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What Is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen was developed in the 1950's in Geelong, Australia by Tom Bowen and is now being taught and practised all over the world with wonderful results!

Bowen Therapy is a soft tissue or fascial manipulation used to correct bio-mechanical and neural dysfunctions and relieves pain.

Bowen Therapy involves sequences of small, gentle moves across fibres by the rolling of muscle and tendon in an organised manner at specific points on the body over muscle insertions, trigger points and spinal reflex points. The moves which are made through the fascia, stimulate the brain and body to begin the healing process. These moves impact the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, organs, the nervous system, skin, vascular and lymphatic systems in the body.

It is a gentle yet powerful technique that sends neurological impulses through activating receptors to the brain resulting in immediate responses of muscle release and pain reduction. These receptors inform the nervous system of the state of tension, lengthen or stretch in the muscles bringing a balance to the mental, physical and emotional well being with non intrusive movements. Bowen treatment can bring lasting relief from pain and discomfort and return the body back to balance.

During the treatment there are short breaks or intervals which allow time for the impact of the moves to create change in the body.

If you've ever had a session you'll know how good it feels too, it's no wonder dogs love receiving it!

Since Bowen Therapy is a holistic therapy, it does not rely on a detailed diagnosis, which can be costly and often indeterminate. Bowen Therapy treats the whole body, and its holistic effects can resolve problems over and above the initial reason for seeking treatment.

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In a nutshell: Bowen Therapy is a dynamic, holistic therapy that uses a neuromuscular approach to health care and is completely safe and natural!

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Emmett Technique For Dogs & Animals

Discover how this gentle and safe neuro-muscular, muscle release technique can be used to address pain and discomfort, improve body movement and restrictions. I am very excited to be introducing this technique to the Mornington Peninsula and look forward to helping your animals feel even better! This amazing technique was also developed here in Australia by Ross Emmett.

BENEFITS: Symptoms which may be relieved:

Issues that may be helped but not limited to …
  • General Health & wellness
  • Soft tissue issues
  • Management of arthritis
  • Senior dog and cat care
  • Lymphatic drainage for swelling, or sluggish gut function
  • Rehabilitation
  • Muscle injury and Muscular spasm
  • Behavioural issues if caused by pain
  • Lameness, limping, gaiting problems
  • Patella Luxation
  • Cruciate Ligament injuries
  • Stifle instability
  • Wrist sprains/strains, elbows
  • TMJ and jaw issues
  • Muscular degeneration
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Shoulder and neck problems
  • Hindquarter, hamstrings and tail carriage
  • Back pain and inflammation
  • Rehab after injury or accident
  • Pain relief
  • Nerve degeneration
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Kidney and Liver problems
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Immune System and Lymphatics
  • Allergies & skin conditions
  • Rescue dogs - relief of stress & the effects of trauma
  • Stress, grief & anxiety issues
  • Maintain show dogs & sporting dogs in peak condition
  • Improves co-ordination and balances movement
  • Recovery and prep for Agility and racing dogs
  • Increase circulation and blood flow
  • Recovery after illness
  • Scar tissue release

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Boston Terrier receiving Bowen


canine bowen therapy for senior dogs
These therapies can be included as part of a wellness and maintenance plan for growing puppies during the vital stages of their development since they can knock themselves around quite a bit during rough play or just by being a normal clumsy puppy.

Just as we perform regular maintenance on our car to keep them running smoothly, our animals also benefit from regular 'tune ups' to keep their bodies healthy and to catch any issues early preventing them from developing into chronic problems!

One of the most rewarding parts of what I do is witnessing the effect these therapies have on senior dogs, improving their comfort levels, restoring function and improving their mobility and quality of life.
It's so rewarding to see the spark returning to their beautiful eyes once their body is eased back into balance and they start feeling more comfortable again!

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