About Bowen Therapy

What is Bowen Therapy?

It is a hands-on bodywork technique. It is both simple and effective.  Developed in the 1970’s by Tom Bowen in Australia, Bowen therapy is still fairly new to the world. Whether you’re a practitioner or a newcomer to healthcare Bowen therapy provides many simple tools that are shown to work for chronic pain, inflammation and misalignment.  It is unique not because of how it is performed but for how well it works. Best of all, it is easily learned.

What Does a Bowen Treatment Entail?

Treatments are usually done through clothing and in any comfortable position for the client.  It can be applied quickly and efficiently or used for long and deeply moving bodily shifts that can include emotional effects too.  Bowen Therapy is safe to use on anyone – from the newborn to the elderly.

Dianne S of Victoria BC says, “It’s the best and most relaxing massage I’ve ever had”. She’d come for her bunion and arthritic thumb.

What’s the History of Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy was developed in Australia by the late Thomas A Bowen (1916-1982).  He viewed his work as a gift and developed procedural combinations of his therapy to address specific concerns,  Though his therapeutic method has been systemized by many schools the tenet of the therapies and procedures have remarkably remained consistent throughout the world.  The remarkable story of Tom Bowen is laid out in his illuminating biography.

Bowen Therapy Head-to-Toe

What Can Bowen Therapy Treat?

What Can Bowen Therapy Treat?

Musculo-skeletal PainRespiratory ProblemsDigestive Disorders
Back Pain (Chronic and Acute)
Pelvic & Sacral Iliac joint misalignment
Bulging Disc
Leg Length discrepancies
Arthritic pain
Headaches & Migraines
TMJ Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder & Tendonitis
Tennis & Golfers Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Knee and hip restrictions
Foot and ankle problems
Plantar fasciitis
Hammer Toes, Heel Spurs & Bunions
Hay Fever
Infant Colic
Crohn’s Disease
Irritable Bowel syndrome
Gynecological ProblemsOther Conditions
Pre Menstrual syndrome
Irregular cycle
Fibrocystic Breasts
Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Bed-wetting in children
Prostate Problems
Ear infections

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  1. Jonathan Damonte

    Dear Elena, anyone can learn to do the therapy from watching the videos, many people do this to help themselves and their families. I would recommend the Bowen Monthly subscription as you can then cancel at any time.

  2. Lisa Coyne

    I am a massage therapist in Wisconsin and I am would like to be able to become a bowen therapist. I am wondering about how to get educated in the bowen method if there are places in the area or am I able to do some or all of the education online.


    Lisa Coyne, LMT

    1. Jonathan Damonte

      Hello Lisa, thanks for your question about learning options for becoming a Bowen Therapist. Essentially, all Certified Bowen Therapists have taken live classes at some point. Many people learn Bowen Therapy to use as an additional modality and don’t want or need to be certified so they are quite satisfied learning online and utlilizing the video lessons without the feedback from a teacher in person.

  3. shaun hansen


    I am a massage therapist in Seattle WA and would like to be able to become a bowen therapist. I am curious about how to get educated in the bowen method if there are places in the area or am I able to do some or all of the education online. Do I need to have further education as in physical or occupational therapy to be able to preform this on patients. Thank you for all of your help.


    Shaun Hansen

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