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“Hello, I am truly and honestly thrilled to be here to celebrate my 25th year in practice. And if my work in this incredible city of Townsville has made peoples’ lives a little better, if only for a short time, then I feel like it has been a great success. You have all given me the chance to live my passion, and accomplish over 40 000 individual Bowen treatments, and I thank you all.”


Benjamin Setter
Pain Specialist
Senior Bowen Therapist, Townsville, & Australia

Our Clinic Address Unit 3/55 Anne Street, Aitkenvale, Townsville, QLD, 4814.
Ground level access and is close to public transport.
Phone 07 4728 8800 or via our online appointment form.

On Friday the 25th of November 2016, we were blessed to be joined by some of the greatest people that came from near and far… In order to help Celebrate 25 years since Benjamin opened the first Bowen Therapy Clinic in Townsville’s history in 1991.


‘The New Frontier’ Speech By Benjamin Setter

A great man once said, “We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier — the frontier of the 1960s, the frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, the frontier of unfilled hopes and unfilled threats. Beyond that frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered problems of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus.”

It was 1960 and Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy was making his acceptance speech for the 1960 United States Presidential Election.

Fifty-six years later and I’m proudly supporting our own New Frontier into the science that is Bowen Therapeutic Technique, and must say I have had the most incredible time as a Trailblazer for this amazing modality.

My friend Greg Spearrit said to me you must move to Celebrate your Silver Jubilee as it is clear that very few if any Bowen Practitioner who are not instructors have made it to the level of Business Success as you have… And for the sake of the next generation of Bowen Therapists that are coming through you need to step up as the new Therapists start asking what is untreatable by Bowen Therapy?

I will tell you it’s a biggie – where do you stop? Should we be treating clients with terminal cancer? What about M.S. or Parkinson’s disease? A brain tumour? HIV – now that hasn’t gone away. Alcoholism hasn’t either. What about mental illness? What’s the mind got to do with Bowen Therapy?

The truth is, Bowen Therapy is about the body – which the brain is a part of – so if there’s a problem with the body, Bowen Therapy can help, even if it is just to relax the muscles from the anxiety of a serious illness. A Bowen Therapist should not be discouraged by viruses and cancer. Instead, they really should boldly go where no Bowen Therapist has gone before. They must find the fortitude to work with the gravely ill. Yes, some clients will die…but if a Bowen Therapist can take away a little bit of pain, offer a little comfort, then why should they not offer help?

So for all Bowen Therapists out there…find your courage!

Find the courage to look other medical professionals in the eye and tell them a Bowen Therapist’s touch is not limited to muscular and skeletal injuries. And find the courage you will need to repeat every move with disciplined perfection. Day in day out, don’t let the repetition break you…get every Bowen move right and repeat it a thousand times.

Make that discipline teach your hands and mind to be absolutely proficient in Tom Bowen’s Technique. Bowen Therapy is for the long term! The moves you make today can shape a client’s life for years.

And above all, know your own limits. We all have them, even Bowen Therapists. You may not be comfortable working with the terminally ill as they draw their last breath – I wasn’t at first, and it took me ten years to know when I was ready to.

So, fellow Bowen Therapists, students of Bowen Therapy of the next generation. I acknowledge you now and I know how import you are for the future of your communities, perhaps it’s time for some personal discovery. So ask yourselves, What will you say when someone asks, “What is untreatable for a Bowen Therapist?”

Yes, to the Lat Rolling Bowen Therapy Practitioners and friends of Bowen Therapy both near and around the world. To my original Instructors, Mr and Mrs Rentsch of Bowtech, and Mr Julian Baker and Paula Essen of the College of Bowen Studies U.K. To my wonderful clients of the Townsville, my Mother June, Lindy my Ace in the Hole, my friends and family, Tony Cowan of Zephyrmedia for building the best website and the first Bowen Therapy Info Hub in the world. My business mentor Mr Greg Spearrit and our Editor Arthur Shale, I say thank you.

I am truly and honestly thrilled to be here to celebrate my 25th year in practice. And if my work in this incredible city of Townsville has made peoples’ lives a little better, if only for a short time, then I feel like it has been a great success. You have all given me the chance to live my passion, and accomplish over 40 000 individual Bowen treatments, and I thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart.

I would also like to mention my three great inspirations two real…one not. The Hume Clan of the Borders of Scotland for which I am a proud descendant and whose family motto is “True to the end” Which is the way I passionately deal with clients… I never give up! The next is Dr Patch Adams and his work recognising the power of laughter in healing. And the latter, my namesake, Benjamin Franklin Hawkeye Pierce – the sharp-witted MD from the hit TV comedy, M*A*S*H – portrayed by the incredible Mr Alan Alda.

Finally to Cindy my wife and Kamara my daughter – who through all their efforts have helped me see this world not just in black and white – but in beautiful colours.


Benjamin Setter | Bowen Therapy Specialist 25 Years Celebration

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My Wonder Woman, My Wife, My Business Partner… Cindy Setter

“I think it is clear that most people do not know that Cindy has been an incredible Bowen Practitioner for 15 year in her own right…. To read more follow the link!



“Having worked as a partner with John for over a decade (via phone from Melbourne) on behalf of my Townsville clients with Parkinson’s Disease… It was wonderful to finally get to shake his hand in person this year and to ask him contribute to my 25 year celebration!”

Benjamin Setter.


Wonderful Words From Bowen Therapy Instructors Karen Hedrick & Michael Quinlivan!

Congratulations to Ben Setter celebrating 25 years as a Bowen Therapist. This event shows you can have a long term full time career in Bowen Therapy, it’s not work when you are doing something you love!… To read more follow the link!


A Bowen Therapy Mentoring Success By Tenielle Dorling

Why??? Well let me tell you that mentoring does not always end positively. But then you meet a person like Tenielle, and I know I have made the right decision to still offer mentoring when you see how far she has blossomed in her own Bowen Therapy Clinic.

Benjamin Setter

Congratulations Benjamin. I am ever so grateful for the first day so long ago that you showed me the benefit of helping my body to heal itself…. To read more follow the link!

Twas a great night!! You have made such a difference to so many lives Benjamin Setter and Cindy Setter and June too of course. Thank you for inviting me to share your special night of celebrations. Xo” Bernadette Winn

“Twas a great night to be sure to be sure——— Hang on he was in a kilt not doing an Irish jig. Great night Ben, Cindy and June. Felt humbled to be there.” Trevor Hulbert


Setter’s Health Centre Townsville has helped clients for over 30+ years and offers a relaxed and professional environment for Bowen Therapy treatment and massage. We are located at Unit 3/55 Anne Street, Aitkenvale, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. 4814. And have on-site car parking with direct ground level access to our clinic.

For more information on the benefits of Bowen Therapy, Phone 07 4728 8800 – 0409 102 861 or contact us today about a session tailored specifically for you. No Referral Necessary!


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