How Bowenwork originatedBowenwork was developed in the 1950's by the late Thomas Bowen of Geelong, Australia. Mr. Bowen's approach was to reset the tension in specific muscles and muscle groups by using a unique stretch-and-roll-through "move" and then allowing the body time to integrate the changes during pauses between sets of moves.
He achieved amazing results. According to the Victorian Government's 1974 survey of the alternative health practitioners, Mr. Bowen was completing more that 13,000 session per year. In over 85% of his cases, the problems for which his clients sought treatment were completely resolved.
In the last years of his life, Mr. Bowen allowed several practitioners to observe him in his clinic. One of them Oswald "Ossie" Rentsch, has been teaching his "Bowtech" interpretation of Bowen's work since 1986 in over 25 countries. In the U.S. it is better known under the internationally registered trademark, Bowenwork.