“What is the Bowen Technique?”

The truly Holistic Therapy


The Bowen Technique

Bowen Therapy is a dynamic but gentle energy therapy. It is appropriate for everyone from newborns to the very elderly and frail.

It can be considered for a wide range conditions. It empowers and activates the body's own healing resources, thus achieving balance and harmony.

The technique is named after Australian Tom Bowen, an industrial chemist in the 1950s. It is a gentle non invasive remedial treatment; there are no forceful moves. It is very relaxing, gentle and safe for all ages.

Bowen addresses the whole body, to naturally rebalance, repair and heal itself. The healing may occur at all levels as needed: physical, chemical, emotional, mental, energetic, etc


How is it different from other therapies, such as Chiropractic, Osteopathy or physiotherapy?

All these therapies are excellent therapies, but Bowen differs in several respects. Osteopaths and chiropractors often use adjustments, or 'cracks' to realign the structure of the body. They will make a diagnosis of the patient and treat the area of concern. With Bowen therapy the approach is rather different. The therapist will take a case history, but the treatment does not set out to treat specific conditions or ailments. Instead the body is treated as a whole unit, without referral to named disease. For instance if someone came to a Bowen therapist with cancer, we would not claim to be able to help the cancer or even to treat it. Instead we are trying to help the person.