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.

The two ends of a muscle attach the body, usually, but not always, to bone. These places of attachment are known as the origin and insertion of a muscle. When it comes to the lats, the origin is complicated, but the insertion is simple.

The lats muscle originates on top from the bottom six thoracic vertebrae and the last three or four ribs. Part of the origin also includes the thoracolumbar fascia at the level of the lumbar and sacralvertebrae, as well as the back one third of the outside part of the top of your hip bone. And finally, the origin of the lats includes just a tiny little bit of the bottom angle of your shoulder blade.

As the muscle fibers of the lats extend from the origin to the insertion point (the insertion for the lats is located on the inner aspect of your upper arm bone, just below the shoulder joint) they taper into a point. In this way (from a wide origin to a pin pointed insertion), the muscle forms a triangular-like shape.