Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982) was the originator of what is now known as "Bowen Therapy". Tom was born in Brunswick, Victoria and was the third child and only son of William and Norah Bowen, who moved to Australia from Wolverhampton in the U.K.

Tom was fascinated by the different postures people had, and how this related to their symptoms of ill-health or muscle pain, etc.  His fascination with bodywork was born out of a desire to help people who were suffering. 

After serving in World War II, Tom became interested in new ways of alleviating human suffering. He noticed that when he made certain moves on a body, it had a particular effect.  He developed and refined the effectiveness of his observations and drew remarkably accurate conclusions as to the root of the cause of people’s pain. The results achieved seem to be miraculous, children learning to walk again after being crippled and in braces, lifelong health issues resolved and many a client saved from the surgeon’s knife.

His work in his popular clinic in Geelong, Victoria, was verified by the 1975 Victorian Government Inquiry into alternative health care professions. 


It was only in 1986 that the technique was brought to other countries. Oswald Rentsch – a former massage therapist who Tom had invited to work and study with him - was authorized by Bowen to document and teach his methods. And with the help of Bowen’s Clerk, Rene Horwood, and Oswald's wife Elaine, they together produced a record of the Bowen Technique which is now taught and recognised world-wide.


For as long as I can recall, I have  held a great interest in Complimentary and Alternative Health, preferring a holistic  approach where possible in which to take a proactive stand in my health and wellbeing, and have a passionate belief that the body, given the right circumstances, is largely able to repair itself and maintain balance, or ‘homeostasis’. 

I am an avid enthusiast of Bowen Therapy  having first experienced it myself as a client. I was so impressed with the profound benefit it had on my own health and wellbeing and alleviation of pain from injuries caused by horse riding falls, that having reached a crossroads in my life, I decided to train as a practitioner.

I undertook my training  through  Bowtech with The Border College of Natural Therapies in Australia prior to returning to live in my home county of Devon.

I now enjoy living on Dartmoor, running a busy practice  clinic at Dousland, Yelverton.  In my spare time I love nothing more than hiking over Dartmoor, discovering so many wonderful areas, working in my garden or making a batch of organic skin care products.

“I expect to pass through this world but once,
any good thing therefore that I do,
or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall never pass this way again.”
                                  Tom Bowen's Philosophy


Qualified Bowen Practitioner

Member Bowen Association UK

McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique Practitioner

Full Professional Insurance

Diploma Professional Counselling

Current First Aid Certificate


  • Tensegrity assessment & the facial lines -  Seattle School of Structual Medicine -  Kelly Clancy

  • Pelvis and Lumbar Spine - College of Applied Myoskeletal Therapy -  John Garfield

  • Revision & Assessment - Bowtech UK

  • Specialist Bowen Procedures - Level 1 Advanced

  • Neck - College of Applied Myoskeletal Therapy

  •  TMJ Complex - College of Applied Myoskeletal Therapy

  • Coccyx - TMJ Connection - College of Applied Myoskeletal Therapy 

  • AMT Meridian - College of Applied Myoskeletal Therapy 

  • Superficial Abdominal Fascia - College of Applied Myoskeletal Therapy

  • Specialist Bowen Procedures - Level 2 (Masters) part one.

  • Assessment Strategies for Manual Therapists - John Sharkey

  • Pain Revolution.  A new paradigm for working with persistant pain - John Haines

  • TMJ Pain Presentations.  Treating TMD and Orofacial pain -  Timothy King and Sarah Beach

  • Art of Bodywork -  Alastair McLouglin

  • Lymphatics unlocked - Gus de la Querra

  • McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique



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My vision is to help facilitate a person's own innate healing process and to treat each person according to their own specific and individual needs, helping attain and maintain optimum health and wellbeing through the use of Professional Bowen Therapy.

Each valued client can expect to receive treatment in a confidential, relaxed and stress free environment.

I encourage everyone to participate in their wellness journey and welcome and invite feedback along the way.

In order to deliver the best Bowen care possible, in which I strive to honour the mind,  body and spirit of everyone, I am committed to my own Professional growth through continuing education and regularly updating my skills as a Professional Bowen Therapist

Kim Sheppard