A little bit of history.......
Thomas A. Bowen (1916-1982) developed this technique in Geelong, Victoria. Around the time following World War II, he became interested in ways to alleviate human suffering and began to notice that certain moves on the body had particular effects. The Bowen Technique is unique in that it was developed without its originator having any previous training in any modality or discipline. In fact, he frequently stated that his work was ‘simply a gift from God.’ Over a period of several years he developed the system as it is used today.
In 1974, while attending a National Health Conference in Adelaide, Australia, Tom Bowen was introduced to Osteopath and Natural Therapist, Oswald Rentsch. Although Rentsch knew nothing of Bowen’s work, he spontaneously asked if he could train with Bowen.
Bowen subsequently invited Rentsch to Geelong to study with him.
During the next two and a half years Rentsch and his wife, Elaine, studied Bowen’s technique, ultimately being authorised by Bowen to document his work. Bowen had no notes, charts or manuals that they could copy, but with the help of Bowen’s receptionist, Rene Horwood, they produced a true representation of Bowen’s original technique. They then began utilizing Bowen’s methods in their clinic in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. At Bowen’s request, it was not to be until after his death that Ossie and Elaine began teaching his technique.
The first seminar was held in Perth, Australia in 1986, and by 1990, the Rentsch’s were teaching full time. Since then, they have introduced the Bowen Technique throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Israel, Sweden and South Africa. The number of new countries being added to this list is growing at an exciting rate.
Practitioners across the world are now using this amazing healing modality. Because this technique is so effective, it has been widely embraced by a broad spectrum of people. Healing professionals are impressed by the capability of the Bowen session and the diversity of problems addressed by it. It was so successful that in 1992, the Rentsches implemented a Teacher Training Programme.
How it works ....... Bowtech® - the Original Bowen Technique usually results in the relief of may specific injuries and other health problems, both acute and chronic. It does so holistically, by using the body's innate healing mechanisms. The practitioner delivers signals to the nervous system at specific locations (on muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves), and the body does the rest, responding in its own time, as it is able.
About Bowen Training UK .......
Ossie and Elaine Rentsch, the leading world authorities on Bowtech the original Bowen technique first brought Bowen to the UK in 1993.
BTUK currently consisits of 12 instructors placed throughout the UK. All instructors are taught to the same high level and are assessed every year to ensure their capability, accuracy and their adherence to the formula that brings success.
BTUK has a main admistration office for enquiries and information on the technique and all courses.
We look forward to training you in Tom Bowen’s remarkable technique.