RELAXATION
A Bowen treatment is very relaxing.
It is mostly performed with the person lying on a treatment couch, although Tom Bowen (the originator of the work) provided beds in his clinic, order to encourage a sense of deeper relaxation.
HOLISTIC HEALING
The Bowen Technique embodies a truly holistic approach to healthcare. It is concerned not just with treating specific conditions and symptoms, but also with encouraging a natural potential for health to express itself in every aspect of the patient's life.
TIME OUT

A unique feature of the Bowen Technique is the frequent pauses between each series od moves. These are given to allow the body to respond and integrate what is being done. During these pauses, the therapist will usually leave the room.
This lets the person relax without feeling that they have to keep up a conversation ot that they are being watched.
BOWEN EFFECTS
Bowen therapists sometimes talk about the different effects on posture, particularly 'ascending' and 'descending' influences. The key to effective treatment is to find where the original organising factor in someone's condition is located. For example, a knee injury might be due to a weak toe joint or a pelvic imbalance that is putting undue strain on a knee as that person walks. Similarly, headaches may be the result of an old fall on the tailbone.

Renewed emphasis has now been placed on diet, particularly fats, as a trigger to the onset of MS. The CNS, that is the brain and spinal cord, is predominately fat. The type of fat that is incorporated into the cells that make up the CNS depends on what we eat. There is now evidence that shows that the cell membranes of people who eat predominantly saturated fats are different from those who eat predominately mono- and poly-unsaturated diets. Importantly, because of the different chemical properties of the fats, that is, their respective melting points, the cell membranes of people who consume mainly unsaturated fats are more fluid and pliable than those who consume saturated fats. If you eat mainly saturated fats your cell membranes are more rigid and inflexible, and more prone to degenerative changes.4 It is known that saturated fat competes with unsaturated fats for uptake into cell membranes and in biological pathways. Saturated fat is tough; it usually wins in these contests, and this seems to be especially so for people with MS. With the increasing knowledge about fats today, we now know that omega-3 fatty acids work to suppress immune system disorders and omega-6s seem to worsen them. MS is infrequent in places where fish (high in omega-3s) is eaten a lot.