Ossie & Elaine Rentsch
In 1974, while attending a National Health Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, Tom Bowen met Oswald Rentsch.
In 1974, while attending a National Health Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, Tom Bowen met Oswald Rentsch. Ossie invited him to come to Geelong in Victoria to train him in his technique.
As Tom Bowen had no manuals or charts, he asked Ossie to document his work and authorized him to teach it to anybody interested to learn, after his death.
Ossie’s wife, Elaine, also learned from Tom Bowen and after two and half years, in 1976, Ossie and Elaine opened a naturopathic practice in Hamilton – western Victoria, using only the Bowen Technique as a hands-on modality.
Following Tom Bowen’s death, in 1982, pressure was applied on the Rentsches to start teaching Tom Bowen’s work.
However, it was not until 1986, four years after Bowen’s death, that the Rentsches began organizing training courses, first in Australia and soon on most of the continents. Since 1992, they have introduced the technique to 29,000 people worldwide with the help of 98 instructors, teaching in over 30 different countries, with 18 Bowen Associations affiliated to the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.