What is the Bowen Technique?


Bob Manning therapist

Thomas Ambrose Bowen of Geelong, Australia developed his own ‘technique’ and had a thriving practise until he died in the early 1980’s. His approach is now known throughout the world.

The Bowen Technique aims to balance the whole person not just the symptoms. Common presentations include back and neck pain, knee problems, sports injuries, RSI, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and respiratory problems, to name but a few.

The practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to make a series of precise, rolling-type moves over muscle’ During the treatment there are a series of short breaks where the patient is left resting to allow their body to respond to the gentle moves that have been performed. This rest period is an important part of the treatment and gives the body time to make the subtle and fine adjustments, which help to re-balance, relieve tension and reduce pain. It is these features which make the Bowen Technique unique.