Equine Support

Does Your Horse Need Bodywork?

Your horse is a complex and powerful creature. One capable of extreme athletic performances while also possessing the same grace and delicacy of a flower.

In order for your horse to feel and perform at their best, they need a well-balanced body and mind. A balanced body is able to restore and maintain bodily functions that provide protection and healing. 

Sometimes life events such as growth spurts, injuries, stress, illness,  training, and competition can tip this balance. The body is then left in a state where it’s unable to heal and restore. This can lead to chronic inflammation, posture imbalances,  changes in performance and comfort. Bodywork can reboot the body’s communication system to restore order and function.

Signs Your Horse Needs Bodywork Support

  • Sensitivity when grooming
  • Difficulty with riding transitions 
  • Pulls shoes on a regular basis
  • Has difficulty rolling over
  • Struggles with lateral movements 
  • Has had a change in personality
  • On and off lamenesses
  • Head shaking or sensitivity around head
  • Nervous or spooky behavior
  • Trouble building a topline
  • Isn’t able to rest laying down
  • Stronger on one lead
  • Carries tail to one side
  • Stumbles or trips
  • Delayed training recovery times
  • Show Anxiety
  • And the list can go on …

These are just a few of the many signs that the body is unbalanced 

So, whether your horse is a competitive athlete or your favorite old friend living out their golden years, they will benefit from a Wellness Assessment & Bodywork Session

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NO9 Equine Bodywork Services

Our Certified & Insured Equine Bodyworkers are trained in a number of modalities that help restore the body’s natural ability to heal and restore normal function. We tailor each session to your horse’s individual needs using non-invasive techniques from:

  • Bowen
  • Craniosacral
  • Feldenkrais
  • Myofascial Release
  • Kinesiology Taping Applications
  • Whole Energy Body Balancing
  • Matrix Cellular Repatterning
  • PEMF & laser sessions, sales & rental units
  • Acupressure and more

Resulting in a unique and non-invasive way for your equine partner to be at their best health and performance.

How Hands-On Equine Bodywork Can Help Your Horse

A Balanced Body & Mind

The tools and techniques our practitioners use, help to bring your horse’s body back into a healthy balanced state. These changes in the body come about by restoring the messaging system of your horse’s nervous system. Through a series of gentle rolling moves, in precise locations on the body, we can access and send “reboot” signals to the brain via the fascia.

Fascia surrounds all parts of the body. It provides structural support and has the key role of sending cellular messages to the brain. By creating a piezoelectric charge in the soft tissue with rolling moves, we can send a direct message to the neurological system. 

This brings awareness to physiological dysfunction such as posture imbalances, pain or dysfunction within a muscle or joint. Allowing the body to shift the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic ( flight or fight) to parasympathetic ( rest and digest). In a parasympathetic state, the body is aware and responsive to changes within the body. This allows the body’s neurological system and immune system to correct any imbalances, heal, and maintain a calm mental state.

Improve Muscle Training & Rehabilitation Support

Bodywork can help your horse become stronger and stay sound by aiding the quality of your horse’s movement through …

  • Increased joint and muscle flexibility
  • Improved strength
  • Faster muscle recovery times
  • Providing lymphatic drainage support
  • Reducing the pain associated with inflammation and tissue swelling
  • Providing support for ligament and tendon injuries
  • Offering decompression relief on trigger points, fascial restrictions, and acupuncture points
  • Improving scar tissue healing

The Value Behind Equine Wellness Plans & Bodywork

Whole horse wellness plans including bodywork help ensure your horse maintains optimal health. This allows them to be strong, stable, and able to think with a clear mind. This takes the stress out of training sessions, changes in routine, and builds their confidence. It also provides you as an owner, peace of mind knowing they’re at less risk of injuries or illnesses.

This saves you energy, time, and resources in the long run long.

It Takes A Village

Working closely with your horse’s full care team, including their veterinarians and other bodyworkers, ensures the best management plans can be executed for optimal health.

Are You Ready To See How Equi-Bow Can Help Your Horse?

If you’re ready for the next step click here to book and how to learn how to prepare for their first assessment and session.