Equine Body Work
Equine body workers address the body as a whole, as one system, assessing quality of the soft tissues as well as muscular and postural symmetries. They also utilize information from static and dynamic assessments of the individual horse to provide the best support for the horse, regardless of discipline.
Techniques like these aid in increasing blood flow, mental relaxation, lymph drainage and improve suppleness. Because of the variety of benefits, massage therapy like this can be applied to conditions from 'back pain' to gait asymmetries.
Benefits of choosing a Body Worker:
Though there currently isn't a regulatory body for massage therapists, qualified equine body workers are part of the International Body Worker Association (IEBWA). This is a central governing body where members are required to complete a specific number of hours of CPD each year so that owners can be assured they are receiving the highest quality level of care from practitioners who actively maintain their skills and knowledge.
The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse.