Equine Bowen Technique is a holistic therapy using non-intrusive manipulation of soft tissues and fascia.
Equine Bowen Therapy is based on the same principles as Human Bowen Therapy. It supports and promotes healing, pain relief and works to reset and balance the whole body. Being a non-invasive treatment this means that Bowen therapy is safe for all equines including foals. It is a soft tissue remedial therapy that involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia on various parts of the body. Bowen therapy can be used for many different conditions.
The benefits of Equine Bowen Therapy:
- It works with the circulatory system, increasing blood circulation and so enhancing oxygen and nutrients around the horse’s body.
- Assists the lymphatic system in removing toxins and helping to reduce soft tissue swelling.
- Switches the body into parasympathetic dominance aiding relaxation and digestion.
- Helps to relieve tension and ease stiffness.
- Increases flexibility and suppleness.
- Can have a positive effect on performance, increasing the range and efficiency of movement, stride length and elevation.
- Promotes pain relief as Bowen activates an endorphin release.
Bowen Therapy focuses the brain to the area of a problem and allows an assessment of the tension in a specific muscle and surrounding tissue. It is a process of stimulation and response, re-balancing and re-aligning. The body can and does find re-alignment though precise soft tissue releases.
Following a treatment, many horse owners and riders report that their horse feels freer, more balanced and relaxed in their back and shoulders, with more elevation in their stride and more power in their paces.
Function can be compromised by many different factors and once dysfunction has been created, symptoms often follow. The list is not exhaustive but to name a few :-
- Disunited gait, irregular action, falling in on left or right rein.
- Lameness, uneven wear of shoes, dragging toes.
- Muscle atrophy or uneven muscle development.
- Stiffness and inability to bend.
- 'Cold' or sore back
- Sluggish lymphatic system or weakened immune system.
- Uncharacteristic change of temperament or deterioration of performance.
The above list are all conditions that tend to respond well to Equine Bowen Therapy.
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* Please note that veterinary consent is required before treating horses.
To comply with Advertising Standards Authority guidelines and to present a balanced and honest representation of bowen therapy, you should be aware of the following:
There has been good success using bowen therapy with all the conditions or symptoms listed but I offer no guarantee or promise of a successful outcome for any treatment undertaken.
Claims of efficacy are based upon empirical evidence and previous client testimony. If in doubt seek veterinary opinion.
Please also note that Bowen Therapy is not intended as a substitute for veterinary advice or intervention. If in doubt, please consult your Vet.