Equine Touch is a specialized form of Bowen uniquely developed for equines. In describing how the techniques work both will be referred to as the Bowen Technique.
In the Bowen Technique the entire body is restored to balance via the nervous system. Over 80% of the functions of the body are regulated and controlled by the autonomic nervous system. By stimulating the receptors at specific locations in the connective tissue a signal is sent to the nervous system, more specifically the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic branch of the nervous system is the rest, relax, and repair mode of the nervous system.
Due to external factors or internal imbalances many individuals and animals are over-stimulated by the sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight mode) of the nervous system. It is the shift from the sympathetic state to the parasympathetic state that healing occurs and the innate healing mechanisims are activated.
Through a series of small but precise ‘moves’ over muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves a harmonic vibration is created directly signaling the parasympathetic nervous system. It is this vibration that literally generates a new neural pathway reminding the body of health and well-being erasing old pathways of pain and imbalance. Between series of ‘moves’ there are waits or pauses in which the body receives the signal, accepts and adjusts to the new healing pattern. Blood is oxygenated, circulation increased, and chemicals of well-being are released, as a result.
Both chronic and acute conditions are addressed by Bowen as well as treating individuals and animals of all ages including the elderly and very young. Complaints are alleviated or eliminated whether they are structural being musculoskeletal or functional as in internal conditions.
Bowen treatments are given at one-week intervals, reinforcing the new healing patterns every seven days. Significant change and results are usually seen within 3-5 sessions.
The Bowen Technique is a truly holistic method of restoring the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels, fully entrusting the intelligence of the body to do what it innately knows how to do.