It’s not really a secret that I am abit of a geek when it comes to all things dog related. I’d heard of the Bowen Technique but don’t know an awful lot about it so I reached out to a local practitioner (Sally Fryer) and asked her to give me a little insight. I then asked if she would write something that I could share. If you have never heard of it before it’s worth a read, I just wish I had known about it when Taz got abit creaky in her old age.
“The Wonderful (and rather secret) World of Canine Bowen Therapy.
Canine Bowen therapy is a treatment that many people have never heard of. Before I became a Bowen therapist way back in 2002, I had never heard of it either.
As therapies go, it’s a bit of an anomaly. Gentle rolling moves are made over specific points on the body. It really looks like the therapist is doing nothing at all. The old “no pain, no gain” proverb well and truly goes out of the window. This hands-on treatment could hardly be more hands-off! It works by triggering a self-heal in the body. No physical manipulation takes place, making it a fantastic treatment for animals in pain, older patients, or those needing post-operative or palliative care.
I have had amazing results working on dogs with hip dysplasia, lameness, spondylosis, and arthritis to name just a few. I work on agility & show dogs as it also aids ease of movement. However, Bowen goes a lot deeper and also helps with dogs who are nervous or stressed. Rescue dogs and reactive dogs benefit hugely from Bowen. The therapy allows the dog to relax into a rest and repair mode, so they are better able to cope with potential triggers.
I am based in Harrogate but travel throughout Yorkshire and work on dogs in their own home, so that they can be in their safe space and gain the most from the treatment. Most dogs fall into a deep sleep as the soft connective tissues relax and tension releases.
If you feel your dog is struggling, either with a musculoskeletal issue, with an organic problem, or emotional stress, do feel free to get in touch to discuss what I may be able to do to help.
Sally Fryer – Harrogate Bowen 07850 475959