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What is Bowen?

"Bowen is a non-invasive State of the art Technique and has profound effects on various chronic disorders including degenerated spine, arthritis, rheumatism, stress, chronic fatigue, acidity, fractures, sprains, sports injuries, musculo skeletal disorders, asthma, nervous disorders, mental and emotional equilibrium, women’s
problems including fertility and many other ailments."


"It is only a very few times in our lives that a rare opportunity presents itself and Bowtech, the original Bowen Technique
becoming available to the world in the late 80's is one of those times”.

- Oswald Rentsch Founder Bowtech

The Bowen Technique or Bowen work as it is now called in the USA, was developed by Tom Bowen from Geelong, Australia, who successfully treated 13,000 patients a year. Oswald and Elaine Rentsch, our Founders, then worked with Tom Bowen and documented the technique. They commenced teaching it after Tom Bowen’s death, as per his.

Bowtech - The Original Bowen Technique

The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia has over 115 accredited Instructors. To date, courses have been held in over 30 countries. The phenomenal growth and popularity of the Bowen Technique is reflected by the fact that The Bowen Therapy Academy of  Australia has over 50,000 practitioners worldwide, who have undertaken Bowtech training. BTAA has affiliated associations in more than 18 countries.

Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982) began developing this technique in the 1950's in Geelong, Australia, to alleviate human suffering. He called it a ‘Gift from God’ and developed this technique with the help of his friend and secretary, Rene Horwood.

Mr. Bowen was extremely busy in his Geelong clinic, performing about 13,000 treatments a year.

History Of Bowen

Left - Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982)
(With permission from Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia) 

Right - Founders Oswald and Elaine Renstch

Nationally Recognised Course


Bowtech training has been granted national accreditation for the Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT and Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10847NAT with RTO#41134. Completion of either of these nationally recognised courses enables you to work as a Bowen Therapist in Australia. This technique is easier on the body of the practitioner compared to other strenuous forms of body work with the ability to work on multiple clients together. No prior body work experience is required.

The introductory Bowen training for Certificate IV is taught by qualified trainers and assessors based around Australia and takes the form of a series of seven, two-day, hands-on training modules which need to be completed in sequence, alongside distance learning. Module 1 constitutes the first two days of training in the Certificate IV. In this first module you will be introduced to the Bowen move and relaxation procedures and be exposed to the power of Bowen as a healing modality. Further modules up to Module 7 take you step by step through the Bowen training, introducing new procedures to address a wide range of problems that clients may present with. The Certificate IV can be completed within a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 18 months to allow plenty of time to revise and consolidate techniques and theory between modules A Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10847NAT will involve further study.

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You may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) if you already hold relevant work/life experience or prior qualifications. For all queries regarding RPL or CT, contact our RTO Bowen Training Australia

Mail/Clinic/College: 80 Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2125, Australia

Showroom Unit 108-7 Hoyle Ave, Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia

P +61 2 9634 1677 F +61 2 9634 2914 E

You pay as you learn and study part time at your own pace with weekend workshops plus distance learning for work/life/study balance. A comprehensive Training and Instruction Manual is provided.

Class numbers will be kept small to allow for individual tuition so it would be advisable to confirm attendance and forward a non refundable deposit of $100 as soon as possible as places are limited. You can phone myself on 0424575141or our Accounts Manager Siobhan on 96341677 as we prefer you not sending your credit card details on email for security purposes. Further details of recommendations for preparation for Module 1 will be sent with a receipt for your deposit.

The dates for the course are as follow:

Certificate IV in Bowen Therapy 10846NAT

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Module 1 and 2

29 Feb 2024

3 March 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 3

25 May 2024

26 May 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 4

6 July 2024

7 July 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 5

17 Aug 2024

18 Aug 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 6

28 Sept 2024

29 Sept 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 7

16 Nov 2024

17 Nov 2024

Castle Hill


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Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy 10847NAT

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Module 8

5 Apr 2024

7 Apr 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 9

26 Jul 2024

28 Jul 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 10

22 Nov 2024

24 Nov 2024

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Module 11

12 Apr 2024

14 Apr 2024

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Module 12

25 July 2024

27 July 2024

Castle Hill


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Module 7 which is the final assessment of the above modules is sometime later, so as to enable you to do the 100 clinic hours, your 10 case studies and practice.


