Bowen Therapy is a gentle remedial hands-on treatment that is very relaxing. Using light touch the therapist makes precise moves over muscle and soft tissue. It is believed that these moves generate signals via the body’s autonomic nervous system, which in turn helps the body to begin its own natural healing processes.
The treatment is named after Tom Bowen, who devised it in Australia in the 1950s. He treated 13,000 patients a year with an 80-90% success rate. Bowen was first brought to the UK in 1993. Bowen therapy is one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative therapies as it has a remarkable record of success.
A key element of Bowen is to treat the body as a whole, not just the presenting symptoms or named condition, the aim being to get the client back to their best as soon as possible.
I was introduced to Bowen by being used as a case study by someone doing their training. I was so impressed by the results that you can get from such a gentle treatment that I had to look into it more for myself. When I found out that you could also go on to treat horses with Bowen I knew that this was the route I wanted to take.
I have been involved with horses since I was 4yrs old and still have two now that I compete.