Diploma in Bowen Therapy
What is Bowen Technique (Bowtech)?
The Bowen Technique (also known as Bowtech – the Original Bowen Technique and Bowenwork) is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy that was developed by the late Tom Ambrose Bowen in Geelong, Australia. Sometimes called the homeopathy of bodywork, it utilizes subtle inputs to the body (known as moves), stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly.
Tom Ambrose Bowen
The Bowen Technique offers tremendous benefit to clients with very little effort on the part of the practitioner. The practitioner’s moves deliver signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves), and the body responds in its own time, within its vital capacity.
It can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic, and it does so holistically, via the body’s innate healing mechanisms. While there are a few, very specific situations in which a particular ‘procedure’ is contraindicated, Bowen Technique is appropriate for people of all ages, in all degrees of health.
Rather than focusing on a single complaint, Bowen Technique addresses the entire body, by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS controls over 80% of bodily functions and is very susceptible to external stressors.
Most people today live in a constant state of high stress and sympathetic ANS over-stimulation (fight, flight or freeze mode). Healing can occur only after the ANS shifts from sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance (rest, relax and repair mode). Bowen Technique enables that shift.
During a session, the client often drops into deep relaxation or falls asleep, and loud peristalsis may be heard. Both of these changes are indications of a profound release from stress and a shift towards parasympathetic influence. This shift could explain, in part, the common observation that a Bowen Technique session seems to reactivate the recovery process in situations where healing from trauma, sickness or surgery has stalled or reached a plateau.
Why Learn with Bowtech®?
Oswald Rentsch & Elaine
Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982) began developing his technique in the 1950s in Geelong, Australia. He became interested in ways to alleviate human suffering and began to notice that certain moves on the body had particular effects. Tom Bowen frequently stated that his work was ‘a gift from God’. He continued to develop and refine the technique throughout his lifetime with the help of his friend and secretary, Rene Horwood.
Mr. Bowen also held free clinics for children, people with disabilities, and community service workers and performing about 13,000 treatments a year and his practice was verified by the 1975 Victorian government inquiry into alternative health care professionals.
In 1974, while attending a national health conference in Adelaide, Australia, Oswald Rentsch met Mr. Bowen for the first time. He spontaneously asked if he could learn from him. Mr. Bowen shook Ossie’s hand, held it for some time, and said, Good! For the next two and a half years, Ossie studied Mr. Bowen’s technique, ultimately being authorized by him to document the work.
Mr. Bowen had no notes, charts or manuals, but with the help of Rene Horwood, Ossie produced a true representation of Mr. Bowen’s original technique. In 1976, Ossie and his wife, Elaine, began utilizing Mr. Bowen’s methods in their clinic in Hamilton, Victoria.
Honoring Mr. Bowen’s request to teach the work after his death, Ossie and Elaine named it – The Bowen Technique and held their first seminar In Perth, Australia in 1986.
Free Information talk
Date : 28 August, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time : 7:30pm to 9:00pm
VENUE : Asia-Pacific Aromatherapy Kwun Tong Campus
LANGUAGE : English
Speaker : Farida Irani, Senior Bowtech Instructor
About the Speaker
Farida Irani is regarded as a pioneer in Ayurveda Aromatherapy, Director/Founder of Subtle Energies and a speaker of APA World Expert Series in 2015 sharing her research-based knowledge of this ancient branch using essential oils in Ayurveda.
She is a senior Bowtech Instructor and is responsible for bringing the Australian science of Bowtech, the original soft tissue Bowen Therapy, to India, Taiwan.
Her daughter Khursheed Irani who is a qualified degree holder in Acupuncture, a clinical Aromatherapist and also an accredited Bowen Instructor. Together they are looking at promoting Bowtech, the original Bowen technique in Hong Kong with the permission of the Bowen therapy Academy of Australia(BTAA).