Canine Bowen Technique is based on the principles of the successful Human Bowen Technique using 'light-touch' moves over muscle, ligament, tendon and/or fascia at specific points of the dog's body.
These gentle yet often powerful moves are interspersed with short breaks to allow the dog's body to assimilate the work and start the healing process of rebalancing and realignment.
The Bowen Technique was adapted for use on dogs in this country in 2001 by Ron & Sally Askew, whom founded the European Guild of Canine Bowen Therapists (EGCBT) in 2003.
Canine Bowen Technique treats the dog as a whole and not specific symptoms, so we do not diagnose, prescribe or alter medications. It is complementary to and not a substitute for veterinary care and is only available on veterinary referral.
Often only one or two treatments at weekly intervals may be all that's required to achieve a noticeable change.
My canine patients are treated in the comfort of their own home and a typical appointment will last up to an hour enabling me to observie your dog, discuss their behaviour, lifestyle and health including any concerns you may have.
All dogs are treated on the floor and are free to move about naturally. The duration of the 'hands-on' part of the session will be dictated by your dog and is no longer than 20 mins per session.
After Care advice will be provided at the end of the treatment.
Canine Bowen Technique Cases
Patient's cases often seen at clinic include..
- Acute Injury - sprains & strains
- Chronic conditions & degenerative disease - pain relief
- Rescue and/or re-homed dogs - relaxation for stress and/or trauma
- Pre & Post Operative Surgery - assisting with preparation and recovery times
- Fear based anxiety - Fireworks, thunderstorms etc.
Canine Bowen Technique can also be used as a maintenance treatment to help keep the body in optimum balance. This can be particularly useful for working dogs and dogs regularly competing in agility type activities.