Canine Bowen Technique (CBT)


The Canine Bowen Technique is a ‘light-touch’ therapy offering dogs a gentle, it is non-invasive an effective hands-on technique which aims to promote healing, pain-relief and body/energy rebalancing.

Tom Bowen (1916-1982)  Developed The Bowen Technique in Australia during the 1950’s, it was brought to the UK in the early 1990’s. Based upon the principles of the Bowen Technique, Its was adapted in the UK for use on dogs by Bowen therapists Sally and Ron Askew in 2001. In 2003, they designed a professional program of training, with an holistic approach, for people wishing to become properly skilled Canine Bowen Technicians, then followed the foundation of the European Guild of Canine Bowen Therapists (EGCBT) they brought this modality both to the UK and to mainland Europe.

One of the major principles of CBT - is that is intended to be totally holistic, In other words, it “treats the body as a whole, without referral to named disease”.

Canine Bowen Technicians do not treat the veterinary-diagnosed disease or condition per se, but treat the dog, as they see it, on the day.


             Important Notes

  • Canine Bowen Technique is not a substitute for proper veterinary care, and should be used in conjunction with orthodox veterinary treatment. It is only available on veterinary referral. Please contact your therapist for the appropriate referral form.
  • Canine Bowen Technicians do not diagnose (we leave that to the experts in the veterinary profession who have the proper training and qualifications to do so).
  • Under no circumstances will Canine Bowen Technicians prescribe medication or alter any medication already prescribed for the dog.


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