What to Expect
An initial session will be 1.5-2 hours long, subsequent sessions are about 1-1.5 hours.
I will go over the horse’s known history with you, get acquainted with you and the horse, and perform dynamic (moving/walk) and static (visual and palpation) assessments to create a baseline understanding of the horse’s patterns and restrictions.
Through a combination of hands on (massage, myofascial release, acupressure, stretching, and energy work) as well as any tools/technology you may want to add on (Red-light Therapy, Percussion massage gun, IASTM, Cupping, Mud Wrapping, Liniment/Balm, Bach Flower Essences, K-Tape, or PEMF) I aim to bring the horse to a more symmetrical way of being as to invite the body to a healing state.
I then reassess the horse with the same pattern as the start of the session, which helps us track findings and progress during a single session as well as over time. I keep written records on each session and will email you a copy within a day or two afterwards.
The style of therapeutic bodywork I employ is entirely soft tissue and non-invasive, working with the horse on a physical and energetic level to release tension patterns throughout the body that are not serving the horse well. The result is a happier, more relaxed, symmetrical horse who can perform to its full potential.
I was trained first and foremost in Equine Massage and have never ended my pursuit of further education and mentoring in the field of soft tissue manipulation and releases. Thus, most of my clients note that what I do is "beyond just massage". This is due to adding more and more to my toolbox so I can connect with all different horses and their many different needs.
Like many of my wonderful colleagues in this field, I have developed my own style of safe, effective bodywork based on experience and my own strengths as a therapist. If you are ever curious what my latest educational adventures consist of - buckle up, I will talk about it for days!