If you’ve ever suffered from a sore back, neck or shoulders, you’ll know how painful it can be. Dogs can have back problems, too, but they can’t tell us. We have to rely on our powers of observation to know if a dog is in pain.
Vets are not trained to specifically deal with spinal problems. They will offer drugs and surgery. They might even misdiagnose your dog’s condition, calling it arthritis when there is, in fact, a spinal misalignment.
The Bowen Technique is a simple and powerful technique that helps to relieve all kinds of pain. It is so gentle that it can be used on anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly. It is also practiced on animals by people who have specifically trained to treat animals.
The Bowen Technique is not massage, acupressure or chiropractic. There is no manipulation, adjustment or force used. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers to gently move muscles and tissues. In between each set of moves, the practitioner leaves the room.
These pauses and the gentleness of the treatment are what make Bowen unique. It offers rapid, long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Most conditions respond within 2-3 treatments
While it can help speed up recovery time, the Bowen Technique is not meant to replace medical or veterinary treatment. However, you can ask your vet to refer you to a specialist. Due to its high rate of success, more and more members of the medical profession continue to be amazed at its effectiveness and have begun to add the Bowen Technique to their practices.
How does it work?
The autonomic nervous system controls over 80% of bodily functions (cardiac, respiratory, peripheral circulation, reproductive, endocrine, gastrointestinal) and is very susceptible to stress and emotional tensions. For healing to happen, the body needs to shift from sympathetic (fight/ flight mode) to parasympathetic (vegetative mode) dominance. For this to happen, it needs time and space to literally unwind and "digest" physical and emotional stress. The Bowen Technique facilitates these positive shifts.
The Bowen Technique also stimulates circulation of energy and clears energetic blocks. Coincidentally, several of the moves are located along acupuncture meridians or on specific acupuncture points which are known to stimulate and balance the body’s energy.
Frances Carter (Cornwall): 01637 879374
Angela Ricards (Devon): http://www.purelybowen.co.uk/
Winkie Spiers (London): http://www.winkiespiers.com/
Monica Mininni (London & Surrey): http://www.londonbowentechnique.co.uk/
Maddy Casey (Somerset): http://www.maddycasey.co.uk/
Sue Rook (West Midlands): 01922 418962
Or to find a therapist near you go to: http://bowendirectory.com/
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