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The Healers Café

186 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


How to Heal Chronic Symptoms Through Bowen Therapy with Jill LEsperance on The Healers Caf with Manon Bolliger

In this episode of The Healers Café, Manon Bolliger (Deregistered with 30 years of experience in health), talks with Jill L'Esperance who practices muscle therapy using Emmett and Bowen techniques and MSTR (McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release)

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Highlights from today's episode include:

Jill L'Esperance

So, my understanding of that is when we can, if we're just working the muscle itself, and the brain still wants to keep it in protection mode or in fight and flight, it's going to very quickly go back to fight and flight. So, it would take numerous sessions, it would take long sessions to get a muscle to respond and to relax, then switching over to the methods that are used. Now the light touch approach. If we're working the correct points, we're resetting the nerve communication so that the brain can allow the muscle to relax. Right, then it's a lot more corrective and a lot more long lasting. It doesn't always hold 100% right off the bat, but we're helping to retrain that, you know, that muscle memory and the nerve communication from the brain.


Jill L'Esperance

So, I work on finding the actual root cause of the problem, right, so somebody may come in with low back pain, but that doesn't mean that's where the problem is. So very quick assessment methods. Very noninvasive, I don't need to make a client, show me their full range of motion. You know, if they're, if they have shoulder pain, they don't have to move their arm for me to assess where the problems coming from and put themselves in pain. Right? So, right, I really like the quick and often visual, if not visual, very light, palpation assessments. And then the quickness of the response.


Jill L'Esperance 20:12

But yeah, you know, the biggest thing...that the biggest, the best explanation I have, again, is we're working specific points on the body to allow the body to do the healing. Right. So, resetting, that nerve communication, basically just, you know, applying pressure on the points that these founders were able to develop. The guys who developed these techniques, figured out these points that helped to reset that communication. Where these points aren't what's doing the healing, but it's giving the body the ability to correct itself.


ABOUT Jill L'Esperance

I began my practice with national board certification in Medical Massage and Manual Therapy and after practicing this for four years I went on to additional training and became certified in Neuromuscular Release Therapy & and Swing Flex Power Golf, Sports Performance Therapy & SFT.

In 2013 I began my training in NST & Neurostructural Integration Technique. I am now certified in NST Basic, Advanced and TMJ.

Training in October 2015 in Textbook Bowen has taken my treatment approach to a whole new level. By adding assessments and combining treatment methods, with the primary focus on using “Bowen moves” I have seen a number of amazing outcomes and happy clients with great results in a number of unique situations.

Adding The Emmett Technique in 2016 has helped to bring the Bowen method to a whole new level that I never knew existed and has allowed for even quicker results for many clients.  

As of March, 2019, I am a Certified Advanced Emmett Practitioner. I am also an instructor of the Emmett Technique Module 1 through 6 classes, and tutor the EMM-Tech Short Course & Easy Muscle Management.

I also practice and teach MSTR & McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release

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ABOUT MANON BOLLIGER - (Deregistered with 30 years of experience in health):

As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I’ve seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver.

My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books:  'What Patients Don’t Say if Doctors Don’t Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'.  I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals.

So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience".

Mission: A Healer in Every Household!

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Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

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* De-Registered, revoked & retired naturopathic physician after 30 years of practice in healthcare. Now resourceful & resolved to share with you all the tools to take care of your health & vitality!

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