The modern (Bowen) healer has intuition, tactile skill and knowledge

Bowen Therapy has multi-layered functions as a unique soft tissue technique. There is a lot (more) going on than. meets the eye..or your healing hands. You are about to find out.

With a fundamental understanding about fascia and tissue mechanisms, suddenly hands-on work has a strong basis to work from, the student advances from a good practitioner who knows a technique to an excellent practitioner who understands the biology of their technique–The Biology of Bowen. You see..

Bowen therapy is ingenious in its complexity and simplicity simultaneously. Using emerging fascia research and studies in mechanophysiology, we can start to really understand some of the why's and how's of Bowen.

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In this video-based course, I explain fundamental areas of tissue mechanics (mechanophysiology) and integrate this into the biomechanics of Bowen Therapy. A technique that rightly deserves to be understood beyond what we think it is and does.

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In The Biology of Bowen course, we go a bit further and deeper.

We learn and further explore some of the possible why's and how's and what's of the Bowen Technique through the lens of fundamental topics such as:




> Connective tissue / the fascial system
> Cell processes
> Inflammation and fibrotic tissues
> Myofibroblasts, cytokines and enzymes
> Stress and the nervous system
> Touch variables (duration, force etc.)
> Mechanoreceptors, and more…




All topics related to, relevant, and absolutely key to understanding the power of the Bowen Technique.
We focus on the biomechanical and fluid related effects of using the Bowen technique.


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6-week Curriculum

The Biology of Bowen [1 module per week]

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

  • 2

    MODULE 1 : The Fundamentals [Fascia and Bowen]

    • LECTURE 1: FASCIA AWARENESS {2.14mins}
    • LECTURE 2: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT BOWEN THERAPY {1.33mins}
    • LECTURE 3: WHAT ARE WE TOUCHING? {1.33mins}
    • LECTURE 4: IS CONNECTIVE TISSUE AND FASCIA THE SAME? {1.40mins}
    • LECTURE 5: A NEW BROADER KIND OF FASCIA {1.28mins}
    • LECTURE 6: THE FASCIAL TISSUES {1.20mins}
    • LECTURE 7: TISSUE LAYERS: SKIN TO SUPERFICIAL FASCIA {1.37mins}
    • LECTURE 8: TISSUE LAYERS: SUPERFICIAL FASCIA TO DEEP FASCIA {1.26mins}
    • LECTURE 9: PROPERTIES OF FASCIA {1.19mins}
    • LECTURE 10: HEALTHY FASCIA = HEALTHY ORGANISM {1.04mins}
    • LECTURE 11: SLIDING & FLOW: THE HYALURONIC ACID {1.48mins}
    • LECTURE 11A: AN EXCERPT ABOUT HA FLOW
    • LECTURE 12: GOOD FLOW OF HA: MANUAL THERAPY’S EFFECT {1.29mins}
    • LECTURE 13: HA FLOW: CAN BOWEN HELP? {1.23mins}
    • LECTURE 14: THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF FASCIA {1.47mins}
    • LECTURE 14A: EXCERPT/QUOTE: FASCIA EN-SHEATHS ALL
    • MOD 1: QUIZ 1
    • LECTURE 15: FASCIA COMMUNICATES {2.05mins}
    • LECTURE 16: TENDONS, LIGAMENTS AND THE SEPTA {1.37mins}
    • LECTURE 17: THE SEPTA AND BOWEN THERAPY {1.29mins}
    • LECTURE 18: TWO NERVOUS SYSTEMS {1.28mins}
    • LECTURE 19: WHY MANUAL THERAPY WORKS {1.00min}
    • LECTURE 20: WHY MANUAL THERAPY WORKS (THE RECEPTORS) {1.27mins}
    • MOD 1: QUIZ 2
    • YOU'RE DONE WTH FIRST MODULE!
  • 3

