Bowen Therapy is named after its Australian founder, Mr. Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916 ~ 1982).
Bowen Therapy is a kind of manual therapy that works on fascia and autonomic nervous system to restore balance of body.
In 1975, the Australian Government instituted Webb Committee of Inquiry into Complimentary Therapies, reviewed Tom Bowen's practice and realized him treating 13,000 people a year with successful rate of 80% of presenting conditions. Bowen Therapy is also referred as Bowen Technique and is now being taught in the final year of university study of Osteopathy in Australia.
A Bowen session consists of a series of gentle and light finger's/hand's moves applied on specific spots over connective tissues and muscles. Unlike other forms of manul therapy like Chiropractice, Osteopathy, or Massage, Bowen Therapy does not use technique of manipulation or kneading over joints and muscle. Through gentle finger/hand moves, Bowen stimulates autonomic nervous system to facilitate self-healing mechanism to restore health balance at structural and systemic level.
Due to the gentleness of the technique, Bowen Therapy is appropriate for all ages and stages of health; from babies to elderly. Clinical experience has revealed the effectiveness of Bowen Therapy in various conditions including Musculoskeletal, Digestive/Eliminative, Reproductive and Respiratory.
ISBT-Bowen Therapy has been included in the Occupational Therapy service in Hospital Authority, Hong Kong since 2009.
There are a few schools of Bowen Therapy or Bowen Technique, VTI offers ISBT-Bowen Therapy trained by International School of Bowen Therapy, Australia.
保雲療法有數個不同學派，我們提供的保雲療法師承自澳洲的 International School of Bowen Therapy。
從 2009 年，香港醫管局的職業治療服務已引進 ISBT 保雲療法。