|In only a few sessions, the majority of our clients
are more relaxed, happy, supple, and willing. This is a non invasive
technique using soft tissue and pressure points to re-aligh the
horse's skeleton. Many owners notice a positive shift almost immediately,
besides the fact that your horse will love it!
What is Structural Alignment?
Structural alignment is a technique that has
the same effects as Chiropractics, but is based more on trigger
point therapy, and myofacial release than direct pressure on the
bone. The horse's muscle and ligament tension is used to cause
the bone to move rather than causing trauma to the bone by forcing
it to move. This technique is coupled with some stretches and
pelvic flexions to realign the horse from head to toe, it is used
on all the joints and not just the spine. Coupled with deep tissue
Massage Therapy, this is a very effective treatment for pain relief,
realignment, and relief of deep muscle spasms caused by skeletal
deviations. Releasing the bone will release the muscle, as over
time, the muscle will atrophy as it is not being used correctly
due to nerve and bone impingement. When the nerve impulses are
shut down, muscle wastage occurs, and the movement of the horse
Here are just a few of the benefits...
function of all systems, increased suppleness and balance in muscular
system, improves coat condition, aids and prevents joint stiffness,
arthritis, laminitis, and colic, decreases owner anxiety.
Emotionally: Increases sense of happiness and enjoyment, releases negative
emotions, resolves negative past experiences or trauma, increases
trust and respect.
A typical Balancing session...
The 1-hour session begins with an assessment of the client's
physical condition and movement.
The physical assessment takes into consideration structural balance,
range of motion and gait analysis.
Palpation is used to locate and correct imbalances
in these areas using a variety of healing tools..
Tools used may include massage,
gentle structural alignment, energy work, diet
change, and in some cases, I will also assess saddle fit. Stretching
to increase the range of motion in both joints and muscles.