Wednesday, 26 March 2014

a dog has Bowen therapy

Today Penny went to a cottage in the hills for her second session of Bowen therapy.

When Penny had her first visit last week, the practitioner suggested we monitor her reaction, and I must say we did think Penny was walking better even after just that one session. For a long time now she has tended to 'hop' along when she hurries, with her two back legs moving together. We think her lower spine is becoming a bit arthritic.

But when we walked last week we thought she was moving more freely. I'll also be interested to see whether it has any effect on her itchy skin.

At this second session, Penny once again seemed relaxed and happy during the gentle hands-on treatment.



At times the therapist took a break, to allow Penny's body time to respond to the treatment, and Penny would look up, as if saying, 'More, please.'


You can see how relaxed Penny was. (This photo was taken after the actual Bowen treatment was finished.)



Here's a bit of info about how it works for animals.

This video clip showing the work of Maddy Casey in the UK is very similar to what Penny experienced.

4 comments:

Mitch and Molly said...

It looks so relaxing, Penny. We bet your body feels a whole lot better!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, she seemed to love it. The test will be to see how she moves over the next few days.

Lilli said...

I would really like to learn canine massage :) Maybe someday I can keep even my own practice at my home. At least, that's what I'm dreaming of :)

-Lilli-

parlance said...

Lilli, I think it would be a beautiful life to treat dogs in your own home. Good luck with your dream.