Whether your horse has performance issues, chronic pain, behaviour problems, slight tenderness or stiffness or simply doesn’t feel right - you have come to the right place.
Horse owners who have had my Cumberland Equine Body Therapy sessions for their horses have reported improvement in:
Healthy , functional horses need to be supported to keep them feeling their best and address their small issues before they become a problem.
Horses who present with underlying issues that need further investigation will be referred to the appropriate specialist, whether it be veterinary, biomechanic, saddle fit, hoof care or nutritional.
The sessions begins with a full body assessment of the horse, locating the key areas of discomfort. Then, gently working on the soft tissues and key points of the horse that connect to the central nervous system.
Then target therapeutic techniques to the tissues causing the tension and dysfunction. Whether your horse needs Equine Body Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy or the Jim Masterson Method, I can tailor the session to address their needs.
A standard session typically takes 45 - 60 minutes.
Travel costs may apply for horses located further than 30km from Warrnambool, Victoria.
Equine Body Therapy is the first therapy I've been trained in and my main therapy used.
It is a remedial therapy founded by Sue Parker and was developed from the Bowen Therapy method.
The strength of this technique lies in the total body approach, starting with an overall assessment of the whole horse including hoof balance. The assessment identifies the key areas for treatment, with the initial treatment often ‘unlocking’ other areas of the body.
This can resolve deeper long-standing issues that may have been affecting performance and general well-being.
CranioSacral Therapy is a safe, gentle manual therapy that assesses, modifies and corrects restrictions in the CranioSacral system to improve wellness.
The CranioSacral System consists of the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, as well as the attached bones. These membranes extend from the bones of the skull and down the spine to the sacrum or tail area and protects the Central Nervous System (CNS).
The treatment facilitates the body's own healing powers by reducing the negative effects of stress and fascial restriction on the CNS.
It is a tissue based therapy, based in science that can affect fascia, muscle, tendons, nerves - the whole body.
A very light, accurately placed touch is used to restore the cranial rhythm and open up restrictions in the fascia allowing healing to occur.
The Masterson Method of equine bodywork is a unique, interactive method using the responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. 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.
This participation and interaction is what makes the method fascinating for those who use it.
In fact, if you do not allow the horse to participate, it does not work.