Bowenwork is a gentle, holistic, healing therapy. Bowen's gentle ''moves'' over muscle and other soft tissue address the whole body, stimulating it to reset and heal itself. The mechanisms or action work primarily through the nervous system on both structural and energetic levels
Many licensed practitioners, such as, doctors, nurses, massage therapists, and chiropractors, have trained in the Bowen Technique. Bowen work practitioners initially take 7 Modules to learn the basic skills, and can become certified in Bowenwork through the Bowen Academy of Australia at that time. Many choose to continue with Continuing Education Programs of Specialized Bowen Procedures 1 and 2, and they can then become accredited as Professional Bowenwork Practitioners.