about bowen therapy
Bowen therapy offers a non-manipulative gentle hands-on treatment over specific points of the body’s soft tissues often corresponding to known acupressure points.
The technique has a direct effect on the musculoskeletal framework in particular the fascia or connective tissue that lies beneath the skin and surrounds the body’s structures. By stretching or influencing the fascia, this sends sensory information to the brain encouraging the body to re-set itself via the nervous system. The horse will exhibit positive signs of parasympathetic connection by chewing, licking, yawning, stamping a foot or stretching during a treatment session.
In addition to musculoskeletal benefits, systemic influences can also be observed post treatment such as lymphatic changes and the elimination of toxins shown by the reduction of swelling or the speeding up of the post exertion recovery process.