Discover Bowen College 

The International School for Committed Practitioners

Our vision at Bowen College is to revolutionize how the world views health. Our institution not only educates practitioners but also serves as a hub for natural pain management for patients and their relatives. Our goal is to empower patients and their families on their path to wellness with the belief that genuine freedom stems from attaining physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

At Bowen College, we believe that health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. As such, we offer a wide range of comprehensive and holistic programs that focus on the mind-body connection. Our curriculum is designed to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to help their patients achieve optimal health and wellness.

Our faculty is made up of experienced and highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about teaching and helping others. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our programs, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education possible.

In addition to our academic programs, we also offer a variety of workshops, seminars, and continuing education courses for practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge and expand their skill set. Our goal is to create a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to changing the world, one patient at a time.

So, if you’re looking for a school that will help you take your practice to the next level, look no further than Bowen College. Join us in our mission to transform the world of health and wellness, one student at a time.

Bowen College is proud to be the premier North American training school for Bowen Therapy, with independent certification by the Canadian Examining Board of Healthcare Practitioners and the Bowen Therapists Professional Association (BTPA).

Our focus is on equipping healthcare practitioners with the skills to become leaders in their field. We aim to provide a comprehensive, integrated approach to body-mind therapy that promotes healing and pain management.

At Bowen College, we foster a culture of curiosity and transformation, encouraging self-care and community engagement to promote holistic health. We believe that true healing involves looking at the whole person, not just the symptoms.

In addition to our Bowen Therapy program, we offer various continuing education courses designed to help healthcare professionals enhance their knowledge and skills. Our courses cover topics such as nutrition, functional muscle anatomy, and marketing, empowering practitioners to provide comprehensive care for their clients while running a thriving practice.

With our commitment to excellence and innovation, Bowen College has established itself as a leader in the field of body-mind therapy. We are dedicated to providing high-quality education and training that enables healthcare practitioners to make a significant impact in the lives of their clients.


Allow us to introduce you to the founder of Bowen College – Manon Bolliger, a retired naturopath with over three decades of experience. Dr. M, as she’s commonly known, is an authority in mind-body integrated therapy and advocates for listening to symptoms rather than masking them.

Inspired by Tom Bowen’s work, Manon became a prominent instructor in the BowenFirst™ Technique, a therapy that facilitates the body’s innate ability for natural healing. She established Bowen College to continue Tom Bowen’s legacy in the field, focusing on the patient experience and the healing process. 

With a fully comprehensive curriculum designed with the busy practitioner in mind, Bowen College has been providing Bowen Therapy training for many years, imparting knowledge to thousands of medical professionals, including doctors, chiropractors, sports therapists, and homeopaths.

Whether you’re seeking a new path in holistic healthcare or looking to improve your own health, Bowen College has certified courses to meet your needs. With a focus on compassion, empathy, and respect for each person’s unique healing journey, Bowen Therapy can help you achieve a higher level of wellness and vitality for yourself and your patients.

Experience the transformative benefits of Bowen Therapy with Bowen College’s flexible certification and training options, designed for both practitioners and patients.

Exploring the BowenFirst™ Technique (Bowen Therapy): A Gentle, Painless Healing Method

Bowen Therapy was first developed by Australian therapist Tom Bowen, who dedicated his life to exploring the mind-body connection and developing a healing technique that would be gentle and effective. His work eventually led to the teaching of Bowen Therapy, which incorporates a variety of gentle movements and manipulations to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.

The BowenFirst™ Technique is a comprehensive healing method utilizing Bowen Therapy that prioritizes patient comfort and has gained popularity among both patients and practitioners. This gentle modality is highly effective and relies on extensive research on the mind-body connection. It offers a safe and effective path to healing, free of pain and discomfort.

One of the key benefits of the BowenFirst™ Technique is that it is completely non-invasive. Patients who have undergone the treatment report feeling relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process, and many experience significant improvements in their condition after just a few sessions.

Another advantage of the BowenFirst™ Technique is that it has been shown to aid in a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain and inflammation to anxiety and depression. By targeting the root cause of these issues rather than simply masking the symptoms, the BowenFirst™ Technique offers a long-term solution to many common health problems.

Overall, the BowenFirst™ Technique is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to promote healing and wellness. Whether you are struggling with a chronic condition or simply looking to improve your overall health and wellbeing, it is definitely worth considering as a potential treatment option.

After Bowen Therapy, clients feel relaxed and renewed.

Bowen Therapy stimulates cellular communication.

A typical treatment takes approximately an hour.

Treatments are normally performed once per week.

