About Sonia Barton
My name is Sonia Barton and my Passion and Love is working as a Bowen Specialist in Brookvale, Belrose and Neutral Bay. I am one of the 4% of the population who loves their job!
I trained in the Bowen Technique with the European College of Bowen Studies in 2001, in the UK. In 2002 I qualified in NST (Neurostructural Integration Technique). I ran my own therapy clinic in Oxford, UK for three years offering Bowen Technique (or Bowen Therapy), NST, Massage, Reflexology and Reiki healing, before I emigrated to Australia.
I am now lucky to live and work on the Northern Beaches in Sydney and operate my clinic from Brookvale, inside the Bikram Yoga Studio. I am a member of the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia (BTFA) and was Chairman of the Association for three years and on the BTFA committee for six years.
My first encounter with the Bowen Technique was having three sessions after a car accident which created a bad whiplash injury and back pain and misaligned pelvis. I have to admit that I couldn’t understand how doing so little body work could have such a deep impact on my body. It impressed me so much that I decided to train as a practitioner. You will probably find that most practitioners are people who have recovered from injury after receiving Bowen therapy.
Although I have extensive background with various physical therapies and hands-on modalities, the Bowen Technique and NST have radically influenced my therapeutic approach and together they are the major therapeutic tools that I use in my clinic.
I am also qualified in the Emmett Technique, which blends in perfectly with Bowen or can be used as a therapy in itself. It is a gentle physical release of muscle groups whilst using a verbal approach to create attitude change. The sequence of muscle activation points can unlock muscle memory. The results can be dramatic even for first time clients.
One of my specialities is helping people who suffer with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease. I use a protocol called Return to Stillness as used by John Coleman, a Naturopath and Bowen therapist who recovered from Parkinson’s Disease. Please call me for a chat if you would like more information on how the protocol works with Bowen.
My other speciality is working with jaw pain and misalignments, called TMJ Disorder. So many problems in the body can be linked to the jaw being out of alignment and this can be missed in other therapies such as massage or acupuncture.
I am dedicated to providing you with the best treatment I can give you. Whether that is on a particular problem area, chronic pain, or relaxing overstressed muscles.