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Bowen for Humans and Horses - Nottingham, Derbyshire

Equine Therapist

General Information

Professional / Company name Bowen for Humans and Horses
Profession Equine Therapist
Location Derbyshire
Website Address

Specialities / Skills

Assessment and treatments of Horse and Rider

Assessment. EMRT ( Equine Bowen) and Emmett therapy treatment of  horse

Bowen therapy/ emmett treatment for riders. 

Guidance for rehabilitation of Kissing Spines horses.


Qualifications / Affiliated Bodies / Regulated Bodies

Bowen Therapist. Member of the Bowen Therapy Association of Austarlia since 2005

Equine Muscle Release Therapist . Qualified with Equus College of Learning and Research of Australia in 2008.

ART (Alignment Riding Therapist) since 2012.

FDSC Sport Horse Management and Coaching 

Bsc Hons 1st in Equine Psychology and Sport Science 


My name is Julie Dexter. I have been practising Bowen Therapy since 2006, and treating horses  with Equine Muscle Release Therapy, the equine equivalent since 2008.  Just this year I qualified as an Emmett Equine practitioner and use these amazing therapies together to great effect.

I am based in the East Midlands and travel out to horses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Bowen and Emmett therapies are  valuable tools helping horses and their riders be free from pain and  restrictions, and promoting, overall good health, soundness and symmetry.

These therapies are extremely useful before, during after exercise and competitions. On the day of a competition 'band aid' moves help to loosen and free muscles, calm nerves and improve performance. After exercise, recovery is enhanced, with heart rate rapidly reduced and the removal of lactate encouraged, resulting in little or no stiffness the next day.

Horses (and humans) generally find the treatment very relaxing and the immune system is boosted. I have seen conditions such as Sarcoids and Sweet itch improve following regular treatment.  

Bowen works on connective tissue and is essentially a very effective form of fascial release. Moves are at specific points on the body which relate to Accupressure points, lymphatic drainage points and at the origin and insertions of muscles. Emmett therapy involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points, referred to as “Emmett points”.The points are not the same as traditional trigger points or acupressure points or any other points described in any other therapy. The pressure required to stimulate the EMMETT points does not need to be firm or painful. “No pain no gain” has no place in EMMETT or Bowen Technique philosophy.

I have a particular interest in Horse and Rider biomechanics, and alongside the therapy, can advise riders on how to keep themselves and their horses sounder for longer. My interest has led me to taking training with many different biomechanics experts over the years and I also have a coaching qualification.

I travel out to individual clients horses and can offer reduced rates for multiple bookings at the same yard.Rider treatments may be performed fully clothed and seated ( including on the horse!) or standing as required. Two treatments, initially, are recommended around a week apart, with advice given as to possible further appointments needed, at the second one. Often two treatments is enough with a six monthly 'top-up' advised, particularly for working animals.

Further Information

Years of experience 12
Locations East Midlands. Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Lanarkshire ( by arrangement)
Prices Assessment and treatment of one horse £45 Assessment, treatment of horse and rider £70 Each additional horse on same yard up to 3 horses . £40 Additional horses on same yard £35 Rider treatments £40 Or if treated in my clinic £35 Additional call out charges applied depending on distance travelled


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