Understanding the Mechanics of the BowenFirst™ Technique

The BowenFirst™ Technique is a gentle approach to manipulating the body’s fascia – the soft, connective tissue that envelopes the muscles and organs – using the thumbs and fingers of the practitioner. By employing a rolling-type technique, the practitioner can activate nerve bundles located beneath the soft tissue and muscles. This, in turn, stimulates the brain and nervous system, helping the body achieve a parasympathetic state of rest, relaxation, and healing. For optimal results, the practitioner will systematically stimulate specific points on the body in a particular order, with brief pauses in between.

This non-invasive therapy is considered safe for individuals of all ages and fitness levels as it is a holistic treatment that addresses the entire body and mind, instead of focusing on specific problems or symptoms. After a BowenFirst™ session, many individuals report feeling deeply relaxed and energized, with improved range of motion and reduced pain.

Stimulates the superficial fascia

Stimulates the local sensory nervous system

Stimulates blood circulation

Stimulates lymphatic drainage.

The exact techniques and moves as well as the body-mind connection to health are covered in our Learn Bowen Therapy program. 

Exploring the Science behind Bowen Therapy & the BowenFirst™ Technique

Fascia is a matrix of protein that serves as the foundation for our physical structure, and it supports cellular communication throughout the body. The BowenFirst™ Technique works by stimulating the fascia layers beneath the skin and subcutaneous fat, encouraging them to become more mobile.

In doing so, this technique effectively interrupts dysfunctional pain loops that persist even after tissue damage has healed. By stimulating the nervous system, the BowenFirst™ Technique can help break these cycles. Moreover, the technique is known to improve circulation and increase lymphatic drainage, which can speed up healing and reduce painful swelling in injured tissues.

Experiencing the Benefits of Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a safe and effective method that can help your body regain balance and function properly. Patients have reported a relaxing and therapeutic experience with the BowenFirst™ Technique similar to a gentle massage without deep tissue pressure.

Our practice involves more than just physical therapy, as we also integrate mind-body connections into our sessions. During your first visit, you will experience a “Reboot®” to align your body, followed by a series of one-hour treatment sessions. Your practitioner will perform autonomic integrating moves (AIMs) at various points on your body, allowing your body to repair and restore itself.

With just one treatment per week, you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier you.

What sets Bowen Therapy apart?

Bowen Therapy stands out in several ways, including:

Gentleness: This technique is non-invasive and completely safe, making it a relaxing treatment option that promotes healing from within.

Body Communication: Unlike other therapies that work against the body, Bowen Therapy works with the body to restore balance and promote healing through effective communication.

Speedy and Long-Lasting Results: Many patients report significant improvement in their condition after just three sessions, with complete success achieved in as little as 10 treatments. This means faster healing, less time, and cost savings for patients.

Furthermore, Bowen Therapy is a holistic approach that takes into account the whole person. Practitioners consider physical, emotional, and mental factors that may be contributing to the patient’s condition. This approach helps to address the root cause of the problem, rather than just the symptoms. 

Overall, Bowen Therapy provides a gentle, effective, and holistic approach to healing that sets it apart from other treatment options.

Uses of Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy is becoming increasingly popular among individuals looking to reduce pain caused by muscular or joint-related injuries, as well as movement restrictions. Whether it’s a short-term or chronic issue, Bowen therapy has proven to be a viable treatment option for a variety of conditions, including:


  • Acute and chronic pain related to neurological or musculoskeletal issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain
  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TMJ syndrome (jaw pain)
  • Shoulder pain (frozen shoulder)
  • Leg and foot pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Asthma
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • General joint pain

What our Practitioners are Saying?

Integrating Bowen Therapy into Your Practice

Discover the benefits of becoming a Bowen practitioner and incorporating this gentle and effective therapy into your practice.

Incorporate Bowen Healing into Your Life

Take control of your health by exploring the resources and online courses available through Bowen College. Become an advocate for your own well-being and bring Bowen Healing into your home.

“There is nothing more exciting to me than seeing more people benefiting from Bowen Therapy in their homes. Whether you want to become a Bowen practitioner or want to bring Bowen into your home, Bowen College is excited to share our work with you.”

Manon Bolliger FCAH, RBHT – Facilitator and Retired Naturopath

My experience with Bowen College thus far has been extraordinary. The level of support and encouragement has been outstanding and I love how easy it is to navigate the online courses. The Healing Accelerator Workshops are by far my favourite as Dr. Manon’s passion and experience inspires me to continue to learn and grow as a practitioner. Thank you!”

Stacy Sanchez