Equine Bodywork

A lot more than just a ‘back check’!

 

I bring a range of techniques into the bodywork I do on horses. I am a Certified Practitioner of the Masterson Method®, which is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage. It is a unique, interactive method in which the Practitioner uses the responses of the horse to touch, to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. (For more information on this amazing method, visit www.mastersonmethod.com.)

 

I am also a qualified Equine Massage Therapist and am trained in Myofascial Release  Techniques, Laser Therapy  and Acupressure, and the work I do includes checking and mobilisation of the joints  as well as work on the soft tissue (well, really they are inseparable!) I am constantly seeking more knowledge and gathering more ‘tools’ to help horses and I have attended numerous Continuing Professional Development courses including practical courses in Anatomy and Biomechanics (including around 60 hours’ worth of horse dissections!), Subclinical Evaluation, Stretching and Mobilisation, and more…

 

I belong to the International Association of Animal Therapists for continuing professional support and continue to take advantage of further training opportunities. I am of course fully insured to work on your horse, and like any therapist I can only do so with your vet’s permission. I am happy to take vet referrals and to report back to your vet as required.

 

I can bring some or all of the above techniques into the work depending on the horse and your requirements. Feel free to call for a chat!