The human body may be compared to an intricate musical instrument that requires adequate tuning for correct function. When a string on a musical instrument is held and played at a particular point, a resonance is established that creates a distinctive tone. Both finding the exact point to hold the string and the way the string is plucked affect the quality of the tone. In the same way the body responds to the technique of the Bowenwork® therapist.The study of sound in relation to healing suggests that specific frequencies affect particular parts of the body. It is believed that Bowenwork® sets up vibrational patterns that correspond to particular areas of the body. The body then attempts to alter its vibration to match these ideal vibrational patterns and in so doing, brings itself into harmony.