About Tom Bowen
Thomas Bowen started work on developing the Bowtech in the 1950s in Geelong, Australia without any formal training in any related discipline. He noticed that certain moves on the body had particular effects and used this to develop his technique. Explaining his work as a 'gift from God', Bowen was busy performing close to 13, 000 treatments a year.
After studying Mr. Bowen's work for more than two years, starting 1974, Oswald Rentsch was authorised by him to document his work. With the help of Rene Horwood, Oswald produced true representations of Bowen's technique. Oswald and his wife Elaine then started using Bowen's techniques in their clinic in Hamilton, Australia in 1976.
This technique was named 'The Bowen Technique' in honour of Tom Bowen and the couple started teaching it in 1986 at their first seminar in Perth to fulfil his request. By 1990, the couple were teaching it full time across Australia. The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia was founded in 1987 to preserve the original form of the technique, eventually naming it Bowtech. Since then, they have been hugely successful in introducing it to a number of countries across the globe as an effective treatment to a number of problems, and even receiving praise from healthcare professionals.
About the Bowen technique
At YB Therapy, I specialise in the Bowen technique, which is a non-invasive complementary treatment that heals the body holistically using gentle movements over the muscles and connective tissues. This helps to promote the recovery of energy and boosts the natural healing capabilities of the body.