Tom Bowen (1916 – 1982) from Geelong, Australia began developing the Bowen Technique in the 1950s. He was fascinated by the different postures people had, and how this related to their symptoms of pain or ill-health. He became interested in ways to alleviate pain and began to notice that certain moves on the body had particular results. Over many years he developed his technique through the meticulous observation of his clients. Tom Bowen had the ability to identify compensation patterns which contributed to his outstanding success in treating a wide range of conditions. His philosophy of ‘less is more’ along with the observation that there is an innate ability for the body to heal itself was the foundation of his technique. He believed that often all that is needed is the smallest assistance possible for healing to take place. Tom Bowen discovered how to activate, release, switch on and reset the body’s own life force so that, if able to respond, the body will heal in its own time.
From its Australian origins Tom Bowen’s innovative and unique technique is now being taught and practiced worldwide.