Bowen Therapy FAQ’s


What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy or Technique was developed in the 1950’s by the late Tom Bowen from Geelong, in Victoria, Australia. It is a unique form of neuromuscular re-patterning. It works primarily through the nervous system on both structural and energetic levels. The technique is gentle and non-invasive, and can even be performed through light clothing. It is a gentle form of body work in which very subtle moves are performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred, relaxed, balanced way of wellbeing. The technique addresses not only the musculo-skeletal framework, but also the fascia, nerves and internal organs. It can help clients on all levels. For more information click here.

Does it hurt?

No. Unlike manipulation or deep tissue massage Bowen is not painful. Bowen can be done on the newborn, frail and elderly. I have done Bowen on my new grandchildren within 24 hours of their birth. My grandchildren often come and ask me to give them ‘a Bowen’. Many of my clients fall asleep during the session.

How long is a session?

The first session will take about 90 minutes. This allows for taking your history and discussion of your problem. Subsequent sessions will take about an hour.

How much does it cost?

A Bowen session is $70, you can book in for a session here.

How many sessions do I need?

We ask clients to commit to 3 sessions, this of course would depend on the severity of the problem and also the length of time they have had it. Often people get relief from the first session but a second session is necessary as it ‘sets’ the treatment and will give long term relief.

Are there any health fund rebates?

Some health fund rebates may apply. This would depend on whether your particular health fund covers Bowen Therapy. There are no health fund rebates for ThetaHealing® at this stage.

Can I do Bowen and ThetaHealing?

Bowen and ThetaHealing® are usually done at separate appointments