What is Bowen Therapy ?

Bowen Therapy is a natural soft-tissue technique that promotes relief from musculoskeletal and neurological related complaints.

Positively affecting both mental and physical health, Bowen is a gentle modality that encourages the mind and body to relax and rebalance.

Bowen Therapy treatments are :

  • Gentle;
  • Relaxing; and
  • Assist with stress, injuries and pain management using a non-invasive technique.


A Bowen practitioner makes small but meaningful moves over certain points in the body. Physical pain, stress and anxiety, and mental exhaustion all take a huge toll on the mind and body. The moves made in a treatment mainly address the nervous system. Each move provides a stimulus (message) to the nervous system which encourages it to shift to the rest, relax, repair state. Being in this state allows the mind and body to relax when then promotes healing from within.

The body is amazing, it communicates with itself via chemical and electrical signals. The Bowen technique recognises the connection the body as as a whole, therefore by treating the body as a whole as well as addressing the specific area of concern, the body is able to receive the appropriate stimuli to begin to heal itself collectively. Bowen not only works with the musculoskeletal framework, but also influences and engages the nerves, fascia and internal organs.

Think of your body like a car. If you don’t take your car in for a service, it will begin to have problems. Your body is very similar, if you don’t look after it you are more likely to experience preventable injuries. Bowen with Mardi aims to promote the body and mind to re-align and re-balance itself. When the body and mind are calm and balances, you have more energy to be active. When the body is in alignment, it is less prone to injuries, therefore giving you an improved performance overall.

Who Benefits from Bowen Therapy

Treatments are beneficial for newborns and the elderly, and everyone in between! It is also safe and beneficial for women during pregnancy.

Bowen Therapy in Torquay

Bowen with Mardi is a business that aims to help people from all ages with a wide range of conditions from stress and headaches, to hip pain and sporting injuries.

Mardi welcomes patients from Torquay, Geelong, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and surrounding towns.


About Mardi

Mardi has always been passionate about helping people. After seeing and feeling the relief Bowen had on herself and her family, she knew she wanted to help people in the same way. Seeing the progress and improvements her clients have even after one session drives Mardi to be the best Bowen practitioner she can be. Her main priority is making sure her clients feel safe and comfortable during a treatment. Each treatment is suited to the comfort of the client, if you are unable to lay down, treatments can be done seated or laying on your side. Bowen can be done over light clothing.

Mardi’s Qualifications

As a registered member of the Bowen Association of Australia, she regularly attends professional development courses and looks at the latest science based research evidence.

Contact Mardi

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Q How long do treatments go for?

Appointment times vary with each individual and condition. Initial appointments are generally between 55 - 70 minutes long and include a consultation and a treatment. Follow up treatments are between 35 - 60 minutes long.

Q Can you wear clothes in a treatment?

Of course! Bowen can be done over light, comfortable clothing. The comfort of the client is paramount!

Q Is it similar to a massage?

No. Bowen is gentle, non-invasive and has important wait times in between moves (to allow the body to respond to the stimulus). There is no oil used in Bowen. Bowen Therapy treats the body as a whole rather than only treating the specific point of injury.

Q What does it feel like?

Bowen is a gentle soft tissue technique. There are no manipulative movements during a treatment.

Q Do I have to have an injury to come?

Not at all! Bowen aids in preventing injuries as well as treating them. Some clients come in not knowing they were out of alignment until they feel the relief after a session.

Q What is the goal of Bowen?

Bowen Therapy promotes the body to heal from within. Each move creates a stimulus that encourages the body to re-balance and relax, therefore relieving any pain you may have.

Q What conditions can it help with?

Bowen Therapy may offer relief from pain, chronic and acute injuries and illnesses, emotional and mental well-being, improved sporting performance and overall improved health and wellbeing. Bowen can help with a wide range of conditions including: pelvic pain, back pain, sciatica, indigestion, migraines and headaches, neck and jaw pain, plantar fasciitis, stress and anxiety, knee pain, relaxation, general aches and stiffness and ankle pain.

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