Welcome to Mad About Bowen, Bowen therapy for people, dogs and horses, with Madeline Freeman, Bowen Therapist.
Please take your time to read all my pages and look at some photos. Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs or the needs of your pet.
I am still developing my website, so new photos, case studies and information will added over time.
About the Bowen Technique
The Bowen Technique was developed by Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982), who lived in Geelong, Australia.
He left school aged 14 and went on to have various manual jobs including carting milk, carpentry and eventually working in Geelong cement works.
It was whilst working here that Tom began treating people. He would come home from work, eat and wash then work late into the night from a rented room in a friends house.
He eventually became so busy, with people actually queueing to see him, that he decided to leave the cement works and concentrate on treating people full time.
He ran regular clinics where he would treat disabled people free of charge, he treated players in local sports clubs and even prisoners in the local police station. He was awarded a medal from the Victorian Police Board for his services.
Although Tom had no formal training and was self taught through extensive reading and his own ideas, he became one of the busiest and most successful therapists of his generation.
He was profoundly deaf and wore two hearing aids. After losing a leg he wore a prosthesis, or not, depending on his mood!