The Bowen Technique has now joined the group of complementary therapies to be recognised by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which provides an independent national standard of excellence.
CNHC is the only voluntary regulatory body for complementary healthcare to have official backing from the government. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC.
The BOWEN technique was developed by Thomas Ambrose Bowen an osteopath from Australia in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
It has been called miraculous and is a soft tissue remedial therapy that involves the therapist using fingers and thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendons and fascia in various parts of the body.
The main feature of Bowen technique is that between each set of moves the therapist leaves the patient to rest for a short while to allow the body the opportunity to create a decision about what action needs to be taken in response to the moves given (sounds sooooo relaxing).
It’s a gentle non-invasive relaxing therapy to help free the body to its natural balance and healing.
The Bowen Therapy Professional Association is an independent organisation of Bowen Therapists run by Bowen Therapists. The website is full of information on the Bowen Technique and has a list of therapists.
You can also find a great video on youtube on how the Bowen Technique can help with the pain of Fibromyalgia. There is also a great article on Pro Health where Gerri Shapiro, MS Ed, says that “after the third Bowen session, my back pain and sciatica were “history!” I was so excited, I could spit! That very moment I decided to train as a Bowen practitioner”.