About Bowenwork

Where does Bowenwork originate?

Bowenwork® was developed in Australia by the late Tom Bowen. His expertise advanced from skillful sports injury treatments to proficiency in pain elimination. The Bowenwork technique also revealed results with common ailments and dysfunctions. Interest in these specialized techniques drew others to study Bowenwork methodology. Today’s Practitioners learn from highly qualified and Internationally Authorized Teachers. More about Tom Bowen >>

Oswald Rentsch, one of the the founders of Bowtech®, the original Bowen Technique, was Tom Bowen’s apprentice for many years. Since 1990, together with his wife Elaine, they have been traveling the world teaching the teachers of Bowenwork as well as advanced classes for Practitioners. Ossie and Elaine have inspired students and teachers to learn and work with the highest integrity of Tom Bowen’s gift to the world. More about Ossie and Elaine >>

Benefits with Bowenwork

Bowenwork clients are amazed with Bowenwork therapy’s ability to support their body’s ability to change. Subtle skin contact movements begin unwinding tension. Within a few sessions, problem areas are significantly addressed. Chronic conditions shift when Bowenwork is received over a longer duration. Procedures applied with timely significance allow release old patterns. The “tissue memory” held by the original trauma is disabled and full movement can return. Bowenwork provides an environment where neurological functioning normalizes. With sustained neuromuscular balance, pain free performance returns.

What is a session like?

A specific “move” performed over the belly of a muscle sends feedback to the spinal column and brain about the state of that structure – cold, warm, painful, stretched, etc. Organs, skin, joints and muscles all have nerves sending impulses continuously, Bowenwork activates all these structures during a session. Fascia is also an important component activated. Fascia surrounds muscles and organs and allows friction-free movement and intercellular communication between these structures. If fascia has been damaged or stressed, efficiency of function may be impaired.

Between moves, the practitioner pauses (mandatory waits). The client is left alone to experience any sensations that may arise. This is a quiet space for the brain and body to re-adjust itself without interruption from the outside world. Bowenwork restores balance in the body via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Healing occurs when the body is in parasympathetic mode, a branch of the ANS, also referred to as the rest, relax, and repair mode.

Why would I choose Bowenwork?

Bowenwork facilitates balancing a broad range of conditions. It addresses any problem (with medical supervision where appropriate) in Holistic measures. Bowenwork produces an integral body response. Bowenwork has a rich history of dramatic personal stories. Many who experience this therapy are astounded at the results they receive.

back pain headaches sacro-iliac pain
asthma, respitory conditions hamstring pain or tightness scoliosis/postural imbalances
carpal tunnel syndrome jaw pain/misalignment shin splints
chronic fatigue syndrome neck pain, restricted range of motion sporting injuries
fibromyalgia knee pain sprained ankles
frozen shoulder plantar fasciitis sternal pain, sprung ribs
groin tension or pain sciatica tennis elbow

What will I do to support my body’s ability to change?

The recommendations are simple; The first 24 hours are to be restful. You deserve it! Drinking extra water allows your body to expel built up toxins. Taking daily walks relieves stress and aids your structural re-balancing. Sitting less than 30 min. at a time supports re-patterning. These simple actions stimulate your brain with a reminder to “act with intention for positive change”.

Bowenwork is a choice to heal naturally and not a substitute for medical care. We recommend you consult a medical doctor for any physical ailment.