BTPA Membership categories & benefits

BTPA is an autonomous non profit-making organisation run by Bowen Therapists for Bowen Therapists. Committee members are all practising Bowen therapists who understand and appreciate the needs and concerns of the members.  No person with a vested interest, e.g. financial, will have a say in the running of BTPA.

The following describes the work done by the organisation:

  • Setting standards which will help our members to work professionally within any new legislation or regulation introduced in the future.
  • Constantly assessing and accrediting new courses for members’ Continual Professional Development (CPD).
  • Provision of a Constitution, Ethics and Code of Practice, by which members agree to abide, upon joining BTPA.
  • Protecting the interests of the membership as a whole, while encouraging individual members in their endeavours.
  • Promoting Bowen Therapy more than any other organisation in the UK by:
    • funding and attending conferences and exhibitions
    • funding, organising and promoting ‘Bowen Study programmes’, to research the effect of Bowen on specific symptoms
    • consistently placing articles, press releases and advertisements in the national press
    • working with health professionals and health insurance companies
    • providing members with professional, ‘branded’ marketing material for their local and regional promotions.

There are three levels of membership:

  • Full
  • Associate
  • Student


All members have access to the following benefits:

  • Regional Interest Groups (RIGs) which meet on a regular basis. These groups provide a friendly informal way of networking, sharing ideas and establishing and promoting Bowen locally. An ideal place to gain knowledge and confidence in practising this wonderful therapy!
  • The quarterly in-house magazine ‘In Touch’ that includes news, feature articles from members and information specific to Bowen Therapists. Back issues are available on-line and some in hard-copy.
  • Regular communications on important information and a telephone helpline for member queries.
  • Preferential rates for insurance cover from a leading complementary therapy insurer.*
  • Access to the Members’ area of the BTPA web site, including the Bowen Discussion Board to ask questions and share knowledge with their peers.
  • Development fund grants for regional or local group activities that promote Bowen Therapy.
  • BTPA’s support and assistance in the event of a complaint or claim against a Member therapist.
  • Participation in national study programmes to research the effect of Bowen on specific symptoms.
  • Education and training programmes delivered by BTPA accredited providers to develop therapist skills. BTPA welcomes feedback on these courses from participants as part of the ongoing quality control process.
  • Attendance at BTPA annual general meetings.

Additional benefits for Full Members only:

    • Inclusion on the Registered Members List, which is available to the public under ‘Find a Therapist’ on the BTPA web site. There is also a telephone enquiry service available to the public.
    • BTPA merchandise specifically designed for Bowen Therapists.
    • Business development material, including ‘How to’ guides and exhibition banners.
    • Certificate of Membership and Membership Card.
    • The right to use the title ‘MBTPA’ after your name on business cards and stationery.
    • Use of member’s logo for branding purposes.
    • Free email address and reduced rate web site services.
    • Preferential rates for Yellow Pages ‘BTPA corporate box’ advert.
    • Full voting rights at annual general meetings including:
  • Nomination of candidates for BTPA Committee.
  • The right to stand for the BTPA Committee.
  • To right to vote for and elect the Committee.

Additional benefits for Associate Members:

  • Inclusion on the BTPA Associate Members List, which allows communication between members but is not distributed to the public.
  • A Membership Card.
  • Attendance at the Annual General Meeting without voting rights.

Additional benefits for Student Members:

  • Free membership for up to one year. The free membership entitlement will take effect from the first day of the first module and will last for one calendar year from that date or until the student successfully graduates as a qualified practitioner – whichever comes first.
  • Attendance at the Annual General Meeting without voting rights.


Membership Secretary, BTPA, PO Box 3856, Marlborough, SN8 9DT
Tel: 0844 561 7173
or email:

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you. Remember the more members we have the bigger the voice and the more able we shall be to safeguard our own futures and that of Bowen Therapy.

Fill out a BTPA application form and post the completed form with payment to Membership Secretary, BTPA, PO Box 3856, Marlborough, SN8 9DT.

* The Bowen Therapy Professional Association is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Balens Limited, 2 Nimrod House, Sandy’s Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1JJ, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority