Bowenology™ is the study of the Bowen Technique demonstrated as gentle, noninvasive moves, usually with the client fully clothed. Rather than overpowering the body, these moves encourage and assist the body to heal itself. Bowenology is a method whereby our client's can learn to manage their own pain and stress along with relaxation and detoxification.This unique approach can manage the stress of migraine headaches, shoulder injuries, TMJ, muscle aches and discomfort, sciatic nerve issues, and scoliosis. 

Parker School of Bowenology was founded by Jolean Parker in 2008, to develop, promote, and advance the work of an informally trained Australian named Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982). Today's technology has proven that the concepts which Mr. Bowen developed were actually on track to the formation of a clear understanding as to how the human body works.  After applying Bowen methodology to several thousand clients of his own, their teacher and mentor Milton Albrecht (1948-2003) further defined the Bowen  ideology and translated it into his own interpretation of the Bowen Technique. Jolean Parker taught Milton's notes from 2006-2008 in California.  In 2008 Jolean Parker following the vision to develop, promote and advance the work,  wrote her own progressive interpretation and named it Bowenology which means the study of the Bowen technique. Jolean and Wes Parker have owned and operated a full time Bowen technique practice in Auburn and Cool California since 1997. We coach, educate, and mentor our clients and students to manage their pain,  reduce their stress, enhance their peak performance and detoxify their body mind and spirit.

In addition to Bowenology’s interpretation of the Bowen Technique, we offer several techniques that have proven to compliment the Bowen Technique.

  • Bowenology Body Mapping
  • Bowenology Body Patterning
  • Bowenology Self-Care Lesson Technique
  • Bowenology Raindrop Technique

What is Bowenology?

The term "Bowen Technique" is commonly used to describe a number of intrepretations of a body work that is based on the methods used by an informally trained Australian named Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982). 

It is a complimentary technique in that all that the intrepretations speak to facilitate the body's natural capacity for self-regulation and healing. These approaches are all similar in that they imploy a unique form of moves that address the stress of mechanical and neural disfunction. Each of these approaches generate beneficial input through its interpretation of the "Bowen" move. 

In the Bowen Technique the term, "move" describes a process of tactile intervention that is specific in relation to various characteristics. The typical "move" is distinctive in that it is directed to a target area, involves some use of skin slack, and a has a specific (direction). These movements are determined to not be osteopathic or massage therapy techniques.

The most simplistic interpretation of the Bowen Technique employs standardized sequences of predertimed moves to elicit a response, while more complex intrepretations apply indivualized intervention based on observation and understanding of the body.

 It is our understanding that Tom Bowen considered his knowledge and understanding of the body a "gift from God."

Can Bowenology and the Bowen Technique Help Me?We teach our clients how to balance their body to heal themselves through non-secular healing techniques usually demonstrated with the client fully clothed. Bowenology™ is useful for everyone from newborn infants through the elderly. It is extremely effective as stress and pain management for those overcoming strokes, sports injuries, and accidents.

Range and fluidity of motion is often rapidly restored or enhanced.