Benefits of joining the BTPA

There are three levels of membership:

  • Full
  • Associate
  • Student

For the criteria for each click here.


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.
  • 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 website.
  • 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.
  • Inclusion on the Registered Members List, which is available to the public under ‘Find a Therapist’ on the BTPA website. 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 the member’s logo for branding purposes.
  • 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; The right to vote for and elect the Committee.
  • 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.
  • 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.