    MODULE 2: Mechanoreceptors and Bowen

    • LECTURE 1: THE NEURAL REPORTING STATIONS {2.54mins}
    • LECTURE 2: NERVOUS SYSTEM AND FASCIA TONUS CHANGE {2.13mins}
    • LECTURE 3: THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM {2.32mins}
    • LECTURE 4: THE FOUR MECHANORECEPTORS AND BOWEN THERAPY {2.22mins}
    • LECTURE 5: THE POLYMODAL INTERSTITIALS {2.38mins}
    • LECTURE 6: THE INTERSTITIALS AND THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM {1.37mins}
    • LECTURE 7: PRAXIS - FROM SCIENCE TO CLINIC {3.42mins}
    • LECTURE 8: THE RUFFINI ENDINGS - WHERE ARE THEY? {2.37mins}
    • LECTURE 9: RUFFINI ENDINGS - MELTING MOMENTS {2.00mins}
    • LECTURE 10: RUFFINI ENDINGS - QUALITY TOUCH {1.40mins}
    • LECTURE 10A: RUFFINI ENDINGS: SLOW AND STEADY
    • LECTURE 11: RUFFINI-REFINING THE BOWEN MOVE {2.30mins}
    • LECTURE 11A: APPROPRIATE RUFFINI STIMULATION
    • MOD 2: QUIZ 1
    • LECTURE 12: THE GOLGI RECEPTOR - WHAT AND WHERE {1.52mins}
    • LECTURE 13: THE GOLGI RECEPTOR - SENSITIVITY & REFLEX {2.41mins}
    • LECTURE 14: THE GOLGIS - WHAT SCIENCE SAID {2.27mins}
    • LECTURE 15: THE GOLGIS AND BOWEN - WHAT SCIENCE SAYS NOW {1.41mins}
    • LECTURE 16: THE 90/10 OF THE GOLGI RECEPTOR {1.45mins}
    • LECTURE 17: SUMMARY OF THE STRONG AND SLOW GOLGI {1.48mins}
    • LECTURE 18: THE MUSCLE SPINDLE - KEY PLAYER {1.48mins}
    • LECTURE 19: THE MUSCLE SPINDLE - MYOTATIC REFLEX {1.49mins}
    • LECTURE 20: THE MUSCLE SPINDLE AND SPASTICITY {1.28mins}
    • LECTURE 21: THE STRETCH RECEPTOR AND THE BOWEN MOVE {2.02mins}
    • LECTURE 22: THE SPINDLE'S NOCICEPTIVE ROLE? {2.02mins}
    • MOD 2: QUIZ 2
    • LECTURE 22A: NOCICEPTION: RESOURCES DOWNUNDER
    • LESSON 23: SUMMARY - BOWEN AND THE STRETCH RECEPTOR {2.21mins}
  • 4

    MODULE 3: The Autonomic Nervous System and stress

    • LECTURE 1: A PHARMACY, A DOOR AND KEY {1.55mins}
    • LECTURE 2: NERVOUS SYSTEM 101 {1.58mins}
    • LECTURE 3: THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM {2.23mins}
    • LECTURE 4: THE AUTONOMIC-INDUCING RECEPTORS {1.35mins}
    • LECTURE 5: VAGAL TONE AND INTERSTITIALS {2.15mins}
    • LECTURE 6: VAGAL TONE AND BOWEN THERAPY {2.54mins}
    • LECTURE 7: BOWEN MOVES AND THE VAGUS NERVE {2.07mins}
    • LECTURE 8: THE STRESS FACTOR {2.01mins}
    • LECTURE 9: TGF-BETA1 AND STRESS {2.23mins}
    • LECTURE 10: CONTRACTION {1.58mins}
    • MOD 3: QUIZ
    • LECTURE 11: THE MYOFIBROBLASTS’ ROLE {2.55mins}
  • 5

