Bowen Therapy has been developed by Tom Bowen (1916-1982) in the fifties in Australia.
Some of his students turned their observations into courses and started teaching this method since 1990, first in Australia and then spreading over the whole world. This myofascial therapy consists of rolling ”moves” with thumbs or fingertips diagonally over muscle or tendon on the superficial fascia, giving an impulse to the body. The body reacts instantly or within days, regulating the tension in the tissues. A treatment consists of some of these moves, acting gentle and fast while creating long lasting effects. It addresses the central nervous system as well as the locomotor system, fascia or organs. Mobility and elasticity of tissues can be restored, thus facilitating function and reducing or resolving pain. According to scientific evidence Bowen-Therapy is reducing tension in hamstrings, and leads to improved mobility in ‘frozen shoulder’.