Mumbai born Farida Irani lives in Sydney, Australia where she runs a busy complementary medicine, natural therapies clinic called Subtle Energies with her daughter Khursheed. They both visit India on a regular basis, as India is their second home, and they love to give of their time and expertise to their people.

They have been treating people voluntarily in Mumbai during their visits for several years, and now their team of dedicated practitioners do voluntary works regularly at the Happy Home and School for the Blind, the NGO Manav Foundation for the mentally handicapped, and at the Cusrow Baug Leagues and Sports Club. The Delhi practitioners also do charitable work at a hospital. In Pune, Bowen is being done at the Military hospital in Kirkee, as a service to the disabled in the army.

All the practitioners also run their own busy practices in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Jalna, Hyderabad. Farida’s dream and passion was to establish this unique modality and science in India in its true and pure format so that Indians from all walks of life could avail of it.


Practitioner Days, Special Revision, and Understanding Bowen from an Ayurvedic Perspective are continuing education workshops that are not part of the nationally recognised training. They are Bowtech-accredited and eligible for CEU points with Bowen Association Australia.

The Bowtech procedures are taught in seven modules, each 16 classroom hours long. The modules must be taken in sequence because each one reviews and builds on what was taught previously. These modules are generally taught in two consecutive days each, over a period of six months or more, with a maximum of two modules taught back-to-back.

SP2 Master Class

9-10 March 2024

Castle Hill, NSW

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Practitioner Days A & B

1-2 June 2024

Castle Hill, NSW

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Farida through promotion of her course on Ayurveda aromatherapy to Sunson college, she inspired founders, Shu yen, and her nieces Felicity and Fanny to learn Bowen. They started their journey enthusiastically and with great determination in 2007. 


The first batch of Taiwanese practitioners besides Shu yen and Felicity graduated in 2012. Shuyen’s older sister Mai was one of the graduates and her other older sister Dachi and brother are also on their way to becoming Bowen practitioners. More students are joining in and we have a very authentic Bowen group actively involved in Taiwan through Farida totally supported by Ossie Renstch.


The combination of these amazing oils give this blend a synergy which is gentle, warming, rejuvenating and relieving, thereby having a profound effect on the body, mind and soul. Most of these oils have an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic effect and again the synergy of the combination of these oils gives us the optimum result in relieving pain and inflammation as well as relief from congestion. Bowtech Ease was specially formulated by Subtle Energies for the Therapy Academy of Australia to compliment Bowtech work as a substitute to Iodex.


Bowen addresses the body’s Intelligence and helps in bringing about a balance or equilibrium on all levels, physical, mental and emotional. The Bowtech ease Ayurveda Aromatherapy blend is based on the same principles and has been found to be very effective as it works in harmony with Bowen Therapy.


Can one have massage alongside Bowen?

Bowen fine tunes the body using a vibrational technique. Therefore we recommend no massage or any other tactile therapy five days before and after a Bowen session for optimum results.

Is Bowen Therapy right for me?

Bowen Therapy is gentle, yet very effective. It is safe and non intrusive and can be done on anyone from neonates to the elderly. It can be done seated, standing or lying down, to ensure that the client is comfortable. Since it complements conventional medicine, it is an effective addition for those undergoing treatment even for chronic issues.

Is Bowen like massage?

Bowen is not a massage. However, the gentle rolling moves that work on our subtle energy fields definitely bring about a deep sense of relaxation to the mind and body.

Does one experience pain during or after a Bowen session?

