Setting the Standard

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Standards, support and development.

The Equine Bowen Therapy training course was the first course of its kind to insist upon the entry requisites in place to ensure a  professional, credible and respected standard of therapist. All Equine Bowen Therapists are qualified human Bowen Therapists. This is vitally important to ensure that all practitioner have a complete understanding of the Bowen Technique.

Practitioners are required to attend Continuous Professional Development  study days and workshops, in order to remain on the EBT professional referral list.

The training course has been developed under the guidance and approval of Mr. Nigel Dodman, BVSc, Cert.Ed, Cert.Vet.Ac, MRCVS,  Bowen Therapist and Mrs. Heather McLain, BHSI.

The Equine Bowen Therapy training course is approved and supported by the European College of Bowen Studies, the Bowen Therapists' European Register and is recognised by the British Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association.

While the Bowen Technique is a relatively young therapy  compared to some other complementary therapies, with the basic principles of the technique observed accurately, there is a continuous observation, research and development programme in place. This allows further discovery of the many beneficial aspects of this amazing therapy.

History of EBT

Equine Bowen Therapy (EBT) is based on the principles of the Bowen Technique, pioneered by the late Thomas Ambrose Bowen, born in 1916 in Geelong, Australia. It is believed that Tom Bowen initially worked on greyhounds and racehorses, having a remarkable result with one horse who came second in the Melbourne Cup.

This hands on treatment is not entirely new; many similar techniques have been used on animals in different countries and cultures; Accupressure; Shiatsu; Stress Point Therapy; Myofacial release Therapy; Equine Touch Therapy, to name a few.

EBT is an amalgamation of elements from established practices whose roots go back thousands of years.

All Equine Bowen Therapists are qualified human Bowen Therapists. This is vitally important to ensure that practitioners have a complete understanding of the Bowen Technique.