Complementary Therapies

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a hands on technique which involves using slow, sustained pressure over an area for around 3 minutes but can be much longer if the body requires. It is incredibly effective at facilitating the body’s natural response to healing to re-align bony structures and release deep seated tension and trauma. 

It is used to treat fascial restrictions which can be created from trauma, poor posture, and repetitive training which can cause pain, swelling, misalignments, poor muscular biomechanics, decreased range of movement, decreased strength, and lameness.

This technique is gentle and readily accepted by animals which do not like more direct technique approaches.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Cranial work involves using light touch over the horses head and sacrum facilitating to reset and realign the bodys nervous system by working with the cerebral fluid and cranial rhythm that surrounds the spinal cord. It is a very subtle therapy that all horses benefit from as it helps with the reorganisation of patterns of disfunction.  This cranial rhythm is created before the heartbeat in utero and is said to contain our primary life force.

The possibilities with this technique is endless,  and the horses reactions speak for themselves. Here are some of the conditions which Cranio-sacral therapy can help to treat, chronic or acute:

  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Hock or stifle issues
  • Lumbar or sacroiliac problems
  • Head shaking
  • Head injuries and traumas
  • Lameness
  • TMJ/TMD (tempromandibular joint disfunction)
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Castration
  • Cribbing
  • Unexplained behaviour – bucking, refusing, rearing, shying, spookiness
  • Difficulty in making transitions, flat in work
  • Difficulty with breathing
  • Headaches
  • Grinding teeth or difficulty chewing food

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Fascial Edge Tool

The Fascial Edge tool is designed to enable the therapist to work deeper but still allow the hands to be in contact with the horse at all times.

It can be used for working with:

  • Superficial fascial planes
  • Deeper fascial planes and muscles
  • Attachments – tendon and ligament insertions
  • Around bony prominences
  • Central and peripheral trigger points

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