2016 welcomes the third International Bowen Therapy Week. Taking place from April 12th-19th, the week celebrates Bowen Therapy; the drug-free, non-invasive holistic therapy that helps the body heal itself. This years’ celebrations coincide with what would have been the 100th Birthday of Tom Bowen, creator and founder of The Bowen Technique.
The celebration of Tom Bowen’s 100th birthday on the April 18th adds even more excitement to the occasion. International Bowen Therapy Week spreads across the whole of the United Kingdom, seeing BTPA practitioners host their own individual events in order to raise awareness of both the cause and their organisation. Each year, the BTPA opens their arms to other organisations in hopes that they will join them in celebrating not only Tom Bowen’s life-long legacy, but the therapy itself and all the practitioners dedicated to it.
Bowen Therapy is a gentle form of therapy that helps the body to heal itself; it achieves this state by asking the body to recognise the problem and make the necessary changes to bring back the body’s physiological equilibrium. Some conditions Bowen has been known to reduce and ease symptoms of include; MS, ME, Sciatica, Neck & Shoulder pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Mental Health, Allergies, Muscle Pain, Sport Injuries, Addictions and many more. Suitable for all the all ages and genders. Bowen Therapy is taught and practiced internationally, and can be of assistance in many physical injuries and emotional stress concerns. Bowen not only helps the recipient by easing both pain and anxiety, but aids the famous, the technique being a favourite of Bear Grylls, James Ellison, Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson.
The BTPA – otherwise known as the Bowen Therapy Professional Association – is the UK’s largest non-profit making professional organisation of Bowen Therapists, providing standards of professional excellence along with a code of practice for the protection and benefit of the public and its members.
Tom Bowen initially started practicing his home-grown talent to treat the injuries and ailments of local sportsmen, friends and family where he lived in Geelong, Australia. From something that simply started as a home-grown talent of Tom Bowen, the unnamed talent ultimately grew into a franchise, later to be known as Bowen Therapy. This started in the 1960’s when he opened his first clinic, developing his gift into work that subsequently became known as the Bowen Technique after his death in 1982.
After finding that his gift was successful in the rehabilitation of his clients, Tom Bowen opened his first clinic in the 1960’s and continued to develop, refine, and perfect his gift-turned-therapy. During the 1970’s it was believed that Tom Bowen was treating over 13,000 people a year!
Despite the legendary feats he achieved, it wasn’t until Tom Bowen passed away that this iconic finger-thumb rolling technique was named as “Bowen Therapy”. Bowen’s legacy continues, not only in Australia but worldwide. The Bowen Therapy Professional Association has over 300 certified Bowen Practitioners in the UK alone.
To find out more about Bowen Therapy please visit the BTPA Website:
- Bowen Therapy is officially recognised in the UK through the Complementary Therapies Council.
- Today Bowen Therapy and the Bowen Technique are delivered internationally as a health modality. Approximately 34,000 practitioners in 59 countries and all regions of the world deliver Bowen Therapy and practice the Bowen technique.
- The estimated 34,000 or more therapists have qualified through no less than 25 training institutions worldwide.
- Bowen associations exist in America, Australia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
To have a chat with a Bowen Therapist, in the first instance, the BTPA can be contacted via Telephone: 0844 561 7173 / via Email: ask@BowenTherapy.org.uk to find your nearest BTPA practitioner.