What is the origin of Bowen Therapy?
The Bowen therapeutic technique was developed in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, by
Tom Bowen - completely independent of any other modality. It is not
based on any Oriental theory or system. It
is based on clear cut anatomy and an astute knowledge of how
the body functions and its components interact.
Mr. Bowen operated his clinic from the early fifties to just before his death in
1982. At the height of his career, he was single-handedly treating over 13,000 patients
a year and regularly opened his clinic free of charge to anyone in a wheelchair.
Mr. Bowen considered his abilities "a gift from GOD".
Tom Bowen selected six men to observe his work and learn his technique. Each of
these men represented a different approach to hands' on body work.
After Mr. Bowen's death in 1982, the Bowen technique was brought to North America
where is was introduced at Auburn, California in late 1989.