There may be few opportunities in your lifetime to become part of something genuinely fullfulling.  For some people, learning the Bowen Technique has become that Opportunity.   Ossie Rentsch  co-founder of the  Bowen Technique Academy of Australia

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BWEN TRAINING UK  Office Freephone 0800 433 2885  Office Mobile 07885 990201 Bowtech The original Bowen Technique bowtech

I have done a variety of things in my time. I spent my youth working with horses on a Farm and Racing stables, belonging to my friend's grandfather. I've managed a Poultry Farm, a Campsite in the Channel Islands, and I taught Judo in Prep Schools. As a teenager I wanted to be a Vet. or a Nurse, but due to circumstances beyond my control, this was not possible.

I have always had a great interest in sport. Riding, Hockey, Badminton, Rally Driving, Judo, Windsurfing, Sailing, Parachuting & Golf to name a few. My number one sport however was Judo - 1964 -2004.

I'm an 8th Dan and a former England and British International Player & Team Captain of both England and G.B. Women's Judo Teams, and a Medallist in most Judo Tournaments, throughout Europe from 1972 - 87.

I also attained my Senior Coach, Senior Examiner, Referee and Tournament Controller qualifications at Area, National and International levels. When I retired from competition I wanted to stay close to sport, so I trained in various massage therapies First as an Aromatherapist, then later in 1988 in Sports and Remedial massage.

In 1995 I became a Tutor for the S.E.E.D. Institute, ( Remedial Massage, Aromatherapy and Anatomy & Physiology)

I traveled to Uganda with T.A.S.O. (The Aids Support Organisation.) This organisation funded the training of Ugandan Nurses and Counsellor's in Aromatherapy. It helped set up treatment centres in 7 different towns, for local Ugandans suffering from AIDS and HIV to receive free treatments and care,

Since Bowen had done so much for me, I decided to learn more about it, and so the story continues.

1997 Qualified as a Bowtech Practitioner

1999 Qualified as an EMRT (Equine Muscle Release Therapy) Practitioner

2000 became UK co-ordinator for Ossie and Elaine Rentsch

2002 Qualified as a Bowtech Instructor

2001-2004 Member of the Bowen Association (UK) Committee

2004 Member of the Bowen Training UK committee - (Bowen Academy International Instructors)

1989 to the present time, I have managed my own very successful Clinic in Farnborough, Hampshire and my Practice is now purely Bowen and EMRT

How strangely the world turns, I have taken an extremely varied and often colourful route through life, I feel that somehow, I have come full circle, back to doing something very close to my teenage dreams.

Life is for living, take every opportunity that comes along, you never know what is around the corner, which is what makes living so much fun. Bowen I am sure, will go on changing many lives throughout the world, and I am proud to be part of this truly wonderful therapy.

Ellen receives her Life Membership Award for Outstanding Service to Bowtech at the 2004 International Conference in Australia.

If you wish to enroll on a course with Ellen please print off an Application Form and return to:

Flat 3,

21a Southampton Street,



GU14 6AU

Tel: 01252 545837



Ellen  Cobb

Ellen (Easy Rider!) at leisure on her visit to Australia in 2004

The Harley Davidson was hired for the day to visit the Olgas and Ayres Rock.

Ellen is seen here sipping Champagne, waiting for the sun to go down on another fantastic adventure and pondering what the next day will bring.