Michael Quinlivan, as a former school teacher, has a strong educational background. Under his tutelage, he supports students to gain a deep understanding of the Bowen technique.
Michael completed his Bowen therapy training in 1994 and has been a soft tissue therapist since 1995. Also a qualified Myotherapist, Michael has operated as a full-time clinician since 1997, specialising in Remedial and Sports Techniques, servicing a wide range of clientele. He has successfully operated Border Natural Therapies clinic for almost 20 years. The clinic has 5 treatment rooms employing a total of 8 practitioners offering a range of therapies, including Bowen therapy, remedial massage, myotherapy, holistic counselling and medical intuition.
He has been a trainer and assessor of Bowen therapy since 1999, teaching around Australia as well as internationally. He has enjoyed teaching in many countries including Italy, Germany, Austria, Romania, Denmark, and Crete. Along with Karen Hedrick, he played a leading role in the national accreditation of Bowen therapy training first introduced in 2005 by Border College of Natural Therapies.
Michael believes that his ongoing practice as a Myotherapist and Bowen practitioner benefits students through the knowledge gained by his continued experience, and gives him credibility as a trainer and assessor.
Apart from his background in teaching, Michael has managed a variety of businesses requiring management, marketing and business development skills, which he passes on to Bowen practitioners.
From his late teens to late 30s he was involved in sport at an elite level as an AFL umpire and professional middle-distance runner. His knowledge and expertise in sport-related treatments is unparalleled in the Bowen world.
Together with Karen Hedrick, they deliver a number of post-graduate Bowen workshops for practitioners to gain continuing education units and learn new skills: