ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Bowen Therapy and Alternative Healing

Updated on October 24, 2021
healerhub profile image

I have over 10 years of experience in the alternative healing and energy fields as a healer and learner of the ancient healing sciences.

The Bowen Procedure

Bowen is based on a series of moves that target different parts of the body. The practitioner takes the thumb and fingers and gently pushes into pressure points throughout the body. This is typically done on muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia.

A practitioner that is working with Bowen Therapy will apply pressure to one area of the body for one adjustment. This is done on the right hand side then the left hand side. They will then wait for a given amount of time for the body to make the necessary adjustments. The practitioner will then move to a different part of the body to make the next adjustment. This allows the body to move into re-alignment and balance.

The Art of Bowen

The approach taken with Bowen is to be non - invasive. The healing technique is not by the practitioner adjusting or forcing moves. Instead, it allows the body to trigger. As it triggers it naturally begins to adjust on it's own, moving into a form of self - healing.

The approach to trigger the body with self - healing creates a different approach by the practitioner. Fewer moves, less pressure and more time between application of pressure points allows the body to make even more adjustments and to re-align according to what it needs. It works with the intelligence of the body to make profound changes into complete balance.

History of Bowen

Bowen Therapy began in the mid 1900s in Australia by Tom Bowen. Bowen was a self - taught and intuitive healer that began to work with the technique after being placed in an environment that required immediate healing by a co - worker. He first developed the technique by calling it remedial therapy or soft tissue manipulation. His work progressed by finding points in the body that would vibrate or have a large amount of tension which allowed the body to speak to him that it needed healing or adjustment. By applying a little pressure, the body was able to adjust and alter. His sessions offered an 88% success rate in complete alignment and re-adjustment.

Benefits of Bowen

Today, Bowen is recognized as a legitimate, alternative healing therapy. It is able to provide consistent relief and re-alignment of the body. Practitioners are known to work with release of:


- sports injuries

- muscoskeletal conditions of the spine

- pelvic imbalances

- whiplash

- headaches

- repetitive stress injuries (carpel tunnel)

- heart conditions

- detox from drugs

These are some of the few areas that Bowen is able to assist with. The work shows alterations in the body through the skeletal system, internal organs and nervous system.

Have You Ever Experienced a Bowen Treatment?

See results

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Brooke Hart


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)