The Bowen Technique was pioneered by Thomas Ambrose Bowen, born in 1916 in Geelong , Australia. After working in miscellaneous labouring jobs as a young man, he developed a great interest in massage and body work and spent time observing football trainers and others involved with sports. By the time he was in his early 40's, this gifted man had established a full time practice in remedial therapy using the technique he had developed.
In 1978, when he was interviewed by a parliamentary committee looking into complementary medicine, he stated, under oath, that he treated about 280 patients per week with the help of an assistant and a receptionist - an incredible 13,000 patients a year, 88% of whom only required two or three treatments!
Mr Bowen died in the early 1980's but today there are a number of flourishing therapies based on his work.