equine bowen

Posted August 22nd, 2010 in blog by Lindsay

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, non-intrusive hands on therapy which stimulates the body’s inner ability to heal itself to be activated. This reorganisation of the musculature of the body can bring increased energy levels and pain relief. As a soft tissue therapy, it ‘disturbs’ the fascia or 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, treating the whole body and is generally a pleasant and relaxing experience. A treatment will take 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

  • 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 or deterioration of performance

Horses can also injure their backs by getting cast, pulling back when tied up, slipping on tarmac or icy roads, and from poorly fitting saddles or rugs. Many older horses that have been retired due to stiffness have returned to gentle hacking following EBT.

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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.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Donnell Fonda says:

    Acute pain might be mild and last just a moment, or it might be severe and last for weeks or months. In most cases, acute pain does not last longer than six months, and it disappears when the underlying cause of pain has been treated or has healed. Unrelieved acute pain, however, might lead to chronic pain.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Hello Donnell!

    Thanks for your comment for my site, just interested to make contact and ask what you do and where you do it- in response to your comment. Have you had Bowen before? Or have you been diagnosed with acute pain?! I hope that it wasn’t why you were up at ten to five this morning! 🙂


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