The Bowen Technique was developed in the 1950’s by the late Tom Bowen in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Tom Bowen became a celebrated therapist, regularly treating over 13,000 patients per year. In 1974, Oswald Rentsch studied with Tom Bowen and documented his work. In 1986, four years after Mr. Bowen’s death, he and his wife Elaine began to teach the technique on several continents.
Bowenwork® is a unique form of neuromuscular re-patterning. It works primarily through the nervous system on structural, mental and emotional levels. A Bowen treatment restores the body’s innate ability to balance. It is performed by doing short gentle moves over specific points on muscles and tendons, in a specific order, followed by mandatory 2-3 minute delays to allow the body to process the information it is receiving.
The technique is gentle and non-invasive and can be performed through clothing. The Bowen technique is safe and appropriate for everyone from highly trained athletes to newborns, pregnant women, the elderly, and the chronically ill. The Bowen technique is a completely new concept in bodywork. It is neither derived from nor similar to any other physical modality.