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 latissimus dorsi muscle is a huge, triangularly shaped back muscle that helps you do things like pull ups, swimming and even breathing. The lats are superfiscially located, which means they are clearly visible (when the skin is removed). In other words, you don't have to dissect away layers of muscles to locate the lats. And lucky for we non-medical personnel, (in people with well-developed back muscles in particular) you don't absolutely have to remove the skin to notice the lats; you can identify this important back muscle by its shape.

Latissimus Dorsi Muscle