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Diane & Andrew Downward

HOVE SA 5048

Servicing area: Servicing Brighton, Hove and Western Suburbs of Adelaide

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Specializing in Bowen Therapy, with 20 years experience, gently easing pain and discomfort for the newborn through to the elderly, bringing the body back into balance

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The Bowen Technique stimulates energy flow which activates the body’s own resources to reset and heal itself. Bowen produces lasting relief from pain and discomfort. It is non-invasive and can be done through clothing when preferred. In most cases only 2 or 3 treatments are required. Bowen is holistic so conditions other than those being treated are often helped as well. It addresses the musculoskeletal framework, facia, nerves and internal organs, improving circulation, lymph drainage, nutrient assimilation and elimination of toxins.


Bowen Therapy is a gentle form of body work in which very subtle moves performed over the muscles and connective tissue send messages deep into the body, retrieving cellular memory of a preferred, relaxed, balanced way of wellbeing. Results can be remarkable, even from the first session; often only a few sessions are needed to correct the presenting problem.

There are frequent but very essential pauses throughout the session that allows the body time to respond and begin the healing process. The practitioner can target a specific problem or address the body as a whole. Bowen can help clients on all levels; Mr. Tom Bowen said that any or every condition could be addressed by this technique.

Can the Bowen Technique help me?

  • Bowen is extremely gentle and is considered appropriate for anyone

  • Pregnant women and newborn babies to the frail and elderly.

  • It can assist recovery from many conditions, from traumatic injury to chronic illness

  • It Depends upon each individual’s capacity to heal how many treatments are required

  • No adverse side effects have been reported.

  • It can be tried on anything because it is so gentle.

What can Bowen be used For?

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Sciatica

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Migraines

  • Neck, Back, shoulder, arm, knee, ankle and foot problems

  • Asthma, hay fever and respiratory problems

  • Jaw and TMJ Issues

  • Sports/Accident injuries, Hamstrings, RSI and tennis elbow

  • Menstrual, Menopausal and hormonal irregularities

  • Digestive problems

  • Stress and tension.

  • It can be tried on anything because it is so gentle.

Can I use other therapies?

A Bowen session initiates a cascade of beneficial changes that continue for several days. Applying other manipulative therapies during this time can interrupt this process and undermine the overall effectiveness of the Bowen work. It is therefore recommended that the client wait a week before commencing any other manual therapy.

Where did the Bowen Technique originate?

It was developed in the 1950”s by the late Tom Bowen from Geelong, Australia He became a celebrated therapist, regularly treating over 13,000 patients each year. In 1974 he invited Oswald and Elaine Rentsch to study with him and document his work. Honouring their promise, they began to teach the technique in 1986. Since then therapists worldwide have been trained. A strict code of ethics applies to all accredited practitioners.

In Australia Bowtech practitioners now have access to nationally recognized qualifications in Bowen Therapy allowing them to gain Certificate IV and the Diploma of Bowen Therapy

About Di

I have been practising Bowen for 20 years and have a Diploma of Bowen Therapy. I am an accredited member of the BAA. I have done advanced courses and regularly attend review days, have a Senior First Aid certificate and insurance cover to remain accredited. I also have a provider number so you can claim Health Benefits.


For more information or to make an enquiry contact us today!!

Qualification Details

Diploma of Bowen Therapy
St John’s First Aid Certificate
Provider Number for Health Funds

Member of the Bowen Association of Australia BAA
Diane Downward AMBAA 5112

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