The healing touch
For a performing horse, in good shape and free of his movements
Last updated 24 March 2020.
To my dear customers, both present and future,
In line with government’s announcements from last evening I do not take any appointments until further notice. This is sad but we have to take care of ourselves.
As I already mentioned in a previous post I am here for you and your horse.
I remain available via Facebook messenger/ emails/ whatsapp if you want to ask questions/ need help or want to send a clear video (not more than 1.30min) and get my opinion. Whatever your location.
My Facebook page is still live of course and I will be sharing some tips if you are interested.
I will keep you updated when things change.
Based in Kent, I am an Equine therapist specializing in Osteopathic techniques Sport Massages and Stretching to correct imbalances and relieve restrictions, stiffness and asymmetry in the musculo skeletal system. I use joint manipulation, myofascial release, visceral and cranio sacral techniques.
After the treatment, I offer you advice on exercises to do with your horse.
They are not my main patients but I also treat dogs and cats.
I cover Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, Greater London, West Sussex (north part only).
Do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information about positive effects and benefits.
When does your horse need a session?
He engages less/shorter strides
He is stiffer
He is disunited
He is bucking
His mood changed (head shy, head shaking, girthy...)
High/ Low syndromt
Pssm, headhaches etc...
Rehab and post treatments surgery:
- Osteopathy improve mobility, range of motion, avoid adherence and dysfunctions -
* The visceral manipulation is important and primary to help viscera such as liver and kidneys to free themselves from accumulated toxins (antibiotics anti inflammatory anesthesia).
* Scar tissue massage really important too to avoid fascia adherence. After a surgery fascia and ligaments can be very tight (latissimus dorsi and thoracolumbar fascia for spine surgery) and this tension can increase the risk of articular dysfunctions, rotation and reduced mobility. With time, compensations appear. In the case of a surgery an osteopathic manipulation is not enough, we need to work on the whole body to improve blood & lymph flows and get an optimal healing.
* Joint manipulation in case of Surgical adhesion/ scar from spay or neuter surgery:
One pelvic bone rotated with sacrum (one sacroiliac joint restricted) and 2 lumbar vertebrae fixated to one side. (L1 - L2).
We can only notice these changes after many years as pets can adapt and compensate this is why it is really important to get an osteopathic treatment after the surgery to avoid pain, lameness and asymmetry in the future.
* Effleurages to warm up the muscles, enhances drainage, promote flow of blood and lymph from and to the area worked. Soft stretching, massages to speed up healing, relieves muscle cramps, spasms, improves lympathic drainage, hip & scapula releases help very much.
* For dogs and horses pole work improve balance and proprioception, increase core stability...
* For horses check the saddle and the position of haynets...