The Bowen technique is a soft tissue remedial therapy, named after its innovator Tom Bowen. The technique involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament tendon and fascia in various parts of the body. The work that a Bowen therapist performs is very subtle, relaxing and gentle, involving no hard or prolonged pressure. During a session the client will lie on a therapy table, although the work can be effectively carried out with the client in a chair for pregnancy and comfort of some. The treatment is essentially holistic, treating the whole body and helping it to maintain the natural state of homeostasis.