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EQUINE BODYWORK

THE MASTERSON METHOD®
INTEGRATED EQUINE PERFORMANCE BODYWORK®

 

WHAT IS IT?

The Masterson Method® is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage. It is a unique, interactive method of equine massage in which you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. In contrast to most traditional modalities, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. It is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse. This participation and interaction is what makes the method fascinating for those who use it. In fact, if you do not allow the horse to participate, it does not work!

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

With a light touch, I look for responses from your horse in the form of blinks, lowering of the head, blowing out, head shaking, licks and chews in addition to general relaxation. The light touch allows the horse to respond to me under the flight response and let me help him/her to release the tension by focusing on the spot and gentle coaxing it out for the horse to address. Reading, and feeling these responses helps me determine where and how to release that stress/tension. This is applied to the connective tissue of all joints and at key junctions deep in the body that take a beating in work, performance and daily life.

 

Knowing the responses to look for I am able to release the accumulated stress that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance. The goal is to assist the horse in achieving muscular and structural balance. Natural alignment is restored, and your horse can respond to training without and/or reduced stiffness and pain.

 

PRICE:

$75.00 per session

Packages available: Buy 4 treatments get one free.
(Must be paid at the time of first treatment, and used within 3 months from the date of purchase).

 

 

WE ARE ACCREDITED AND APPROVED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Message and Bodywork Organization

International Institute for Complementary Therapists: Approved Training Provider

USDF University

Equine Therapies Association of Australia

Irish Massage Therapists Association

Promoted by Jane Savoie, Betsy Steiner

Partnership with Absorbine Products

 
 

EQUINE SPA

NAUTILUS HOT & COLD WATER SPA

 

The Nautilus Spa is an equine therapy spa that has been designed and engineered to assist in the treatment and prevention of lower leg injuries and disease. It is the only spa made in the United States and the only spa that utilizes both hot and cold salt water therapies. While the cold salt water therapy has been utilized by many trainers and veterinarians to treat a variety of injuries, the Nautilus’ hot water feature allows owners, trainers, veterinarians to utilize prevention therapy to decrease the likelihood of the occurrence of many common injuries currently sustained by these world class athletes.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Temperature

Cold water triggers three basic reactions:

  • The metabolic response of the cells is reduced decreasing the oxygen requirements to function

  • A reduction in the amount of fluid that accumulates in the injured area due to a decrease in the permeability of the blood vessel walls

  • Numbing of the injured area serves to act as an analgesic. Cold water also prohibits enzyme degeneration of tendons post injury

Hot water is extremely effective for stimulating blood flow and relaxing sore and stiff muscles

Salt Concentration

The salt content adds additional therapeutic value by acting like a poultice, drawing out inflammation and infection.
The Nautilus uses two different types of salt:

 

Epsom Salt

The pure mineral compounds for Epson salts are magnesium and sulfate, both readily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes reducing inflammation and helping muscle and nerve functions. It is important for combatting stress and fluid retention and calming the nervous system. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients and flush toxins.

 

Salt from the Dead Sea

Includes potassium, calcium chloride and bromides. Potassium energizes the body and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance. This in turn is important for immune system function. The waters from the Dead Sea are unique in that they contain 27% of various salts as compared to 3% in normal sea water. Further, while sodium accounts for approximately 80% of the salt content of normal sea water, it comprises much less of the salt total in water from the Dead Sea.

Aeration

During both therapies, the aeration gently massages the soft tissues and muscles as the horse enjoys the physical and mental break from their rigorous routine.

 

Depth of water

The depth of the water will directly affect the amount of pressure that is exerted on the injury and aid in the dispersal of fluid retention.

 

 

PRICE:

$85 half hour treatment

Packages available: Buy 4 treatments get one free.
(Must be paid at the time of first treatment, and used within 3 months from the date of purchase).