Allow 1 hour for an initial appointment - For follow up or subsequent visits allow 30- 45 minutes
To keep your dog or cat comfortable during their session we go at their pace and are guided by their responses.
After the session you will be provided with an after- care sheet.
Bowen Therapy addresses the entire body, through restoring balance in the musculo-skeletal system and the autonomic nervous system. The Bowen moves impact the body in a number of ways – through fascial lines, nervous system receptors, muscles, acupuncture points along meridians, and lymphatic drainage. A Bowen therapy session triggers the body to begin the healing process and influences the nervous system to relax and affects the muscles and fascia to bring the body back into balance. Some pets will feel immediate relief, while most will experience changes in their body after 2 or 3 days and over the next week.
How Often should I schedule a session?
For maintenance of general health and well being - a treatment every three - six months
For performance, sports, major events, showing - two or three treatments leading up to an event 1-2 wks apart
For an acute injury at least two or three consecutive sessions are recommended and before re-assessing
Chronic conditions such as arthritis management, spinal issues, senior pet maintenance and rehabilitation after injury or surgery will benefit from a regular maintenance program every 2 - 8 weeks dependant on the individual animal and their particular issue
Response To Treatment
The first session can be an unusual experience for your dog/cat, so they need time to become accustomed to the situation and the therapy, some dogs/cats can be a bit anxious initially, while most love it right away!
The second session should ideally be 7-10 days later to lock in and consolidate the work of the previous treatment.
Once the condition improves the time between treatments can be increased; this time is dependant on age, health, length of time since the original injury, illness or issue.
The number of sessions needed for improvement can vary from two or three to more; again dependant on many factors
Even though Bowen Therapy and Emmett Technique are very gentle the animal may momentarily react to painful trigger points over tender or painful areas but it is generally a pleasant experience.
Every animal is unique, so individual responses to treatments will vary and it is up to each individual animals body as to how they will respond and the amount of healing that they are capable of when given the right conditions.
Is Bowen & Emmett Therapy Safe?
It is suitable for all ages from puppies, during pregnancy, for the seniors and every age in between. Bowen Therapy and Emmett Technique are very safe for all animals of all ages and stages of life!
After Treatment Care:
Most dogs will have a deep “healing sleep” after a Bowen session so allow them to rest for as long as they need, to allow their body to respond to the work. Let them take it easy for a day or 2 or more depending on their problem. Over the following few days your dog may experience different reactions as its body continues to make changes and integrate the effects of the treatment. The body can experience continuing therapeutic benefit over several days post treatment and other forms of manipulative therapy are discouraged for up to five days after a session, as they may interfere with the efficacy of the work.
No brushing or bathing should be carried out for at least 2 days after treatment. This allows time for the body to adjust and to derive the most benefit from the treatment.
Make sure that fresh clean drinking water is available as the treatment can make animals quite thirsty.
This video follows the progress of one of my doggy clients, Kelly (13 year old) Kelpie. Kelly had a long standing injury to her hind quarters that conventional veterinary treatment had not been able to help. Her owner was starting to think the kindest thing might be to put her to sleep to end her suffering.
The video shows her before Bowen therapy commenced and then the progress after each of her bowen therapy sessions.
Kelly had 3 treatments 1 week apart and then a 12 day break before her 4th treatment to give her body time to heal and respond. The difference is amazing and her owner loves that she now has a new dog!