Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to pain relief and healing that has achieved remarkable results over the past 50 years.

The History of Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy was developed by Tom Bowen who lived and practised in Geelong, Victoria. Bowen Therapy is based on the concept that the underlying source of many musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular and other health or pain problems could be found in the soft tissue or fascia.

What is Fascia?

Fascia is a specific type of connective tissue that forms a three-dimensional web surrounding every tissue in the body. Fascia is the body organizer embracing all nerves, bones, arteries, veins and muscles. Therefore, fascial dysfunction can affect every structure, muscle, nerve and organ in the body.

Fascia has become the subject of increasing research, and recent studies have shown it to be the largest sensory organ in the body. Facia is rich in a range of receptors that powerfully influence the body’s neuro-muscular physiology in many complex ways.

How does Bowen Therapy work?

Bowen Therapy stimulates specific receptors through specific soft tissue or fascial release and integration techniques.  This enables the body to correct dysfunctions and restore homeostasis (balance) on a holistic level.

Through treating the cause, rather than the symptoms, Bowen Therapy has consistently shown it can bring profound healing and pain relief. This relief is experienced by many people who present with a wide range of painful conditions, even where other modalities of treatment have given little improvement.

Bowen Therapy is holistic

Importantly, Bowen Therapy, being holistic, does not rely on a detailed diagnosis of the problem and its origins, which is often costly and indeterminate. 

Bowen Therapists treat the whole body, and the treatment’s holistic effects are apparent in patients who find resolution to problems above and beyond those for which they have sought treatment; for example lack of energy, stress and emotional issues.

Bowen does not interfere with the effectiveness of other treatment disciplines.

How many Bowen Therapy sessions will I need?

Every person is an individual and may require a different number of sessions to resolve their issue. 

Bowen therapy can help with many types of issues from chronic pain to anxiety and depression.

What are the benefits of Bowen Therapy?

Bowen therapy is a gentle and effective form of bodywork that doesn’t require creams and oils or other chemicals on the skin. This is very helpful for patients with skin sensitivities and allergies.

Bowen Therapy offers deep relaxation, improved circulation, and enhanced levels of energy.


Bowen Therapy Creator Tom Bowen

Thomas Ambrose Bowen.
The creator of Bowen Therapy.


Discuss the potential benefits of Bowen Therapy for you with Michael.

Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia

Michael RE Butler is a Member of the Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia

Conditions commonly treated using Bowen Therapy

  • acute and chronic pain associated with musculo-skeletal or neurological issues
  • fibromyalgia
  • back pain
  • lumbago
  • sciatica
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • neck pain
  • arm pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TMJ syndrome (jaw pain)
  • shoulder pain (frozen shoulder)
  • leg and foot pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • depression, anxiety and stress
  • asthma
  • sporting injuries
  • traumatic injuries
  • general joint pain