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.
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.

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 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.

The state of a child’s airways and their breathing
habits should be a fundamental consideration if we
wish to optimize their health, facial attractiveness,
postural and skeletal development, cognitive function
and development. The modern epidemics of chronic
non-communicable illnesses, such as asthma, allergy,
sleep apnea, ADHD, depression, anxiety, postural
dysfunction, crooked teeth and orthodontic problems,
plaguing children in western and industrialized countries
continue to increase. These diseases appear to
be linked and clinicians report that a child with one
of these conditions tends to have several of the other.
Epidemiological studies suggest that this has to with
environmental rather than genetic factors. Changes
in diet, social changes, reduced activity levels, reduced
exposure to the complex microbial “old friends” with
which we and our immune systems co-evolved and
exposure to increasing levels of environmental toxins
have all been shown to play a part in the rise of chronic
childhood illnesses. Improved diet, better gut health,
reduced exposure to environmental toxins and other
stressors are essential to improving the health of today’s
children. However, to best help children with these
conditions we also need to do what we can to ensure
that their airways are not obstructed and that they have
good breathing.
Children with the chronic health problems and
changing facial structure of modern society mentioned
above very often also suffer from poor respiratory health
and poor breathing habits. Children with allergies
and poor immune health frequently have obstructed
airways due to enlarged adenoids and tonsils, blocked
and runny noses, asthma, croup and frequent upper
respiratory tract infections. As a result of or in conjunction
with this, children develop functional breathing
disorders such as mouth breathing, breathing pattern
disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnoea,
hyperventilation and hypoventilation. These disorders
of breathing can then contribute to structural changes 

and vicious cycles of dysfunction that have repercussions
for children’s health and the attractiveness of
their appearance.