Is Bowen treatment covered by my pet insurance?
The cover given varies from insurance company to insurance company. You will need to check with your own insurers to find out if the Bowen Technique is recognised by them.
Is there any condition unsuitable for treatment?
No. Canine Bowen is an holistic treatment and treats the body as a whole. It promotes the dog’s own healing ability and can be safely used in conjunction with veterinary and other treatments. Any concerns as to your dog’s treatment can be discussed in confidence with your Bowen Therapist.
My dog is very nervous/excitable – would you still be able to give him a treatment?
Yes. It is natural for many dogs to be excitable and part of the initial visit is to establish trust between the therapist and dog and to allow the dog time to settle before commencing any treatment. An initial consultation can last up to an hour. Much of this time is spent establishing a rapport with the dog. The dog itself will determine the length of time of the hands on element of the treatment. No treatment is forced on any dog as this is counter productive to the healing process. The treatment itself is quite calming and the dog is allowed to move freely in between Bowen moves.
Is the treatment painful?
No. Most dogs seem to enjoy the gentle and calming treatment offered by Bowen therapy. It is never forced upon the dogs and as animals tend to be very attuned to their own bodies and needs, they instinctively know when to take a break and come back for more. There is no hard manipulation, no pulling or cracking of joints, no insertion of needles and no massaging with oils.
Where can dogs be treated?
Christine recommends that dogs are treated in their home environment, believing that in their own familiar surroundings they are more relaxed and receptive to treatment.
Do I need consent from my vet?
The Canine Bowen technique is regarded as a manipulative therapy covered by the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 2015 of the 1966 Veterinary Surgeons Act, allowing non-veterinarians to work on an animal on referral from their Vet. Treatment is therefore only available on veterinary referral. Please click here to download Veterinary referral form.
How many treatments will my dog need?
Often one or two treatments at weekly intervals may be sufficient to achieve a noticeable change, although further treatments may be required in some cases. Some owners find that regular/periodic ‘top up treatments’ are beneficial as a means of health maintenance and stress management for their dog
My dog is very old? Will this affect treatment?
Age is no barrier for Bowen treatments. Elderly dogs often have conditions such as arthritis which can be improved by Bowen. It can also assist in improving general well being and boosting energy levels.