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Our Story

       Carlisle Bowen Works was founded in 2012 and was born out of the simple idea of finding nontraditional ways to gain deeper and more profound healing. In initially starting out as a massage therapist, Nancy Bittinger - Carlisle Bowen Works owner and founder,  felt that there was always more to be discovered when working with clients.


       Carlisle Bowen Works and its alternative services aim and address pain, posture, stress, and life in general. Our multi-faceted approach to health & wellness encompasses not only the physical body but also energy blockages, negative emotions, and subconscious beliefs.


      Located in central Pennsylvania and offering a truly unique array of modalities ranging from Bowen Technique to Visceral Manipulation, Carlisle Bowen Works is an open and welcoming place to find what works for you on your path towards healing. 

  • What does a service cost?
    As a general rule of thumb, most services follow the following structure, however, please review our complete list of services for pricing. 30-minute appointments are $50. 60-minute appointments are $90. 90-minute appointments are $140.
  • How do I make an appointment?
    Simple! Call Carlisle Bowen Works at 717-386-8279. Visit Carlisle Bowen Works website and schedule online here.
  • What service should I choose?
    It all depends! For pain, we recommend Bowen Technique or Massage Therapy. For decompression and posture we recommend the Alexander Technique or Craniosacral Therapy. For stress, Reiki or Reiki Mobilization. For life in general, Access Bars, Emotional Clearing, End-of-Life Care, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Readings, PSYCH-K®, or Visceral Manipulation. Take your pick!
  • Where do I park?
    Carlisle Bowen Works has access to street parking along both sides of Main Street (Mechanicsburg, PA) and a small attached-parking lot around back for client use. Both are unmetered and free!
  • What should I wear?
    Feel free to wear loose comfortable clothing the day of your visit. For certain services plan to undress to your comfort level.
  • Will insurance cover my visit?
    For this, please make sure to check with your specific insurance company. We’ve found that some HSA’s and other accounts will cover a portion of a visit, while others offer no reimbursement. Submitting a copy of your visit’s receipt may facilitate this process.
  • What services does Carlisle Bowen Works offer?
    Carlisle Bowen Works offers Access Bars, Alexander Technique, Bowen Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Emotional Clearing, End-of-Life Care, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Intuitive Readings, Massage Therapy, PYSCH-K, Reiki, Reiki Mobilization, Scar Tissue Release, and Visceral Manipulation.
  • What happens in a combination service?
    When two services are combined, for example Massage Therapy & Bowen Technique or Reiki & Bowen Technique, there is one practitioner who incorporates multiple modalities with a single client during a single session. Options of combination services include: - Alexander Technique & Bowen Technique - Craniosacral Therapy & Bowen Technique - Emotional Clearing & Bowen Technique - Infused Reiki & Emotional Clearing - Massage Therapy & Bowen Technique - Reiki & Bowen Technique
  • What is Bowen Technique?
    Bowen Technique is a modality that combines many different elements from osteopathy, acupuncture, acupressure, and craniosacral therapy that create a unique approach to body manipulation. It’s a gentle and effective manual therapy that balances tension patterns, resulting in a state of deep relaxation, and relieving many types of dysfunctions in the body.
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