    MODULE 4: Mechanophysiology and Bowen

    • LECTURE 1: ALCHEMY {2.32mins}
    • LECTURE 2: LANGUAGE OF CELLS {2.49mins}
    • LECTURE 2A: MECHANORECEPTORS AND TRANSDUCING
    • LECTURE 3: THE MASTER BUILDER {2.05mins}
    • LECTURE 4: COMMUNICATING AND SHAPE-SHIFTING {2.40mins}
    • LECTURE 5: GENE EXPRESSION CHANGE {2.34mins}
    • LECTURE 6: HEALING SUBSTANCES {2.15mins}
    • MOD 4: QUIZ 1
    • LECTURE 7: LESS REALLY IS..MORE {6.06mins}
    • MOD 4: QUIZ 2
    • LECTURE 8: SUMMARY
  • 6

    MODULE 5: Electric network

    • LECTURE 1: YOUR ELECTRIC BODY {2.13mins}
    • LECTURE 2: WHAT IS PIEZOELECTRICITY? {2.10mins}
    • LECTURE 3: A LIQUID CRYSTAL {2.20mins}
    • MOD 5: QUIZ 1
    • LECTURE 4: FIBROBLASTS AND REMODELLING THE MATRIX {2.14mins}
    • LECTURE 5: THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION {2.01mins}
    • LECTURE 6: TURNOVER OF THE ECM {3.22mins}
    • MOD 5: QUIZ 2
    • LECTURE 7: BREVITY, BOWEN AND COLLAGEN {2.17mins}
    • LECTURE 8: WHAT IS STREAMING POTENTIAL? {1.16mins}
    • LECTURE 9: WHAT HAPPENS WITH STREAMING POTENTIAL? {1.29mins}
    • LECTURE 10: RIPPLE EFFECT {2.17mins}
    • LECTURE 11: THE ORDER OF COLLAGEN {2.20mins}
    • LECTURE 12: MID RE-CAP (REVISION) {1.38mins}
    • LECTURE 13: THE BOWEN BEND {1.39mins}
    • LECTURE 14: MAXIMISING PIEZOELECTRICITY {1.49mins}
    • LECTURE 15: SHEAR MOTION AND 45 DEGREES {2.22mins}
    • LECTURE 16: ELECTRIC ACUPOINTS {1.28mins}
    • LECTURE 17: EAST + WEST ELECTRIC INFLUENCE {1.46mins}
    • LECTURE 18: EXERCISE STIMULATES ELECTRIC FLOW {2.12mins}
    • LECTURE 19: THINK ELECTRIC FIELDS. THINK BOWEN MOVES {2.26mins}
    • MOD 5: QUIZ 3
    • LECTURE 20: TUNING FREQUENCIES {1.21mins}
  • 7

    MODULE 6: Fluid dynamics and cross-links

    • LECTURE 1: FLUID DYNAMICS INTRODUCTION
    • LECTURE 2: WATER AND FASCIA
    • LECTURE 3: DEWDROPS AND LIQUID CRYSTAL WATER
    • LECTURE 4: FASCIA IS LIKE A SPONGE
    • LECTURE 5: SQUEEZE-REFILL PRINCIPLE (FASCIA & FLUSHING)
    • LECTURE 6: SQUEEZE-REFILL PRINCIPLE (FASCIA + CONDUCTIVITY)
    • MOD 6: QUIZ 1
    • LECTURE 7: BOWEN TOUCH & HYDRATING TISSUE
    • LECTURE 8: FLUID DYNAMICS WITH FIBROBLAST
    • LECTURE 9: FIBROBLAST & FLUID FLOW (1)
    • LECTURE 10: FIBROBLAST & FLUID FLOW (SLOWLY DOES IT)
    • LECTURE 11: FIBROBLASTS, FLUID FLOW (2)
    • LECTURE 12: THE BOWEN PAUSE AND FLUID FLOW
    • LECTURE 12A: A PAUSE: DISCLAIMER FROM JENNY
    • LECTURE 13: BOWEN AND (SPASTIC) HYPERTONIA
    • LECTURE 14: FORCE TRANSMISSION 101
    • LECTURE 15: LAYERS, FORCES: A REVIEW
    • MOD 6: QUIZ 2
    • LECTURE 16: SEPTI
    • LECTURE 17: AGONIST - ANTAGONIST
    • LECTURE 18: CROSS- LINKS, HEALTH AND HYDRATION
    • LECTURE 19: MICRO-SPASTICITY
    • MOD 6: QUIZ 3
    • LECTURE 20: CROSS-LINKS, SPASTICITY & BOWEN
    • LECTURE 21: SUMMARY
    • THANK YOU!

