About Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy is an internationally acclaimed body form. Very
subtle rolling motions are performed on the muscles, nerves and soft connective
tissue (fascia). These movements are carried out in specific sequences with
short rest periods.
The Bowen moves to produce a robust healing response in the
body that improves circulation and lymphatic drainage. It aids in the
assimilation of nutrients and assists with the elimination of toxins. This
response affects the musculoskeletal framework, fascia, nervous system, and internal organs. Through the effect on the nervous system, the body relaxes
and can start the healing process, correcting dysfunctions and restoring
balance on a holistic level. This alleviates pain, stress and disease,
irrespective of the cause.
The fascia, superficial and deep connective tissue, forms a
continuous sheath throughout the body and is a significant fluid pathway of the
body. The fascia’s hydration level provides strength and support for the
musculoskeletal system. The Bowen moves to produce a piezoelectric effect which
attracts water molecules to the area to rehydrate and restore critical
inter-fiber distance, restoring the cellular transit routes of the fascia.
Clients with a new injury often respond immediately; even
those with long-term problems can experience dramatic improvement after the
Bowen Therapy is safe and recommended for pregnant
women, newborns, children and older adults to highly skilled athletes.
After a treatment, most people feel relaxed yet energised
and alert, ready to resume their day. Regular Bowen treatments help keep energy
levels high and protect against stress, injuries and illness.
Bowen Therapy initiates a healing process. It is best not to
have any other type of body or energy work for five days on either side of the
Bowen Therapy History
Tom Bowen (1916-1982) was born in Melbourne and started the
development of his natural ability to facilitate healing in the 1950s as a
trainer with junior football clubs.
In the early ’60s, he practised as an Osteopath. By the mid-’70s,
Tom Bowen was given 300 treatments per week, using the unique method he
developed at his Geelong practice – as reported in the Fed Govt’s Webb Report
on alternative therapies.
Since 1986, Ossie Rentsch, who studied with Tom, has
faithfully preserved the technique and promoted it worldwide through his
Benefits of Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy can be beneficial for:
• Back pain
• Neck and
tunnel, RSI and tennis elbow
problems including asthma, hay fever, sinus, ear aches and infections
• Cold and
tension and anxiety
and bowel problems, IBS
injuries and training enhancement
ankle and foot problems
pain and irregularities
pregnancy and labour support
chronic fatigue syndrome, well as other chronic conditions
(and other cancer treatment) symptom relief
feeding & sleeping problems, colic & other digestive issues and “colicky
anxiety and behavioural problems
Research has shown that child illness and behavioural
problems can stem from their birth experience Birth is traumatic for every
baby, especially for babies who have been induced, experienced long labour, had
an assisted conception (i.e. Forceps/suction), had a delivery by Caesar
(planned or emergency), had premature delivery, or had other complications.
well-being and illness prevention