Bowen Therapy Bowen therapy is a gentle form of bodywork where the body is activated to detect stresses and release tension. The Bowen technique consists of a series of gentle challenges to muscles and soft tissues, usually followed by a rolling action. The moves are gentle but profound and at specific locations on the body. A Bowen therapist will tailor the treatment to the person and their condition. Bowen incorporates important pauses which allow the body to integrate the move and respond to it. To facilitate a deep relaxation and healing environment, the therapist may leave the room or sit quietly during this time.