The Canine Bowen Technique (CBT) is a ‘light-touch’ therapy offering dogs a gentle, non-invasive and effective hands-on technique that may promote healing, pain-relief and body/energy rebalancing. It is based on the principles of a successful human modality – the Bowen Technique – which was developed by Tom Bowen, in Australia in the 1950’s, and brought to the UK in the early 1990’s.
Clients cases often seen at Carole’s Canine Bowen Technique clinic are:
- Acute injury – sprains & strains.
- Chronic Illness and degenerative disease.
- Improving the dog’s quality of life.
- Rescue/rehomed dogs.
- Relaxation of tenseness from previous trauma.
- Pre and Post surgery – reducing recovery times.
- Performance of competition, showing, sports & working dogs.
Dogs have an innate understanding of their own bodies requirements. Carole believes a dog’s awareness works on a level many humans cannot even begin to interpret.
Canine Bowen Technique is not forced on the dogs being treated, the dog works with the therapist and may indicate when they have received what they need from the treatment.
Therapists use fingers and thumbs on precise points on the dog’s body and apply a gentle rolling movement over muscle and soft tissue. These gentle powerful moves are interspersed with short breaks to allow the dog’s body to assimilate the work and start the process of rebalancing/realignment.
Regular maintenance treatments may be of particular benefit for some dogs, especially the elderly, those with chronic conditions or active working dogs.