Bowen Technique & Therapy for Riders
The Bowen Technique is equally effect for humans – so if you are investing in a course of treatment for your horse, it might be worth considering Bowen for yourself too.
Once your horse has experienced the benefits of Bowen and is realigned and balanced, imagine what it must feel like to have an unbalanced, crooked rider!
Have you been having problems with your horse on turns and circles, canter lead or jumping? Take a moment to consider how you are sitting in the saddle. Are you balanced, with your weight evenly distributed? Are your stirrups the same length? Are you sitting over your horse’s centre of balance?
Pain and tension often goes unnoticed (or ignored) in riders as the body is very adept at compensating; after a period of time however, you ‘mysteriously’ begin to feel pain in for example, your shoulder. Sometimes this pain is actually referred pain, in other words, the original problem may have been in your knee but the pain is now being felt in your shoulder, and so on. By helping to relieve pain and tension, Bowen encourages the rider to provide a more even, balanced weight on the horse’s back. An unbalanced, crooked rider often results in an unbalanced, crooked horse – and vice versa!
The benefits of Bowen for the rider include:
- Improved position in the saddle
- Improved balance and feel
- Increased joint mobility
- Improved recovery time after injury/fall
Remember, it is likely that any correction in the horse will not hold unless the rider is in balance also
Other common problems addressed in riders include:
- Lower back pain
- Hip/pelvic pain
- Shoulder pain
- Whiplash/neck pain
The Bowen Technique has also been successful in treating many other conditions such as asthma, eczema, psoriasis, sinusitis and respiratory problems.
Click here for more information on the Bowen Technique & Therapy for People.