It is very rare for a person to experience pain during a Bowen session. Some people experience a ‘healing crisis ‘ in the days following a session - anything from pain or discomfort, to nausea and lethargy, as the body detoxifies itself. All that is required is maintaining a regular water intake to flush out toxins. In case of extreme discomfort, the client can choose to take a painkiller, under the advice of a medical practitioner.

Can one have Bowen during pregnancy?

Bowen can safely be done during a pregnancy. In fact, regular Bowen sessions take care of pregnancy related issues such as backache, nausea, heartburn and oedema. Bowen also aids the development of the foetus and prepares the mother’s body for a relatively quick and easy delivery, if done regularly. Bowen has a special conception protocol that helps couples conceive naturally.

How long is a Bowen session?

A Bowen session could take anywhere from 30-45 minutes, and sometimes longer. The wait between moves may be longer at the therapist’s discretion, depending on client feedback during the session. An in depth consultation is done at the first session and feedback welcomed at consecutive sessions thereafter.

How do I Know a Bowen therapist is qualified?

All Bowen therapists in India are certified from the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia after intensive training and assessment by qualified, accredited instructors, from Australia and India. They are also required to have a sound knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and First Aid. Therapists are further trained in business and communication skills and how to run a successful practice. They are certified to be practitioners only on completion of Bowen modules and above mentioned prerequisites. They are also registered with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.

Is Bowen Therapy like Chiropraction, Accupressure or Physiotherapy?

Bowen, as a modality, stands on its own. The gentle slack, challenge and rolling moves done on the belly of the muscle, send messages via electrical impulses through the Golgi receptors, through the fascia, meridians, nadis (subtle energy channels) and chakras to the brain. The brain reverses the brain map and in turn sends messages to various parts of the body that require fine tuning on a cellular level, and the rectification process begins. Two minute waits between moves allow the body to assimilate messages and begin the rectification almost immediately.

What is Bowtech Ease?

Bowtech Ease is an amazing Ayurveda Aromatherapy formula, created specially for the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia by Subtle Energies. It contains rich EFA based vegetable oils such as Black Seed Sesame and Ashwagandha, along with powerful essential oils like Kunzea, Black Pepper and Eucalyptus, amongst others. It enhances the effectiveness of the Bowenwork when used after a session, to address injuries, coughs and colds, and even indigestion. It acts as an anti inflammatory and an analgesic. For more information please refer to the Products link.

Why are doctors not recommending Bowen?

Bowen Therapy is a relatively new concept in India. It is slowly gaining recognition by word of mouth, and from testimonials given by those who have seen amazing results. The medical fraternity and physiotherapists are also recommending clients to Bowen practitioners after seeing marvellous results with various conditions. Some doctors and physiotherapists have even become Bowen practitioners themselves, using the technique as a wonderful adjunct to their practice. For more amazing Bowen success stories please refer to the Testimonials link.

What is Bowen Therapy ?

Bowtech, the original Bowen therapy, originated in Australia. It is a gentle, yet dynamic, state of the art sof tissue therapy that taps into the body’s innate intelligence to balance and rectify various conditions. Working on a cellular level, it enables the body to return to its original blueprint, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. For more information, please refer to the About Bowen link.

How quickly does Bowen work?

Each individual is different, with different body types, different capacities to heal and external influences that affect them. Conditions may be acute or chronic, therefore it is not possible to generalise.
Normally, 3-4 consecutive sessions done at an interval of about a week bring about a vast improvement. In some cases, a single session brings about amazing results. After a set of 3-4 sessions, a break is recommended to allow the body to assimilate the treatment. One can then return for treatment as required or have maintenance treatments at regular intervals to keep the body rejuvenated and in balance.


Bowtech Ease was specially formulated by Subtle Energies for the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia to compliment Bowtech work as a substitute to Iodex. Bowen addresses the body’s intelligence and helps in bringing about a balance or equilibrium.

The Bowtech ease Ayurveda Aromatherapy blend is based on the same principles and has been found to be very effective as it works in harmony with Bowen Therapy.

Optimum result is achieved in relieving pain and inflammation as well as relief from congestion.

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