The healing touch
For a performing horse, in good shape and free of his movements
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...