Bowen Therapy History

The History of Bowen.

Mr. Tom Bowen, the founder of the Bowen Technique, devoted a lifetime to developing the gentle and innovative manipulative therapy in Geelong, Australia.  After serving in World War II, Mr. Bowen became interested in ways of alleviating human suffering. He noticed that when he made certain moves on the body, it had particular effects. He developed the technique as it is today and opened his clinic full time.

In 1975 a survey on alternative health care professionals recorded Mr. Bowen to have treated some 13,000 patients per year.  Bowen therapy is a recognized therapeutic treatment and is now practiced and taught all around the world.

Bowen Conference, Austria 2007

In September 2007 Michaela travelled to Austria to attend the International Bowen Conference.  The location was just exquisite! Guest speakers from Ausria, Germany, England, USA and Australia presented on a variety of topics in a castle overlooking the lake and green pastures. It was a fabulous opportunity for Michaela to meet and learn with other passionate Bowen Therapists from all around the world.

Photo: Michaela with Ossie & Elaine Rentsch (the founders of Bowtech) at the Bowen Conference Austria.


Bowen @ the Marion Market

When Michaela first started practising Bowen Therapy she set up her treatment bed at the local market. This gave the community an opportunity to learn about Bowen Therapy and gave a chance for people to experience a taste of Bowen for themselves. Michaela found this experience to be useful for people to chat face to face about  their complaints as well as see bowen in action.

In 2011 Michaela is back again at the Marion Market. It’s such a great atmosphere to connect with local people. You can have the chance to see and receive a bowen treatment. If you would like to be notified when she is at the market please contact Michaela by phone or email or better still join the bowen & beyond facebook page where you can be updated on all the latest up-and-coming events that Michaela is involved in.

Bowen @ Women’s Health Day

In May 2009 Michaela was asked to present a talk about Bowen Therapy and the work that she does at the Women’s Health Day, Brighton Library. Michaela has completed additional training to her Diploma in Bowen therapy on Hormonal Issues and Gynaecoligical Problems. The women that attended could learn how to better cope with the issues that a lot of women are experiencing.

Such as:

  • Hot flush’s
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of libido
  • Breast issues – tenderness
  1. cysts, lumps or ropiness
  2. irregular milk supply
  3. mastitis
  4. pre-menstral
  • Incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Headadches/Migraines
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Bloating and wind
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy – back pain, sciatica, puffy arms and legs, digestion.
  • Anxiety
  • stress


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