and foremost, I’m called to be an educator and advocate in health and wellness.
At Scripps College, I studied how “life” worked and majored with a dual degree in
Biology and Anthropology, honored with Phi Beta Kappa and a fellowship to study
women’s health issues in South India. After seeing global health care problems, I
was inspired to be a doctor and was accepted to medical school. Upon a careful
examination of my values, turned it down to train as a doula, a midwife, and give
birth to and raise 2 beautiful children. I have worked as sexual health and pleasure
educator, crisis responder, and postpartum depression counselor. My passions have
focused on women’s self advocacy in own personal well being. My lifelong study of
yoga and massage supports my work as a trainer of Resistance Flexibility. After
being stretched at the Santa Barbara Resistance Flexibility studio 3 years ago, I
knew this work was the next step in bringing the body in line with emotional and
psychological healing. What appeals to me in teaching self stretch classes and
private assisted sessions, is the opportunity to support an individual’s emergence of
their own body’s intelligence and empowerment.
Pilates has been an instrumental part of my life: facilitating general health & wellness, the mind-body-spirit connection, and more specifically, recovery and healing from a traumatic motorcycle accident.
Simply put, I love Pilates! I’ve been practicing for close to a decade now, and I can say its truly the greatest, most transformative gift of my entire life. Through my passion, personal practice, and love for Pilates, I’m inspired to assist others in living as comfortably as possible in their bodies. Through mindfulness, physical awareness, effective breathing, and consistent, continual practice of these vital ingredients, Pilates is a powerful yet simple tool for living a full, healthy, and inspired life. For more information about Julie, visit www.inmotionpilates4life.com