How do you excel as a Bowen Therapist? First, understand what you're doing.

As you learn the biomechanics of the Bowen technique you can begin to understand the intelligence of this technique.

When I began to learn Bowen Therapy, I had quite a few unanswered questions, but the method worked. It was enough at the time and I had OK results with OK confidence. Sound familiar? Today, as manual medicine advances and patients turn to us as the first healthcare provider, rather than the last one, we have a bigger responsibility to understand what we do: A responsibility to ourselves as clinicians, to our patients, and respect to the therapy itself. When you understand, you heal with confidence, you work with refined knowledge; you assess with clarity, you articulate your work more intelligently. You become an excellent Bowen clinician.

Do you know why and how Bowen Therapy works? Why it's so remarkable? This course will take your knowledge to a deeper (cellular) level.

The Biology of Bowen is an online modular course teaching about the biomechanics of the Bowen technique through the lens of the fascial system and mechanophysiology. Content will be based on information and emerging research on soft tissue / fascia, integrated with the principles and technique of the Bowen Technique.

Note: The course does not teach the Bowen technique, but the postulated mechanisms and concepts behind it.
Sounds good! Enrol me.

It is time to have a new and current understanding. I will help to take you there.

In this online course, we unravel, unpack, and explore some essential themes that frankly, all soft tissue practitioners need to know–especially the Bowen Therapist. Here are just some of the questions we will explore and answer.

  • Do we know what processes beneath our fingers we are influencing?

  • Do we know about fibro / myofibroblasts? Why is this important

  • Do we know what the septa is? Why should we?

  • Do we know that connective tissue is also part of the immune system–and the enormous implications of our work?

  • What happens with stress and fascia?

  • Finally: Do we want to add depth and meaning to our work

Ready? Up-skill your knowledge.

❯ Over 100 lessons.
❯ Receive one module per week.
❯ Easy, paced learning.

Why would I want to do this course? Tell me more about the new online course for Bowen Therapists.

To begin with, you are passionate about wanting to know why and how Bowen works from a deeper perspective– right down to the cellular (tissue) level. A little more specifically:

  • You want to know why and how Bowen therapy works from a biological perspective.

  • You want to know how a subtle soft tissue technique such as Bowen can produce such profound results in overall health, not just pain reduction or improvement in mobility.

  • You want to master the Bowen technique through knowing what’s behind it.

  • You want to take your knowledge to a new (deeper) level.

  • You want to be a soft tissue CLINICIAN who uses the Bowen technique.

  • You want to add depth and meaning to your work.

  • You want to understand concept, theory and science processes–beyond the Bowen ‘recipe’ and sequences.

  • You want to up-skill your Bowen knowledge so you can assess and treat with confidence and certainty and refinement.

The Biology of Bowen Online course is perfect for you if you’re...

  • A Bowen Therapist or student (yes, especially you) wanting to deepen and refine your knowledge and work, as a postgraduate or continued studies learning platform.

  • A manual therapist / clinician who has a keen interest in both the Bowen Technique and fascia/mechanobiology for soft tissue therapies. (with focus on Bowen)

  • A student in the area of complementary health and wants to learn about the biomechanics of Bowen.

  • A fitness or professional trainer, movement therapist, pilates teacher or yoga teacher/student and wants to learn about the biomechanics of Bowen Therapy.

  • None of the above, but you just love learning and know Bowen is amazing.

Here's what you receive when you enrol.

The course will change the way you view and understand the Bowen Technique through the fascial layers.

✔️ 24/7 Access The Biology of Bowen (6-module) course, including any and all BONUSES you qualify for!

✔️ 6-Module theoretical course that will educate about the biomechanics of the Bowen Technique through the fascial & mechanobiology lens.

✔️ Modules that consist of digestible lessons within that topic. Each module is from 40-70 minutes long.

