Professional standards

The BTFA has set standards of training to both Practitioner and Therapist levels, bringing increased professional recognition to our Bowen therapists.

Our Therapist level membership incorporates the following as minimum requirements:

– A nationally-recognised Diploma of Bowen Therapy (Bowtech)
– 500 clinical hours of practice
– At least 20 hours of continuing professional education annually
– An acceptable workplace environment
– A current Senior First Aid certificate
– Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance

The Diploma and the Advanced Diploma of Bowen Therapy are nationally registered and recognised in all states and territories.

The following is a list of BTFA-listed training providers:


Bowen Training Australia (Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia / Bowtech) 

(Cert IV & Diploma in Bowen Therapy, courses run nationally)
ph 07 3284 3349 or 1300 833 252

Academy of Integrated Therapies (AOIT)

Contact: Neil Skilbeck
ph: 07 3172 2669

Emmett Therapies

Contact:  Ross Emmett
ph (07) 4771 6234

Fascial Kinetics (Australia and New Zealand)

Australia: Tanya Pfitzner, ph 0427 295 428
NZ:  Sarah Macdonald, 
ph +64 212 434 344

ISBT International School of Bowen Therapy

Contact: Lisa Black
ph (03) 9509 0342

Neurostructural Integration Technique (NST)

Contact: Dr. Michael Nixon-Livy

Smart Bowen (Human & Equine)

Contact: Brian Smart
Lea Smart: ph. 0417 174 237
Brian Smart: ph. 0408 813 495



The Art of Bowen
Contact: Alastair McLoughlin

Applied Myoskeletal Seminars
Contact: John Garfield

Heart of Bowen Therapy
Contact: Deborah Hart
ph 0411 666 250

Hormone Dynamics
Contact: Ann D’Arcy

Text Book Bowen Seminar
Contact: Graham Pennington
ph 03 5561 2442 (business hours)

Understanding Bowen Dynamics
Contact: Roy Brown

Contact: Debby Benson

Dynamic & Insightful Bowen – Fascia, Digestive Valves & Spinal Releases
Contact: Christine Ammann

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