Bowen Technique

Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique was developed in Australia by Thomas Bowen, during the 1950s and 60s.

This technique is useful for everyone, from newborn infants to the elderly, by providing a positive healthy impact to increase energy and overall sense of well being.

Bowen improves rehabilitation times, through remedial therapy, of sports and work related injuries, accidents and various ailments regardless of how old or recent the injury may be.

Some of the wide range of conditions that may  respond to  Bowen Treatment are

  • Allergies
  • Asthma/bronchial problems
  • Back problems
  • Bowel problems
  • Chronic Viral Fatigue Syndrome/M.E.
  • Digestive Upsets
  • Earache/infections
  • Headaches—Migraine, Sinus
  • Hernia
  • Heartburn
  • Jaw Problems
  • Knee and Hip Restrictions
  • Kidney and Bladder Problems
  • Menstrual Irregularities, Fertility
  • Neck and Shoulder Problems
  • Pelvic Problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Prostate Problems
  • RSI/OOS and Tennis Elbow
  • Respiratory Ailments
  • Sciatica
  • Sport and Work Related Injuries
  • STRESS and Tension Discomfort


Bowtech, the original Bowen Technique, is a gentle form of body work in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred, relaxed, balanced way of wellbeing.

 Results can be remarkable, even from the first session; often only a few sessions are needed to correct the presenting problem.

It could be said that the essence of Bowen Therapy is about finding health and encouraging it to flourish.

There are frequent, but very essential, pauses throughout the session that allow the body time to respond and begin the healing process. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole. 

Unlike many other hands–on therapies, the Bowen Technique does not use forceful manipulation. A unique skill of the Bowen practitioner is ‘tissue tension’ sense, meaning that the practitioners are able to discern stress build up in muscles and other soft tissue enabling them to perform specific Bowen moves to assist recovery.

The technique addresses not only the musculo-skeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. The body’s integrated response improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and aids in the assimilation of nutrients and elimination of toxins.

The Bowen Technique can help clients on all levels; Mr. Tom Bowen said that any or every condition could be addressed by this technique.

If you would like to book a treatment or you would like more information about whether this therapy would benefit you please contact me.

More information about this therapy can also be found on the international website

Nic Parkes 06 874 2994 or 027 3089 276 or