✔️ Pre-recorded video lessons with visually engaging images to complement all lectures!.

✔️ Videos are pre-recorded (presentations, theory, images, graphics); released each week. Flexibility to start & progress at your own pace.

✔️ Quizzes in each module plus text lessons.

✔️ Repeated learning of any downloads, texts, videos - you can go over as many times as you like throughout the course.

✔️ Access to me via email AND periodical "Zoom" online web-meetings for review, discussion and Q & A.

✔️ Access to upgrades of lessons and modules. (Upgrades are a certainty to sure quality).

✔️ Priority early access & notification to Premium Course when made available in late 2020.

What are benefits of doing this course?

  • You will gain confidence in knowing what you're doing

  • You will build trust with your patients, colleagues and peers in the manual medicine field - because you understand scientifically what you're doing.

  • You will be able to assess and treat your patients with more understanding of implications of your work with Bowen.

  • Bowen sequences and manoeuvres will make physiological sense.

  • You go from a Bowen Therapist who uses recipes to a clinician who understands science.

  • You will connect the dots between pathology, process, patient and power of Bowen.

  • You will treat with certainty and thus certain results.

  • You will present and promote Bowen in your community with understanding beyond 'muscle challenges' and 'balancing the body' phrases.

What you'll learn in the course

Module ➀: Fundamentals [Fascia & Bowen]

What are we touching?

Well, skin, muscles and fascia. Right and...wrong.  Knowing the fabric we work with, we stimulate and manipulate is essential. Bowen Therapy will makes so much more sense after.

In fundamentals module, we learn about fascia in relation to the Bowen technique. Instead of pouring over hundreds of fascia books, I have selected the key areas you need to know as a Bowen practitioner/student and conclude with the clinical relevance for you and your work. Essential knowledge. 

☞ Option to also buy as single module only (mini-course).
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Module ➁: Mechanoreceptors & Bowen

Mechanostimulation of the sensory receptors...

One of the mechanisms that help to explain Bowen. Some insights you may not have noticed before. Golgis, Ruffinis...and how the Bowen therapist may adjust their touch for greater effect... We review these receptors early on, before delving more into mechanobiology. sense after.

☞ Option to also buy as single module only (mini-course).
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Module ➂: Autonomic Nervous System, stress & Bowen

ANS & stress. The autonomic nervous system does practically everything.

It is the CEO of the organism. Bowen Therapy's effect on it is profound. Wonder why?

In this module we learn about three important aspects of fascia's interaction with the nervous system, and how Bowen Therapy fits in with this. The 3 topics are: The autonomic nervous system, stress, and fascia + myofibroblasts.

☞ Option to also buy as single module only (mini-course).
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Module ➃: Mechanophysiology & Bowen

Mechanotransduction. What happens when force is exerted onto tissues?

I mean, at a cellular level? Biochemical changes. Does the Bowen move help transduce physiological changes in tissue? Yes.
Now, here we are naturally referring to external forces on tissue structures –because there are already innate internal forces going on. In this module we go quite a little deep(er).

☞ Option to also buy as single module only (mini-course).
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Module ➄: The Electric Network & Bowen

What is the piezoelectric phenomena and streaming potentials?

And how do electric field & mechanical stress (notably Bowen Therapy) influence tissue?

In this module we view the body as electric rather than 'just' mechanistic, and unravel the electro-mechanical processes in the fascial system and how therapeutic intervention may play a role. Adding further depth to what tissue load can and does do is integral to adding richness in understanding of our soft tissue work with Bowen.

☞ Option to also buy as single module only (mini-course).
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manual therapy image of hands with fascia and crystals representing crystalline collagen

Module ➅: Fluid Dynamics & cross-links

What are we trying to do?

We may say: moving fluid, ‘releasing’ knots or restrictions, balancing the tensional forces in the body via fascia manipulation...

In this module, we go further & learn about the transmission of forces in relation to Bowen; we familiarise ourselves with the most abundant protein in the body: collagen; learn about cross-links and some really interesting fluid dynamics features, which (again) supports the features and functions of Bowen. Furthermore, you’ll understand the significance of Tom Bowen working closely with disabled children (spasticity).

