Ellen Cobb

Natural Therapy Centre

21A Southampton Street

Farnborough

Hampshire

GU14 6AU

Tel & Fax: 01252 545837

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Equine Muscle Release Threapy







Equine Muscle Release Therapy in the horse world, has been derived from the original Bowen Technique.


This is the only Bowen on horses recognised by the Bowen Academy of Australia.


Developed by Alison Goward, a Natural Therapist, from Eumundi, Queensland, Australia.


Ali teaches EMRT in Australia - UK – Europe – USA – Canada



EMRT - History

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Bowen Therapy has been taught to people since 1986 by Ossie Rentsch, the Founder and Director of The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.


Ali Goward learnt Bowen Therapy in 1988 and has developed EMRT™ (Equine Muscle Release Therapy) based on the original human Bowen Therapy Technique. EMRT™ has been taught since 1993.


Tina Spurling learnt EMRT™ and Bowen Therapy from Ali Goward in 1997 and became a Practitioner in both disciplines in 1998. Due to Tina’s extensive dog practise and experience she was asked to come on board as a teacher of EMRT™ through the Equus College of Learning & Research.




Ali Goward & Tina Spurling




EMRT™ has been developed based purely on the work developed by Alison Goward, from observations that animals are athletes, under stress and strain on the body, which if not alleviated can lead to problems within the physical structure of the animal. From her work as a physical therapist and teacher of body therapies, Alison developed, in her opinion, what is the most dynamic, gentle yet profound modality “Bowen on Horses” in 1990. This has been taught as “Equine Muscle Release Therapy”, EMRT™ since 1993 and is recognised internationally as the official Bowen for Horses with the Bowen Academy of Australia.




Since 1998 Tina has used her extensive knowledge of EMRT™ in her busy Animal Therapy Practice. This modality is comprised of a series of moves in sequence, which unblocks muscle spasms, allowing the energy to circulate through the body, revitalising the entire being, including internal organs.


EMRT - Technique

So What Exactly is Equine Muscle Release Therapy?

EMRT™ is a very dynamic technique, which signals the brain to initiate the healing process. These signals are sent via specialised nerve cells found in the fascia or covering of the muscle. By applying the moves over the muscles in specific areas in a sequence, the body receives the message to take the spasm out of that muscle. This gives the body a chance to achieve balance that promotes well-being of the whole horse. EMRT™ is not a replacement for Veterinary advice.


It consists of gentle rolling, sequential moves over specific points of the muscular fascia. Energy flows are stimulated and balanced, encouraging the body to reset & heal itself, producing rapid & lasting relief from pain & discomfort.


Non-invasive and non-manipulative, EMRT™ helps bring about a positive response to muscular, respiratory, organic & glandular conditions. It is an ideal way to help the body function at an optimal level of health & efficiency & can be used as a preventative in the same way that sports massage is used by athletes.


Equine Muscle Release Therapy can be used in conjunction with and complements other healing modalities, such as herbal medicine, as it activates the body’s powerful natural self-healing ability.



What sort of problems can EMRT™ help with?


Muscular, tendon & ligament strains


Skeletal/structural problems


Injury and illness speeds recovery and recuperation through improved circulation


Colds/flu, bladder/kidney infections, dry/cracked hooves, wound healing


Removal of Toxins &lactic acid build-up associated with such conditions as "tying up"


Degenerative and Growth disorders


Mental/emotional problems caused by fear, tenseness


Prevention of problems or simply as a "treat" to your horse


EMRT™ works in conjunction with your Vet. EMRT™ does not replace Veterinary treatment


EMRT™ - Practitioners are trained specialists who will give follow-up advice for the full rehabilitation of your Horse- always use a fully accredited Practioner.


Accredited Worldwide with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (BOWTECH™) Through the Equus College of Learning & Research Recognised by both the Australian and British Holistic Veterinary Associations


EMRT™ was used by the Gold medal winning Australian Endurance team –at the World Cup – France 2000- and is the therapy allowed by the FEI and EFA to be used on the day of the event


Equine Muscle Release Therapy (EMRT™) is now being used at international level in a number of Countries. Courses In This Dynamic Gentle Therapy Are Geared To Suit Both The Horse-Owner And The Equine Therapist.


EMRTÔ is the only accredited Bowen Therapy for horses and has twelve solid years of research behind it



Cat and Canine Muscle Release Therapy


DOES YOUR PET SUFFER FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS?


* Unexplained resistance

   * Irritability

     * Poor coat condition

         * Uneven muscle development / muscle wastage

            * Uneven hips or stifles (Knees)

               * Raised Back

                  * Intermittent or unresolved lameness

                     * Disunited paces – no strength in movements

                        * Sore or dipping back on touching

                          * Lymphatic or lactic acid imbalance


If so, then Cat & Canine Muscle Release Therapy (CCMRT™) may help



CCMRT™ is an holistic treatment, that works on the Central Nervous System, to bring the body back into a natural state of Balance.


CCMRT™ is gentle and effective.


CCMRT™ works on the connective tissue called Fascia.


Fascia is a continuous membrane that covers every muscle and organ, blood vessel, nerve and bone throughout the whole body.


In prime condition fascia is loose, moist, mobile and elastic, facilitating movement between all parts of the body.


When stress or injuries occur, the fascia hardens, grows less flexible and becomes less porous, thereby restricting the flow of fluids and reducing elasticity.


This is noted in the restricted movement of the animal.



CCMRT™ involves a sequence of very gentle moves that stimulate the fascial tissue at key points in the animal’s body. Tissues return to their more flexible state and the natural operation of the muscles, circulatory and neural pathways resume.


