Bowen Technique

This technique was developed by Tom Bowen in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, following the 2nd World War. He developed a gentle soft tissue procedure using highly intuitive assessment skills.

A very gentle technique, the basic 'Bowen' move is made by rolling the thumbs and forefingers over a muscle or tendon at precise locations to help with relaxation.

A precise series of moves has a profoundly relaxing effect, helping to balance the body systems and supporting the body's innate ability to self heal.

There are crucial pauses in the work allowing time for the nervous system and fascia to respond. A treatment session lasts from 30 minutes to an hour on a comfortable bed with the client wearing light loose clothing.

The Technique is useful on all ages from neonates through to the elderly.

With the complex nature of physical problems affecting several body systems it is easy to see why Bowen is such a powerful support. Bowen is a useful adjunct in first-aid situations, post injury or post surgery. Bowen supports the healing to begin immediately and helps with the flow of blood and energy to enable the body to repair itself.

Is Bowen Suitable For Me?

Bowen Technique may be suitable for people with a range of conditions including the following:



    TMJ Syndrome


    Hay Fever


    Hormonal Problems

    Frozen Shoulder

    Sporting Injuries

    Back Pain


    Shoulder Pain

    Hernia Mastitis

    Pre Menstrual Syndrome

    Tennis Elbow

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Arthritic Pain







    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome





    Crohn's Disease


    Bowel Problems


    Prostatic Problems

    Postural Problems

    Gait Disorders

    Leg Length Discrepancies

    Pelvic Problems

    Knee Imbalances

    Hip Restrictions

    Shin Splints

    Foot and Ankle Problems

    Plantar Fasciitis

Several research projects are underway around the world to better understand the effectiveness of the Bowen Technique.

To find out more about Bowenclinic services or to make an appointment:
Whangarei Clinic: 12a Douglas St. Whangarei 0112 New Zealand. Hours: 8.30-5 Tue to Fri | late nights (on request) Tue, Wed
Phone: 09 4594000 | Mob: 027 689 8433