The horse's body has natural intelligence to heal itself, but it needs support to maintain optimal comfort and function.
Horses rely on movement as part of their survival -- they develop restriction, habitual patterns, and compensate after minor accidents in life just as people do. Daily stressors add up over time, stored in the body, and can cause problems like stiffness, lameness, compensation, or aggression.
Bodywork helps owners view their horse through a different lens and better understand reasons for discomfort.
Bodywork is ideally leveraged as part of a horse's routine preventive care, however, it is also a transformative method for healing past trauma and physical challenges.
Equine Myofascial Release is a gentle and effective type of bodywork that relieves tight connective tissues, called fascia. This method is different than equine massage in the way that it applies a slow, sustained stretch to the fascial system in order to elongate, hydrate, and decompress the body. It offers a "reset" to the network of tissues to return them to a more supple and functional state of being. Myofascial Release helps relieve the pressure surrounding muscles, bones, nerves and creates more space in the body.