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Bowen Therapy

Jann answers some frequently asked questions relating to the Bowen Technique.

Q. What is Bowen?
A. The Bowen Technique originates from Australia and is now used world wide on people and animals. It is a non-invasive neuro-muscular treatment, which involves gentle finger, thumb and hand movements at key points in combination and sequences, over muscle and connective tissue. Bowen allows the body to increase circulation, detox, heal, release pain, muscle spasm and address skeletal imbalances. These moves are gentle and subtle and do not involve any manipulation.

Q. Is the treatment painful? Equine bowen and massage
A. No, it is gentle but very effective, usually within 10 minutes the horse or person will start to relax and enjoy the treatment, often in the case of a horse, dropping the head and closing their eyes.

Q.What problems can it help with horses?
A. Tight muscles, back pain and discomfort, the top line of a horse, crookedness, lymphangitis, intermittent lameness, uneven muscle development-muscle wastage, behaviour problems, lack of performance, cold backed-bucking, change of temperament, difficulty in obtaining or maintaining condition, uneven gait, general stiffness or stiffness on one rein, resistance going forward or laterally, shortening of stride-not tracking up. Withers quivering, soreness and tension around withers or girth area. Tension in general.

Q. Are the effects instantaneous?
A. Yes, by the end of the treatment the muscular system would have already started to let down and changes in the horse can visibly start to occur. Below you can see before and after images of the effects of the Bowen Technique, along with good management.

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Q. What type of horse can be worked on?
A. I work on every type of horse, my client’s horses range from child’s ponies to large shires and from race horses to International Show Jumpers and Event and Dressage horses. My treatments can improve performance on all shapes and sizes and of any discipline.

Q. How long does the treatment take?
A. For the first treatment, between 40-60 minutes, depending on the amount of problems found and how long the horse has been compensating. A second treatment is always necessary 7-10 days later.

Q. Can I ride straight after a treatment?
A. No, generally not. When giving a treatment you are setting the body into motion to clear and relax the muscles and depending on the degree of problems this can have subtle or dramatic effects on the horse. Either way you would not want to be asking questions of the horse in a work mode when their body is trying to detox, heal and balance itself. Firstly, it would not be fair on the horse and secondly, it could hinder the best results that I would be looking to obtain.

Q. Is Bowen for people as well?
A. Yes, from new born to the elderly. It can help, back, neck, hip, shoulder, joint and muscle pain. I have also worked with MS and stroke patients, helping to improve their quality of life.

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Jann Turner has been a fully certified Human Bowen Therapist for the last 13 years, and has great belief in how this technique can have such astonishing effects on the human body. If you would like to find out more about how this treatment could help you personally please call Jann for an informal, no obligations chat
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Jann has always had a great passion towards the care and management of horses, and believes that all horses should be given the best possible care. With vast theraputic knowledge and experience in the equestrian industry, Jann is pleased to offer The Bowen Technique to new clients. If you require any information, have any further questions concerning the Bowen Technique or would like to book a session for your horse please do not hesitate to call or email.

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