Equine Bowen Therapy
Cath is a qualified European School of Equine Bowen Therapy Practitioner, Reg no. 1230, and a member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapies.
Cath's combination of skills in training and Bowen Therapy mean she has a unique perspective on how your horse's physical state effects his work. By working with horses in hand and under saddle, as well as being a hands on therapist, Cath often picks up on problems that others miss. Cath can help you and your horse work through behavioural issues that are actually pain-based, become straight and balanced, and regain symmetry and even muscling.
The Bowen Technique
Bowen therapy is a gentle, non-intrusive hands on therapy, which stimulates the body’s inner ability to heal itself. This reorganisation of the musculature of the body can bring increased energy levels and pain relief.
Equine Bowen Therapy allows the horse to perform his best for his rider. Likewise, by addressing any muscular stiffness in the rider with the Bowen Technique, the horse will appreciate a balanced weight on his back!
Any correction of a horse’s problem may not hold unless the rider is also in complete structural balance. As with many holistic therapies, the body is treated as a whole, without referral to named disease. Bowen Therapists will treat the complete body, horse or human, and not a specific disease.
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Holistic Therapy for Horse and Rider
As a soft tissue therapy, it ‘disturbs’ the connective tissue. There is no pulling or cracking of joints and no insertion of needles. The therapist uses fingers or thumbs in a rolling action over specific muscles, tendons and ligaments, incorporating resting periods to allow the body to absorb the information and respond accordingly.
The treatment is essentially holistic, addressing the whole body and is generally a pleasant and relaxing experience, taking approximately 45 minutes. Two or three treatments, usually at weekly intervals, may be required to achieve lasting relief.
The technique is useful for a wide range of conditions from acute pain to chronic conditions. Problems which respond well to EBT include:
- Unlevelness, disunited gait or irregular action.
- Uneven wear of shoes.
- Muscle atrophy or uneven development.
- Stiffness on one rein.
- 'Cold back' or sore back.
- Sluggish lymphatic system or weakened immune system.
- Uncharacteristic change of temperament.
- Deterioration of performance.