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Services:

  • Individual client sessions for Horses 

  • Individual client sessions for Dogs

  • Individual client sessions for Riders

Programs: Click on each to be taken to a description:

 Workshops:
  • Equine Bodywork for Horse Owners

  • Horse & Rider Wellness Day Event

  

Special Events
  • On-site horse & rider bodywork at your clinic

  • On-site horse & rider bodywork at your show venue

What is Craniosacral / fascial release therapy?
Whether I am working on a horse or a human, I use the lightest touch possible to facilitate the body's own self-healing. I focus on working in the fascia or connective tissue that surrounds and connects to every other system of the body. 
This method allows me to develop a subtle and cooperative relationship with the body and the Central Nervous System. My goal is to facilitate an enhancement of the body's internal ability to self-correct. And in doing this, we are able to achieve desired outcomes like reduced pain and stiffness, greater flexibility, balance and range of motion.
My clients experience deep relaxation and gentle shifts that create significant releases and expansion within the body. As the body incorporates these shifts, clients observe both immediate and sustained improvement in comfort levels and function. In other words, they often experience some pain relief immediately and continue to experience additional improvements over time. 
Because this is very light touch therapy, there is no down time required for the body to 'recover'. There is rarely any micro-trauma to muscle fibers, so horses and riders can usually resume their normal activities immediately.
It is important to note that manual therapy is not a  substitute for medical or veterinary care. It is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any condition, illness or disease.
 

What to Expect - For Equine Sessions

Location: bodywork is best done in a quiet distraction-free environment.  I may ask to see the horse walked or lunged depending on the nature of the performance issue.  A static evaluation is done by visual observation and palpation of muscles. A full body session will generally run between 45-60 minutes depending on circumstances. Afterwards, the horse may need to be walked or lunged briskly for 10 minutes.  We discuss findings and determine a plan of action to meet agreed upon goals for your horse.  You receive a written report of findings and homework where appropriate.