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The Bowen Technique



Sub-group: Sports, Manual and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy



The Bowen Technique, a healing, often miraculous, life-changing hands-on therapy, is revolutionizing the healthcare world!

A simple and powerful technique that helps relieve all kinds of pain, it is so gentle that it can be used on anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly.The Bowen Technique is not massage, acupressure or chiropractic.  There is no manipulation, adjustment or force used.  The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers to gently move muscles and tissues.   In between each set of moves, the practitioner leaves the room.

These pauses and the gentleness of the treatment are what make Bowen unique.   It offers rapid, long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort.   Most conditions respond within 2-3 treatments (Success Stories).

While it can help speed up recovery time, the Bowen Technique is not meant to replace medical treatment.   However, due to its high rate of success, more and more members of the medical profession continue to be amazed at its effectiveness and have begun to add the Bowen Technique to their practices.


The Bowen Technique helps the body remember how to heal itself.   The gentle yet powerful Bowen moves send neurological impulses to the brain resulting in immediate responses of muscle relaxation and pain reduction.  The moves create energy surges.  Electrical impulses sent to the nervous system remind the body to regain normal movement in joints, muscles and tendons.   This helps relieve muscle spasms and increase blood and lymph flow.

The Bowen Technique affects the body primarily through the nervous and the bioenergetic systems, to bring it into a state of balance.


Online certification No


Certificate programme


Module 1-7, each 16 classroom hours long. 


Certificate Title: None




Special equipment required: None




The Bowen Technique by Julian Baker

Bowen Therapy - Tom Bowen's Gift To The World by Frank Navratil

Understanding The Bowen Technique by John Wilks


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