Fed up with pain and discomfort?

try Bowen Therapy?


A complementary therapy that works over muscle, ligament, tendon, fascia and skeleton to re- align and balance the body, equine or human. It has an excellent track record in helping relieve many symptoms.

LESLEY CALDER BTAA
Human and Equine Bowen Therapist
t: 07776 099876 e: lcbowen@btinternet.com
www.bowen-technique.co.uk
GHC Registered

HUMAN BOWEN THERAPY

A complementary therapy, with no forceful manipulation or deep massage, a gentle and non-invasive holistic treatment that helps to re-balance the body and promote the healing process.

During the treatment the lymphatic and circulatory systems are activated along with the muscles and the central nervous system. There is no forceful manipulation or massage - just a series of gentle rolling moves made over fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves.

Bowen Therapy - an effective technique for all musculo-skeletal and many other health problems.

Small breaks of about 2mins are given between some of the moves throughout the treatment to allow the body to adjust and absorb the moves.

EQUINE BOWEN THERAPY

A series of rolling moves are made over fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments in specific areas and in a planned sequence. The treatment has breaks of about 2mins between the moves to allow the horses body to absorb the work.

During the treatment the horses lymphatic and circulatory systems are activated along with the muscles and central nervous system, this in turn aligns the skeletal system taking pressure off the internal organs promoting good functional health.

The horse is a natural athlete and is designed to move with freedom in an unimpaired way. Any restriction is likely to be accompanied by pain or discomfort or both.

Equine Bowen Therapy is covered by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a treatment suitable for all ages and physical types of equine but is not intended to take the place of veterinary advice.



Cost £35.00


A typical Bowen session will last between 45mins to 1hour.

It can be performed over light weight clothing

A hands on holistic therapy - the Bowen Technique involves very gentle but direct activation over structures in the body namely: muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, joints and nerves.

During a Bowen treatment one or more of these structures will be activated, sometimes singly and sometimes at the same time depending on where the move is being performed on the body.
A common thread is that all Bowen moves involve some sort of activation on the fascia as it envelops or is integral to all of the above.

All structures that are activated during a Bowen treatment have sensory nerves innervating them in order to give feedback to the spinal cord and the brain about the state of that particular structure, whether it is hot, cold, stretched or painful etc.

With every movement the human body makes certain muscles have to contract which means that corresponding muscles have to extend.

This activity is controlled at the level of the spinal cord and the brain.

Small breaks of about 2mins are given between some of the moves throughout the treatment, this is to allow the body to adjust and absorb the moves.

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Bowen can give effective pain relief from a range of ailments including


Back pain and Sciatica
Digestive and Bowel problems
Respiratory problems
Hip, Knee and Ankle pain
Neck and Shoulder pain
Repetitive strain injuries


This treatment is suitable for all ages and physical types but is not intended to take the place of medical advice.


CONTACT: 07776099876 lcbowen@btinternet.com
Lesley Calder BTAA Fully qualified and insured


The Importance Of Water

Water is the most neglected nutrient in any diet but one of the most vital.

It is essential for the maintenance of every physiological process in the humans body. Dehydration causes loss of ability to function properly. If you lose 2.5% of your body weight as water you will lose 25% of your efficiency.

If there is no water to drink then you must not eat as this will cause dehydration further. Adequate hydration is critically important.

Water helps to maintain body temperature, metabolize body fat, aids digestion, lubricates and cushions organs, transports nutrients and helps to flush waste products from the body via the kidneys.

As a rule humans need about 1.5 litres per day.


CONTACT: 07776099876 lcbowen@btinternet.com
Lesley Calder BTAA Fully qualified and insured


Cost £35.00

A typical treatment will last between 45mins to 1 hour. Ideally the horse should be given the rest of the day off after treatment and the following day.

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Some of the conditions that Equine Bowen Therapy can help:

Stiffness on one rein
Heaviness in the hands
Stretching the neck
Restriction of the shoulders
Shortening of stride
Sore back
Sore or tense withers
Uneven muscle development
Restricted movement in lateral work
Speeds recovery from illness
Simply as a treat for your horse


CONTACT: 07776099876 lcbowen@btinternet.com
Lesley Calder Fully qualified and insured


The Importance Of Water


Water is the most neglected nutrient in any diet but one of the most vital.

It is essential for the maintenance of every physiological process in the horses body.

Horses only produce saliva when they chew and saliva produces an important buffer for stomach acid. Dehydration causes loss of ability to function properly.

Water helps to maintain body temperature, metabolize body fat, aids digestion, lubricates and cushions organs,transports nutrients, and helps to flush waste products from the body via the kidneys.

As a general rule horses should drink between two and four litres of fresh water per kg. of dry feed.
CASE STUDY

Dark bay mare, 9yrs old, 16.1 reasonably fit, regularly wormed and shod. No saddle fitting issues. Turned out during the day in winter and out 24hrs in the summer. Noted slight dishing with both front feet.

Specific problems:

Not using herself behind, appeared to drag her hind legs a little. Unwilling to canter, strike-off always on the wrong leg with her head in the air and very un-balanced.

The rider/owner has always found the horse stiff when schooling her and by her own admission does not do very much because it is always an unhappy experience for both her and her horse.

When I first started treating this horse I was barely able to put my hands on her without either being threatened with a kick or a bite. Her body rippled each time I touched her, she moved away from me, ears back, swinging her quarters. With patience I was able to treat her, giving long breaks in between the moves and she was eventually able to relax a little.
The rider gave her horse three days off after the first treatment and then took her into the arena at walk only doing large figure of eights on a long rein. The owner reported the best most forward going walk she had ever felt.

At the second treatment a week later the horse was more relaxed. I gave her a full treatment again paying close attention to her reactions when I worked over he gluteal muscles, tensor facia lata and the hamstring areas, she was tense through her withers, pectorals and deltoid areas.

Again she was given the next two days off after treatment.

CONTACT: 07776099876 lcbowen@btinternet.com
Lesley Calder Fully qualified and insured