What is Bowen?

Time Dur: 30-60minutes$30.00 & $60.00

Bowen Therapy was named after its inventor Tom Bowen who developed the technique in the 1950’s and 1960’s and treated some 13,000 people a year by 1975.

Bowen Therapy resets the body to heal its self, the Bowen moves are gentle and extremely effective, gentle rolls are made across tendons or muscles working on the fascia.

It can be done through light clothing, but it is easier to work directly onto the skin.
Bowen is not massage or manipulation, it is a highly effective modality for a range of conditions, treating young babies to the elderly.
Bowen Therapy allows and encourages the body to heal itself. The work consists of a series of rolling moves over muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves using a varying touch.
There are often pauses between the moves that allow the body time to benefit from each set. By combining moves, both in placement and in sequence the Toni can address the body holistically or target certain areas.

Bowen stimulates energy flows, resulting in deep relaxation. The restorative process begins once the body is relaxed and continues as the body progressively returns to homeostasis.

Post-treatment care is essential as Bowen promotes tissue hydration it is important that clients drink sufficient water in order to meet changing body demands. Avoiding dehydration through improved foods and lifestyle is important.


Reactions may include tiredness, emotional changes, stiffness, headaches, flu-like symptoms or dream activity. These should not be seen negatively or the reason to cease treatment. They show the treatment has successfully initiated the change processes in seeking to restore balance and indicate further treatments are required.

Avoid hot baths and showers

Avoid lifting heavy objects

Avoid strenuous exercise programs

Drink sufficient water

A light program of walking or swimming is beneficial

  • It is so gentle you don't feel like you are being massaged
  • Most pain will respond by two or three sessions
  • The success of Bowen is due to its recurrent stop-start technique so that the body readjusts and realigns itself naturally
  • Gentle, drug-free, hands-on therapy



I would like to express my sincere thanks to Toni for her very caring & compassionate demur during my recovery from a fall incurring broken femur.
From my first gentle massage in hospital to my home visits during my rehabilitation, whether I was confined to bed or with limited movement she always had a holistic approach with aiding my recovery and improving my circulation.
I would recommend you contact Toni to experience it for yourself.




Because Bowen Therapy does not use force to manipulate the soft tissue or mechanically via the musculoskeletal system but gently rolls and shifts muscles and tendons through a series of sequences, blockages in the lymphatic system are released naturally.


The recurrent resting pattern in Bowen allows the nervous system time to process and adjust from the series of precision movements and trigger points thereby correcting and releasing the restrictions or blockages.


Bowen stimulates energy flows naturally in the body’s muscles, tendons and nervous system encouraging it to restore its balance ‘reset’ and heal itself

what's it good for

Bowen is fast becoming a popular source of alternative complimentary therapy and can help target pain in the following areas

  • Back Pain and Sciatica
  • Foot problems
  • Digestion
  • Frozen Shoulder and Tennis Elbow
  • Fibromyalgia and Polymyalgia
  • Hormonal and Menstrual Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines

Oncology Massage Training

Oncology Massage Training is a nationally and internationally accredited not for profit training charity. It is dedicated to training fully qualified massage and Bowen therapists to treat those with a diagnosis or history of cancer effectively and safely. It aims to ensure national benchmarks and standards of care are met by its therapists. The four module program is based on a program that has been running for more than 10 years in the United States. Oncology Massage Training is an internationally recognised course with the Society for Oncology Massage – S4OM.

Australian Natural Therapists Association

The Australian Natural Therapists Association (INTA) is a natural therapy training association who work in the areas of health care and complimentary medicine. INTA is linked to the Natural Therapy Pages and its schools of natural medicine. Natural Therapy Pages is Australia’s number 1 natural therapies and natural health site.

Bowen Therapeutists Federation of Australia

The Bowen Therapeutists Federation of Australia exists to ensure high standards of practice, professional development and client care. The Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia Inc. (BTFA) (Reg’d No. A0037328E) was incorporated in 1998 and is the parent body of all the State Associations of Bowen Therapists of Australia. Bowen Therapists Associations were formed by groups of devoted and learned practitioners in the states and territories who wished to have a voice in the future of their own profession and the BTFA was formed as a national body to represent them collectively at the national level. The BTFA also meets all the criteria to be an approving body under the Federal Government Health Service Providers Act of 2007. The BTFA is a non profit organisation and run by an elected executive committee from the state and territory membership body. The Federal body’s main role is to advise and formulate new policies, ensure professional practice, teaching/training and education standards and promote the awareness and effectiveness of Bowen throughout Australia and the world.