The Bowen Technique is named after its Australian originator, the late Tom Bowen. It is one of the fastest growing "hands on" therapies available.
Two decades after his death, Tom Bowen is recognised as a naturally gifted therapist who, through his special technique, helped thousands of people and animals overcome or able to cope with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities.
It is a remedial technique in which the practitioner uses thumbs and forefingers on precise points on the body to make rolling type moves that aim to disturb the muscles, soft tissue and the nerves within the body. These moves stimulate the body to make the adjustments that help to rebalance, relieve tension and reduce pain.
There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue. It is not a form of massage. The technique affects the body in ways that promote healing, pain relief, and recovery of energy.
A growing number of athletes and their physiotherapists are discovering that regular Bowen treatments enhance performance and reduce the incidence of injury.