ISBT-Bowen Therapy


Is a gentle Australian healing system, and is applied to treat a broad range of physical ailments including muscular, structural and visceral complaints.

It is encompasses gentle cross-fibre moves specific muscles, tendons and ligaments to improve flow of blood, lymph and energy. These moves are usually applied in precise Sequences.

It is a minimalist approach to bodywork, doing away with the need for repetitive and often invasive action causing over stimulation. It is especially useful with its ability to be effectively applied when many other therapies cannot, such as with extreme trauma, pregnancy, frail/elderly people and very young babies.

The philosophy behind ISBT’s modality is based on the osteopathic principle that the structure of the body governs its function. Correcting the structure to improve overall well-being is often the aim.

The visceral impact of correcting basic structural imbalance can, in itself, often be profound. Add to this, specific ISBT Sequences aimed at visceral dysfunction and a truly holistic approach to many health problems results.


During a treatment the practitioner applies gentle ‘rolling’ moves on very specific points on the muscles, tendons and ligaments. These initiate relaxation of the muscles, flexibility of the fascia and increased circulation of essential fluids and serve to bring about the often profound results positively affecting many conditions in the whole body.

At specific times during the treatment, the practitioner will allow the body to rest and may even leave the room. This can be an important part of the treatment, when the body is given time to react. It also is a time to relax – the recipient may wish to ‘tune-in’ to how the body may be responding to the work.


A wide variety of complaints usually respond extremely well to ISBT-Bowen Therapy, including:

  • Low, middle or upper back pain or stiffness
  • Neck pain or stiffness, including wry neck and whiplash problems
  • Shoulder or arm problems, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pain, numbness or tingling in hands or fingers)
  • Headaches, migraines, dizziness
  • Sinusitis, eye, ear or nose and throat problems
  • Sciatica, pain in the groin, hip or buttock
  • Thigh, hamstring or knee problems
  • Lower leg, ankle, foot and toe complaints
  • Lymph and circulatory problems

ISBT-Bowen Therapy often alleviates asthma and other respiratory problems, plus colic in babies. Also its impact on other visceral (organ) problems can be profound e.g. kidney, bladder, stomach and lung problems.

There are many other benefits of ISBT-Bowen Therapy, particularly for pregnant women and people with degenerative complaints such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia