Ellen with her Bowtech Life Membership Award for services to Bowen
presented to her in Geelong Australia in 2004. by Ossie and Elaine Rentsch
I have done a variety of things in my time. I spent my youth working with horses on a Farm and Racing stables, belonging to my friend’s grandfather. I’ve managed a Poultry Farm, a Campsite in the Channel Islands, and I taught Judo in Prep Schools. As a teenager I wanted to be a Vet. or a Nurse, but due to circumstances beyond my control, this was not possible.
I have always had a great interest in sport. Riding, Hockey, Badminton, Rally Driving, Judo, Windsurfing, Sailing, Parachuting & Golf to name a few. My number one sport however was Judo – 1964 -2004.
I’m an 8th Dan and a former England and British International Player & Team Captain of both England and G.B. Women’s Judo Teams, and a Medallist in most Judo Tournaments, throughout Europe from 1972 – 87.
I also attained my Judo Senior Coach, Senior Examiner, Referee and Tournament Controller qualifications at Area, National and International levels. When I retired from competition I wanted to stay close to sport, so I trained in various massage therapies First as an Aromatherapist, then later in 1988 in Sports and Remedial massage.
In 1995 I became a Tutor for the S.E.E.D. Institute, ( Remedial Massage, Aromatherapy and Anatomy & Physiology).
I travelled to Uganda with The Aids Support Organisation (T.A.S.O.). This organisation funded the training of Ugandan Nurses and Counsellor’s in Aromatherapy. It helped set up treatment centres in 7 different towns, for local Ugandans suffering from AIDS and HIV to receive free treatments and care.
Since Bowen had done so much for me, I decided to learn more about it, and so the story continues;
1997 Qualified as a Bowtech Practitioner
1999 Qualified as an EMRT (Equine Muscle Release Therapy) Practitioner
2000 Became UK co-ordinator for Ossie and Elaine Rentsch
2002 Qualified as a Bowtech Instructor
2003 Member of the Bowen Association (UK) Committee
2004 - 2016 Member of the Bowen Training UK committee
2004 Qualified as Bowtech Senior Instructor
2004 Qualified as Bowen Training UK Senior Assessor
2004 Awarded Bowtech Life Membership
2004-5 Chairman of Bowen Association UK
2007 - 2011 Chairman of Bowen Training UK
2008 - Member of the UK Teacher Training Panel
2014 - Vice chair of Bowen Training UK
1989 to the present time, I have managed my own very successful Clinic in Farnborough, Hampshire and my Practice is now purely Bowen and EMRT & CCMRT
How strangely the world turns, I have taken an extremely varied and often colourful route through life, I feel that somehow, I have come full circle, back to doing something very close to my teenage dreams.
Life is for living, take every opportunity that comes along, you never know what is around the corner, which is what makes living so much fun. Bowen I am sure, will go on changing many lives throughout the world, and I am proud to be part of this truly wonderful therapy.