Bowen Technique (NST)

Version of a group of technical interpretations of the work of Australian self proclaimed osteopath Tom Bowen 1916 – 1982 known as Bowen Therapy which is a holistic system of healing. The Bowen Technique was limited to Australia until 1986, four years after Bowen’s death in 1982, when it was named, and spread to other countries around the world by Mr. Oswald Rentsch a massage therapist of Hamilton, Victoria Australia who observed Mr. Bowen at work one morning a week for two years. It has since been developed and furthered by many others and is now one of the nine therapies involved in the move towards voluntary self regulation in the UK.

Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST) is a dynamic and skilful professional bodywork technique that alerts the body’s innate healing wisdom to be activated. The comprehensive reorganization of the musculature of the body is characterized by a lasting relief from pain and dysfunction plus an increase in energy levels.

Treatment comprises the application of sequences of specialized moves on the body in a systematic and specific manner using cross-fiber maneuvering of muscle, tendon, ligament or nerve, using varying pressure with resting periods to allow the body to respond. Bowen for animals is a very specific therapy that has received much attention and acclaim for its positive healing effects.

Benefits/Contraindications

Pain relief through activation of various neural reflexes. May experience shifting body aches, hot and cold flushes, sweating and emotional release.

Training/Licensing

Clinics, seminars and courses offered. See Bowen website.