Bowen Therapy is named after its Australian founder, Mr. Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916 ~ 1982).
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.
Bowen Therapy is a kind of manual therapy that works on fascia and 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.