CCMRT™ addresses every system in the animals body, to bring about a state of balance (haemostasis) thereby allowing the re-programming of areas in trauma to their natural state of being


CCMRT™ can be used in conjunction with, and complement, Veterinary and other healing modalities, as it activates the body’s powerful natural self- healing process.


CCMRT™ does not purport to replace veterinary treatment where this is required.


Veterinary permission is always requested prior to treatment. Each treatment starts with a thorough visual assessment of your pet and simple tests to assess muscular, skeletal and nervous state of the animal. Also a thorough history is taken and recorded for future reference.


A Treatment will normally take approximately an hour, during which a series of hands on move are made over the animal’s body. Regular short breaks are taken between the sequence of moves, allowing the animal time to relax and process the moves, and the animal is monitored for signs of changes.


Treatment programme The initial treatment is followed by a second treatment approximately a week later, this is then, followed by a third treatment after 10 - 21 day, depending on individual assessment of the animals concerned.


Your Pet should show signs of a definite improvement within three treatments, but depending on how long or problematic the injury or condition is, your pet may require further treatments.


CCmrt - History

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Bowen Therapy has been taught to people since 1986 by Ossie Rentsch, the Founder and Director of The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.


Ali Goward learnt Bowen Therapy in 1988 and has developed EMRT™ (Equine Muscle Release Therapy) based on the original human Bowen Therapy Technique. EMRT™ has been taught since 1993.


Ossie Rentsch, asked Ali to develop the CCMRT™ Cat & Canine Muscle Release Therapy in 2002 due to the requests made from people who would love to treat small animals.


Tina Spurling learnt EMRT™ and Bowen Therapy from Ali Goward in 1997 and became a Practitioner in both disciplines in 1998. Due to Tina’s extensive dog practise and experience she was asked to come on board as a teacher of CCMRT™ through the Equus College of Learning & Research.


CCMRT™ has been developed based purely on the work of Equine Muscle Release Therapy (EMRT™) developed by Alison Goward, from observations that animals are athletes, under stress and strain on the body, which if not alleviated can lead to problems within the physical structure of the animal. From her work as a physical therapist and teacher of body therapies, Alison developed, in her opinion, what is the most dynamic, gentle yet profound modality “Bowen on Horses” in 1990. This has been taught as “Equine Muscle Release Therapy”, EMRT™ since 1993 and is recognised internationally as the official Bowen for Horses with the Bowen Academy of Australia.


Due to the extensive successful field trials carried out over the last 7 years by EMRT™ Practitioners on animals other than horses, and due to the increasing number of enquiries made to the Equus College to learn EMRT™ for dogs and cats, CCMRT™ was developed.


Dog expert Tina Spurling will be teaching this modality for the Equus College of Learning and Research. Since 1998 Tina has used her extensive knowledge of EMRT™ in her busy Animal Therapy Practice. This modality is comprised of a series of moves in sequence, which unblocks muscle spasms, allowing the energy to circulate through the body, revitalising the entire being, including internal organs.

TINA'S STORY


TINA’S STORY


Tina’s background is one in General and Maternity Nursing for 23years.


Dogs have become a part of Tina’s life and she was introduced to the Showing circuit in 1980 with an English Cocker Spaniel and continues to show her Shiba Inu’s today. She has also owned Shar Pei. Our first dog arrived in our home in 1978, she was a very strong willed, dominant, aggressive cattle dog that we had difficulty controlling. We felt there was more to owning a dog than just being around.


This led on a journey of dog obedience for pleasure before being introduced to competing in dog obedience Trials and Agility.


Tina became a dog obedience instructor in 1995 and an Obedience Club Trail Secretary later.

She felt there was more to helping people and their pets so did a course in ‘CANINE/HUMAN INTERACTION’ through the Canine Studies Institute which is a course to encourage understanding of the psychology of dogs and effective techniques of obedience training. Nutrition and canine development and history of why dos do what they do were other subjects covered.


She strongly believes if you own a pet you must take on the responsibility to care for it for its whole life. This led to her to becoming a volunteer to raise funds and awareness for animal welfare bodies, like RSPCA, where Tina and her dogs would sit in shopping centres collecting for a few hours a week. Any function that the RSPCA held like the Million Paws Walk she would be helping out as an organiser and controller. The education arm of RSPCA then looked for teachers to go into schools to educate the lower primary students so Tina took up the challenge of becoming a teacher and a co-ordinator of a group of local volunteers as teachers.


Tina has continued her self interest studies through research and reading different books on dog psychology and stories of amazing animals.

Certainly the Human/Canine interaction has become a topic of interest for Tina and she just wants to help people and animals and Bowen Therapy and CCMRT™ is one way of achieving this.


CCmrt - Technique


CCMRT™ is a very dynamic technique, which signals the brain to initiate the healing process. These signals are sent via specialised nerve cells found in the fascia or covering of the muscle. By applying the moves over the muscles in specific areas in a sequence, the body receives the message to take the spasm out of that muscle. This gives the body a chance to achieve balance that promotes well-being of the whole animal. CCMRT ™ is not a replacement for Veterinary advice.


The most common responses to a CCMRT™ treatment are:


Movement: Animals that are moving poorly become freer thus enabling the Show dog to perform well at his discipline in the show ring, the Obedience dog to focus on the work at hand, the Agility dog can move over the ground quicker and focus at the task in hand more easily.


Relaxation: The animals may look like they have gained weight due to muscles relaxing and letting go. The personality appears calmer.


Condition: The coat becomes silkier and softer with nutrition finally getting to this biggest organ in the body – the skin which hair is attached to.


Attitude: Personalities may change due to the animal feeling better with less pain or tightness. Pets look happier and more contented.


What has amazed Tina with this therapy is its power and the results achieved. Most animals may only require 1 or 2 treatments to remedy a situation but those who have chronic conditions need permanent care with varying time between care.