I found this nice short article that talks about using Bowen Therapy to make the connection between the muscle tone (tense/relaxed) sensors (golgi bodies) and the signals that are sent to them via the nervous system.
Most often chronic pain is due to muscles that are too continuously too tense. These tense muscles pull the their attached bones and joints out of alignment and the muscles on the other side of the body or limb to be stretch too much. Some times it’s even the too stretched side that hurts more then the “tense” side.
Bowen works the fascia structures that are surround and attached to the muscles and structural tissue to effect a “re-toning”, relaxing or tightening as needed. This allows the bones and joints to realign and release the kinks or constrictions in essential fluids for nourishment and healing.