Bowen Research

Advancing the Bowen Therapy Profession Through Research

The BTFA is very committed to growing research capacity with the aim of producing more research that validates our modality and gains the recognition it deserves as an important part of the complementary and mainstream health landscape. Rigorous research about Bowen Therapy strengthens our profession and provides guidance for therapists to be safe and effective in practice.

Contributing to advancing research about our profession can be every practitioner’s business. From individual practitioners recording the outcomes of their clinical practice using validated tools, to therapists engaging in partnerships with university teams to undertake more complex studies.

The BTFA Research website provides information and resources to help practitioners grow their knowledge and skills about research, including how to engage in simple practitioner-based research activity. It provides links to the:

⋅ BTFA Research Agenda strategic directions
⋅ Current BTFA partnerships in research capacity building, and Research projects and activities
⋅ Journals relevant to tactile therapies and bodywork, including the International Journal of
Therapeutic Massage and Body Work
⋅ Educational webinars and courses
⋅ Research tools for Bowen Therapy practitioners
⋅ Current BTFA Practitioner Research Interest Groups