Haga with a young patient.
Linda Haga is the owner of Bridge to Healing,
which used to be
located in the Pony Village Mall. Last April she moved to a new
location in the Hall Building, at 320 Central Ave in Coos Bay, where
she now has two rooms in Suites 413 and 415.
I asked Linda how
things were going since she made her move to Coos
Bay. “Really nice,”
she replied. “I have two rooms available now, so that lets me
couples or friends together, or basically just accommodate more people.
During the rest periods between the moves that I apply, the brain is
allowed to process what has been done to the body. So while
is relaxing in one room, I can be actively working on somebody else in
the next room.”
Linda’s business card states that she
provides “Gentle therapeutic
touch to relieve pain, balance the body and improve structural
integrity.” She explained, “I do gentle movements
over the muscles and
fascia (connective tissue) which stimulates the nerve endings to send a
signal to the body to relax and reset and begin healing.”
Linda says that everyone is unique, and there is
group of people that she works on. “People come to
low back pain, sciatica, migraines…I see clients with a
of ailments. And I get great feedback from my
have stopped coming because they say, “You fixed
Others continue to come for regular maintenance and relaxation every 3
to 4 weeks.”
I asked Linda what age range she works with.
work with infants to elderly. Just recently I worked on a set
four-month old twins that couldn’t turn their heads to one
a fairly common condition called torticollis. By the next day they had
almost full range of motion! I also worked on a teenager that had
witnessed a traumatic auto accident and was under a lot of stress. My
work helped that person enter a more relaxed state instead of the
Linda said the best part of her job is seeing the
progress that her clients make.“It’s wonderful when
come back to me and say how much better they feel,” she
said.“I helped one client who had plateaued in her treatments
with massage and chiropractic. She found Bowenwork to be very
effective! If someone is being treated with massage or chiropractic I
have them wait until they’ve finished those treatments before
see them, or schedule at least a week between the different modalities.
Too much stimulation can overwhelm the body and hinder the healing
This year Linda plans to become certified in
Procedures II through the American Bowen Academy, which has instructors
throughout the United States. “I’m also going to
course this summer called Mind-Body Bowen,” said Linda.
“This class will explore the connection between our mental,
emotional and physical selves.”
If you’re hurting and are seeking
Bridge to Healing a call at 541-362-HEAL. They’re open Monday
through Friday, based on clients’ needs, and have some
appointments available on Tuesdays or Thursdays.