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Tom Bowen - Article to Commemorate his 100th Bithday

Posted by Stephen Ludbrook

921 Days Ago


Tom Bowen's 100th Birthday

Thomas Bowen, who devised the technique we today call the 'Bowen Technique', would have been 100 this coming 16th April (2016). 

It was only after his death that the term 'Bowen Therapy' came into existence. Tom simply described his work as 'soft tissue work' and generally did not teach his unique technique to others. Fortunately however, he did allow six people to watch him at work over an extended period. If it were not for these six, the technique would have been lost to the world following Tom's death in 1982 (aged 66).   

The technique was first taught as a stand-alone modality in 1988 and in less than 30 years the success of the treatment has spread rapidly over six continents, with thousands of practitioners now trained directly or indirectly via the above mentioned six people. Their knowledge of the technique has cascaded down through Professional Associations which help maintain the purity of the technique and the required professional standards of the practitioners.

I am sure that in another 30 years time, the 'Bowen Technique' will become a household term with everyone having either experienced it, or at least, knowing someone who has.

Basically the reason for the rapid spread throughout the world is its success rate and the fact that it is so simple to both administer and receive. No forceful manipulation is involved, just gentle rolling moves over specific muscles and tendons. Also being so gentle, it is suitable for all ages, especially as the technique can be administered through light, loose-fitting clothes.

The only thing that prevents the technique from being even more popular is that it is hard for people to appreciate that a technique so gentle can have such a profound effect on getting the body to recommence its own healing process. It really has to be received to be fully appreciated.

(The Bowen Technique is recognised by the Complementary National Health Care Council (CNHC))

Stephen Ludbrook

Article written by Stephen Ludbrook - Witney

I am a full time Bowen Therapist operating from clinics in Witney (The Beanbag Natural Health Clinic) and Eynsham (Meridian Clinic) both, West Oxfordshire . I also undertake home visits for clients unable to travel to Clinics.

I only offer Bowen Therapy.

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