Mr Bowen gradually built up a full time practice as a manipulative therapist, practicing his unique method (later to become known as The Bowen Technique). His work was based on his approach of “resetting” the tension in dysfunctional muscle groups, with mandatory time delays between sets of moves. He achieved amazing results. In 1974 the Australian Government did a survey of health practitioners and found that he had one of the largest clientele bases in the country, seeing about 13 000 people a year! 80% of clients only ever needed 2 treatments to respond.
The aim of the Bowen Technique is - with minimal intervention to allow the body to self-regulate, stabilize and revitalize