Through the study of Equine behaviour, it is important to understand why a horse displays a certain behaviour for example, pain related behaviour, separation anxiety, phobias, depression, aggression, nervousness.
These behaviours are often due to underlying specific issues. It is important to understand the root cause of the problem, to determine whether pain or discomfort is causing the behaviour in the first instance or whether the horse’s management or training is triggering the behaviour displayed.
By recognising when a behaviour exhibited is out context, the underlying problem is easier to solve.
The lymphatic system plays an extremely important role in maintaining homeostasis in the horse’s body.
There are approx. 8,000 Lymph nodes positioned in the horse’s body. This precise hands-on technique, with specific pressures encouraging lymph flow through the lymphatic drainage system.
• Reduces swelling, inflammation & Oedemas.
• Helps to release fascia.
• Removes excess toxins/detoxifying.
• Stimulates digestions.
• Stress reducing.
• Accelerate muscle regeneration.
The Masterson Method is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage. It is a unique, interactive method of equine massage in which you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance.
In contrast to most traditional modalities, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. It is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse.
The Masterson Method focuses on releasing tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance such as the poll, neck/shoulder/withers junction, and sacro/lumbar junction.
The EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy. It involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points, referred to as “Emmett points” to release tension in muscles.
The points are not the same as traditional trigger points or acupressure points or any other points described in any other therapy.
It is this combination of elements, unique to each individual, which creates the desired physical change.
Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese therapy and the word means ‘finger pressure’. The same points that are used in veterinary acupuncture are activated with fingers instead of needles to have a positive effect on the body’s ability to heal itself and restore health. Underpinned by Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that the mind , body and spirit all need to be in a state of equilibrium in order to be healthy.
All living beings have energy, a life force called Qi and it has been shown that this energy flows through the body along channels called meridians. Each meridian in the body has a direct relationship with an organ or bodily system.
Imbalance of Qi within a meridian can indicate a problem with the corresponding organ or bodily system. Disease or injury can also disrupt the flow of Qi and like someone stepping on a hose pipe, the energy can build up to an excess in front of the blockage and become depleted beyond it.
Equine shiatsu combines finger pressure, massage and assisted stretches to open out the meridians to improve the flow of Qi and restore balance.