Bowen Technique

What Is Bowen?

The Bowen technique is a dynamic system of muscle and connective tissue therapy. It utilises small but measured inputs to the body stimulating the body to heal itself, often profoundly.

Bowtech is the longest established training course for Bowen in the UK and Europe
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Ossie and Elaine Rentsch
(Bowen Academy of Australia)

Welcome to the official UK website for Training in the Original Bowen Technique

 As the longest-established training programme for Bowen in the UK and Europe, Bowen Training UK offers a unique opportunity to learn from the original pioneers of the Bowen Technique (Bowtech). 

Under the auspices of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, since 1993 we have trained more practitioners in the original Bowen Technique than any other college. We are proud that Bowtech is now seen as a benchmark for similar programmes. 

 Our Bowtech therapists form part of an international network of Academy-registered practitioners influencing health care in over 30 countries around the world. Only Bowtech gives access to the full range of procedures documented directly from founder Tom Bowen (1916 – 1982), who developed this unique therapy in his clinic in Victoria, Australia.

Since then, his work has been continued by Ossie and Elaine Rentsch (pictured left) ensuring more and more people can benefit from this gentle yet dynamic therapy which has been shown to have a profound effect on the body.

Bowen Training UK is the only college to have extensive support throughout the world with over 120 accredited teachers.  Only Bowtech gives access to the full range of procedures documented by Oswald Rentsch directly from Tom Bowen himself.  

No previous experience is needed to start learning the Bowen Technique which comprises seven basic modules.  Our team of instructors, who have completed their own accredited intensive training programme, provides advice and support throughout.  

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn this extraordinary method with the longest established and most prestigious Bowen training organisation in the UK!

 To download a prospectus click here

Course Costs

An initial payment of £100 secures your place and this deposit will be deducted from the £560 owed for Modules 1 & 2.

  • Module 1 & 2 - £560  including registration fees
  • Modules 3 to 6 - £240 per module
  • Review of Modules 1 to 6 - £240
  • Module 7 - £260

Read more... News

  • Parliamentary report on Complementary Therapies

    Growing demand identifies skills shortage 

    A PARLIAMENTARY report has highlighted the need for more practitioners to meet growing interest in complementary therapy. As we seek to attract more therapists, as well as instructors through the route of becoming Training Assistant Candidates (TACs) this is an important message to encourage those who may be considering a career change.


    “Following months of analysis and consultation, including input from Bowen Association UK and many other professional bodies, the report shows demand for a more holistic approach to healthcare is rising,” says Bowen Training UK chairman Helen Perkins.


    “At the same time, there is a shortage of properly qualified and registered practitioners across all modalities.” This ‘skills gap’ is identified in the 2023 report by the government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Beauty and Wellbeing.


    The report recognises complementary therapy plays an important role in helping people take a proactive and preventative approach to health, or ‘even in identifying existing health conditions at an early stage’. Bowen Association UK and others contributed to this report, which stresses the need to ‘attract more talent and especially to ensure therapists receive the right training’ to become highly skilled professionals.


    As experienced therapists, we should welcome this conclusion, a timely reminder of the importance of keeping up our own professional credentials with regular CPD training while stepping up our efforts to attract more students.


    To help meet this demand, Bowen therapists may wish to train as an instructor, just like Diane Brown who recently joined our team of Bowen Technique instructors accredited by the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia. Based in Hampshire, Diane now offers training courses for anyone who wishes to become a Bowen Technique (Bowtech) practitioner, the route she herself followed, after finding great relief from treatment for a long-term frozen shoulder.


    Bowen Training UK welcomes inquiries from anyone who wishes to train as a Bowtech therapist, regardless of age or employment background. The only requirement is an enthusiasm to learn and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of the nation.


    NOTE: The APPG report can be found in full on the Resources section of this website, where it has been added temporarily to Policies and Procedures.



















    14 May, 2024

  • New instructor Diane joins our team

    New Instructor Joins the Team

    WE ARE delighted to welcome Diane Brown, newly qualified Bowtech instructor, now preparing her first beginners’ course (May 18-19) in Lymington.

    We are certain her students will be inspired by her personal story and obvious love of this gentle complementary therapy which we know can have a profound effect on both a person’s physical and emotional state.

    Diane, who lives in Hampshire, discovered the benefits of Bowen while searching for effective relief from a frozen shoulder. This led her to train as a Bowen Technique therapist and now, to qualify as an instructor.

    She told us: “Having been a Bowen Technique practitioner myself for 10 years, I have seen amazing results and find the work deeply rewarding. Stepping up to train as an instructor was a natural progression for me.”

     More information about Diane can be found on our Instructors page.



    30 April, 2024

  • Tom Bowen’s 3Ws… water, walk, wait

    AS Bowen therapists we focus on the 3Rs which neatly encapsulate the benefits of Bowen therapy… release, re-set and recover. Tom Bowen, founder of the Original Bowen Technique, coined his own snappy soundbite which he called the 3Ws… water, walk, wait.

    It seems appropriate in this month of Tom’s birth (April 18th 1916) to remind us all of those three key pointers which can not only enhance treatment but improve our general health and wellbeing.

    Water… the fascia (sometimes referred to the body’s natural irrigation system) is made up mostly of water. The Bowen moves release tension which means more water is needed to rehydrate the cells. This in turn enables the fascia network to flow more smoothly which means less stiffness throughout the body. Hydration has long been acknowledged as critical to maintaining good health.

    Walk… the more you walk in the week following a Bowen session, the better! Even a short walk of 15-20 minutes at least daily helps integrate the ‘shifts’ that take place during the session. I simple terms, it improves blood circulation which may otherwise slow the re-balancing effect which lies at the heart of the treatment. If going outside isn’t practical, perhaps if you are in the workplace, then at least get up from a seated position every half an hour or so and walk around the room for a few minutes.

    Wait… this can have two meanings, referring to the ‘pause’ in between moves or more importantly, refers to being patient and allowing the body to self-repair. The brain has a ‘blueprint’, a memory of a healthy body with every element working in harmony. The process of getting back to a pain-free, functional state can take some time. Patience is needed to give the body a chance to activate its natural ability to heal itself.

    We hope you enjoy this reminder of our visionary founder Tom and do share your experience of his 3Ws, either as a therapist or a client. For a more detailed explanation of the importance of good hydration please read Helen Perkins blog which can be found here

    18 April, 2024

Next Events

    27 Jul, 2024


    Claire Hampson - 27th and 28th July 2024 - Swindon Wiltshire

    Module 3

    02 Aug, 2024


    Helen Perkins - London - Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 2024

    Module 1

    03 Aug, 2024


    Diane Brown - Lymington - Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2024

    Module 4

    09 Aug, 2024


    Peterborough - Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August - Helen Perkins

    Module 8

    10 Aug, 2024


    Claire Hampson - 10th and 11th August 2024 - Swindon, Wiltshire

    Module 6