The Equine Touch
The Equine Touch is gentle, non-invasive, full body balance modality, addressing the connective tissue such as fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
The tissue is mobilized and “stimulated” by using a specific move, or series of moves, over precise points of the horse’s body. These could be acupuncture points, trigger points or sites of common injuries.
The Equine Touch begins with a specific body balance applied to the whole body. Area's of Concern may then be applied. These areas are chosen according to tissue response and the horse’s reaction to our touch. This promotes a greater chance of success in encouraging longer lasting changes.
By addressing the meridian pathways, together with muscles and fascia, The Equine Touch blends physical bodywork with an energy modality. It may induce deep relaxation, release hypertonic and traumatized muscles, improve muscle tone, encourage recovery from injury and muscle atrophy, reduce the pain spiral and assist in detoxification and lymphatic drainage by increasing circulation. The horse’s awareness is changed and it is encouraged to rebalance physically and emotionally as deep relaxation also encourages the autonomic nervous system to drop toward repair and renewal. This allows the equine to tap into its own innate healing ability and to allow it to work to its maximum potential.
While the Equine Touch performs positively on its own, it also is complimentary and compatible with chiropractic, veterinary medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, osteopathy and many other healing modalities. The Equine Touch is compatible with all types of equine address such as trimming, shoeing, saddle fitting and correction, balanced riding, training, rehabilitation and nutrition, all essential elements of influence in creating and maintaining stability and health in any horse.
The Equine Touch is not designed or intended in any way, in whole or in part, to be a substitute for orthodox allopathic veterinary practice. It is not a therapy as such but a holistic address of the equine body, affecting the body and mind, without addressing any specific issue that the horse may have.