☞ This module is not available to purchase separately.

Bonus material

Extras you will receive in this course includes

  • Access to me

    ✔ Email access to me, your teacher/presenter FOREVER.

    ✔ Access to all future upgrades after purchase.

  • Live ZOOM meetings!

    ✔ Opportunity to join live Zoom meetings, scheduled periodically for discussion & Q's and A's.

  • Book prize

    ✔ You get the chance to win the highly regarded paperback book: Healing Hands Unsung Voices Anthology, Thomas Ambrose Bowen, Osteopath (1916-1982). Author: Shirley Strachan. This is on offer for limited time only!

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Frequently asked questions

The Biology of Bowen [6-module/6-week course]

  • When does the course start?

    Wednesday 15th September, you will be able to enrol.

    The course is pre-recorded, so you basically start when you want once you enrol/pay.

    When you enrol, you get access to the first module!

    And then every periodically (every 7 days) you receive the next module and next...

    Of course, you don't HAVE to start when you enrol - you can view them any time, and any place!

  • How is the course delivered?

    The Biology of Bowen 6-module & the mini-courses are delivered using a variety of media: video (99%), some text and quizzes. Each module consists of a collection of lessons, accessed on the site's dashboard.

    Once you enrol, you receive the first module. Thereafter, each week a module is 'accessible' or released to you to complete.

  • How long does it take to finish?

    The course is a 6-module course. Plan on up to about about 1 hour per week (very do-able, no stress and this means you take your time, re-watch, apply it, review). And

    To learn anything, it is important to be relaxed and study at a nice and easy pace.

    The course is like a day's live workshop. Except, you get to watch it many times (pre-recorded videos), rewind, take notes, and really cement the information into your mind --> to be transferred into your healing hands.

    Once you have enrolled, you have 12 month access to the course. This is intentional and generous, and offers best results because research shows that students become more committed and dedicated to do the course when under a time frame.

  • I'm not a health practitioner nor a Bowen Therapist. Can I still do this course?

    YES OF COURSE!It is open to everyone.
    It is suitable for all health practitioners/bodyworkers with an interest in Bowen Therapy. And particularly and especially designed for the Bowen Therapist or student.

  • Does the course qualify me to practice Bowen Therapy?

    No. This is a 'continued education' course that can complement your practice in the Bowen Technique. No tactile manoeuvres are taught.

  • Is this accredited by any Bowen association for CPD or CPE points?

    You may gain CPD points for BTPA (UK) for 'Other Courses' section.

    CPE for BTFA (AUST) is pending.

  • Is this course theoretical or also practical?

    This online course is completely theoretical. I may deliver some appropriate video demonstrations to complement a particular topic.

  • Will this course be available in other languages?

    YES!Though, not just yet. Hang on. Patiently. Available in Spanish around 2020/2021.

  • Is the course refundable?

    Due to the digital nature of this course, and the fact that digital content can't be returned, this course is non-refundable.

    Please read the outline description of each module so you understand what the course is about and what you are buying, also taking into account it is a pilot course. I am completely invested in making sure you have the best experience possible, so please email me with any questions and I will always give you an honest answer so you can make the best decision for you. We're happy to answer any questions.

Hi, I'm Jenny

My mission is to help you help others through excellence as a Bowen practitioner.

Jenny Petridis

Bowen Therapist & Educator

Jenny Petridis

International multilingual Bowen Therapist and educator, therapeutic yoga practitioner and creative meditation facilitator, and creator of The Biology of Bowen. I am a professionally trained bodyworker and educator, specialising in the remarkable Bowen technique through the last 14 years. I began my career in the manual therapy industry a little before that (Dip. Remedial Massage), eventually discovering the Bowen Technique. Fast forward to now - after countless enquiries from people all over the world, I finally have put pen to paper to launch this course for Bowen therapists, Bowen students or bodyworkers with an interest in Bowen. To read my full story, go to About page.

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