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The Bowen Technique does not replace veterinary treatment. It is ideal to use alongside veterinary care for many issues as it is non-manipulative and non-invasive. Practitioners do not diagnose problems and do not seek to address specific issues directly. As a holistic therapy, Bowen aims to bring your animal back to a state whereby its own healing processes can address these issues.

Explanation of letters after practitioner names

UK Bowen Practitioners who trained with Ali Goward from 1997 onwards to use Bowen on Horses, Cats and Dogs use the letters EMRT TM / CCMRT TM after their name.

Ali Goward is a Senior Bowen Instructor in Australia for humans and animals, a Classical Rider and horse breeder. From 1990 onwards she adapted the human Bowen moves for the musculature of the horse and subsequently for cats and dogs, working alongside equine and small animal vets during her research. She named the work the Equine/Cat/Canine Muscle Release Technique (EMRT TM/CCMRT TM) as she felt this indicates more clearly how it helps animals.

Bowen Practitioners who trained with the European Guild of Canine Bowen Therapists from 2004 onwards use the letters EGCBT (now CBTA) after their name.
The European Guild of Canine Bowen Therapists was set up by Bowen therapists and dog trainers/behaviourists Sue and Ron Askew. They started using Bowen on their own dogs; then, with the cooperation and support of their local vets, integrated their findings into their canine behavioural and rehabilitation work and founded the EGCBT in 2004. Since December 2017 this is now known as the Canine Bowen Technique Association (CBTA).


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