I treat people from my clinic in Stroud (details found on the contact me page)
A medical history will be taken on your first treatment, so please remember to bring a list of medications and supplements you are taking. As Bowen is holistic it is beneficial to gain a full understanding of your health, both present and past, including accidents and injuries. It may have seemed irrelevant at the time, but can have an impact on health in the future.
You do not need to undress for a Bowen treatment as most of the moves can be done through light clothing. I would recommend a loose fitting cotton t shirt and tracksuit bottoms. Jeans are not suitable.
3 -4 initial treatments are usually recommended before a review is made of your progress.
Back, neck and shoulder pain
Joint pain & stiffness
Hip, knee & ankle pain
Osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis
Sport's injuries, pre & post op care
Stress & anxiety
IBS & other digestive issues
Charges: £45 in clinic. £45 + travel for home visits (travel = 45p p/mile) Sessions are approx 1hr
Treatments for dogs are similar to those for people. The moves are applied in the same way, although the treatment pace is often dictated by the dogs who will sometimes wander off to process the work.
Prior to treating the dog, a full background history is taken. This will include information about the dog's daily lifestyle such as diet, exercise, temperament, behaviour etc. This helps to build a clearer picture on areas that may have an impact on the condition the dog is being treated with.
A full hands on and visual assessment will be made - how your dog stands, moves and feels etc
Dogs that have regular Bowen often walk over and present the area they want or need working on.
Back & neck issues
Hip & elbow dysplasia
Soft tissue tension
Pre & post op care
Sporting /working dogs - injuries & maintenance
Stress & anxiety
Charges; £40 per treatment. Travel charges apply after 10 miles - 45p p/mile
The same procedures apply to the treatment of horses, but now we have the added complication of tack and a rider - but that is why it is so beneficial to have a therapist that can address both of you.
We all know the importance of regular shoeing or trimming to maintain correct hoof balance - you know the old saying "No foot, No horse" , as well as saddle checks and routine dentistry. However it is quite often a rider issue that is having an impact on the horse - do you feel like a stirrup is longer than the other? Or perhaps you keep loosing a strap when you ride - these are signs that your body is imbalanced and you can guarantee your horse will feel that and it will have an impact on your horse's performance.
I am very much aware of the emotional welfare of our horses, and how a previous incident or event can have a detrimental effect on their behaviour. It is not uncommon for a horse that has previously had a badly fitting saddle which has caused pain and restriction to still react to that saddle or ridden work e.g. a buck when asked to transition for a while after the saddle and back has been corrected. Equine Bowen, which has an impact on the limbic system (the part of the brain that is responsible for emotional behaviours) seems to be able to facilitate a processing and releasing of that old emotion.
Many aspects of our horse's lives can cause physical and emotional issues such as box rest, separation anxiety, change of yard, work load, competitions etc - all of this is taken into account when treating your horse.
A full back ground history is taken followed by a thorough hands on and visual assessment before treatment takes place. I may ask to see you ride if necessary.
Restriction of movement
Pain - changes in behaviour/performance
Maintenance for sports horses - enhancing performance, aiding recovery
Post op/injury rehab
Charges; £45. Travel charges apply after 10 miles - 45p p/mile
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