History of Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy was developed by Tom Bowen (1916-1982). The actual origins of his concepts are unknown or at least unclear though there do appear to be links with traditional Chinese medicine. What is clear is that while working as a masseur in junior football clubs in Geelong, he recognized an apparent common casual relationship in many seemingly unrelated painful conditions, particularly musculoskeletal but including neurological and other health problems. He identified this casual link or relationship as being the soft tissue or fascia that envelopes the whole body from head to toe.

After years of clinical work and much reading and study of other modalities he developed a unique set of specific moves associated with different sequences and timing intervals. The moves provided fascial release and integration stimulating a variety of anatomical or physiological responses frequently resulting in long term and often immediate resolution of the majority of presenting problems and pain conditions.

In 1975 the government instituted the Webb Committee of Inquiry into Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Naturopathy in Australia and reviewed Tom Bowen’s work. They found he was seeing some 13,000 people a year and achieving a success rate in his practice of over 80% of presenting conditions. From its Australian origins his innovative and unique technique has now been adopted world wide with devotees and practitioners in countries including New Zealand, USA, Canada, United Kingdom and European Union members.

Tom Bowen Legacy Trust Fund

Tom Bowen treated children with disabilities without charge through the 26 years of his practice and this was continued by two of his "boys" for a futher 12 years. The Tom Bowen Legacy Trust Fund was established in 2004 to continue his wonderful work in helping disadvantaged children by donating electronic communiction or mobility equipment such as wheelchairs to their families. This fund is supported by donations from Bowen practitioners and members of the public who have benefitted from Tom's legacy and unique treatments. With volunteer administration 100% of your donations will purchase more equipment to improve the lives of more disadvantaged children. If you are interested in donating, please let me know.

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