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09 Feb

Bowen Bits 7- Tom Bowen history with Setter’s Of Townsville





The Bowen Therapy (Bowtech, Bowenwork) or the full name Bowen Therapeutic Technique was developed in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen. Tom Bowen was a remarkable man with an innate sense of the human body. He lived in Victoria and through his bodywork clinic in Geelong used his hands to activate each patients body to stimulate their own self-healing ability.

Did you know?

“Tom Bowen’s Technique Modality was named in his honour ‘Bowen Therapy‘ years after his death in 1982.”

“Tom Bowen never used his Technique in combination with any other modality because it was clear that the work became less effective or ceased to function at all.”

“Everyone is better with Tom Bowen’s Therapy in it’s original form.”


Over the years Tom Bowen shared his work and understanding with six people known as ‘Tom’s Boys”. One of these was Mr Oswald Rentsch, who founded The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia in 1987 later known as BOWTECH now with a training arm called Bowen Training Australia.

In July 1991 he and his wife Elaine arrived in Townsville and taught the first Bowen Therapy Course in which Benjamin Setter was present. At the age of nineteen a very passionate Benjamin Setter pioneered the Premier Bowen Therapy Clinic in Townsville opening on the 25th of November 1991.

That was then… Now 25 years on…This is now!!!


“Pain relief is what we are all about… Everyone is better with Tom Bowen’s Therapy in it’s authentic original form and I am grateful to offer this gentle modality to my community of Townsville.”

Benjamin Setter
Bowen Therapy Specialist

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