Equine Body Work Therapy Services

Magna wave Therapy with the BEMER

What is BEMER?

The BEMER Set includes a blanket and boots which emit Magna waves. The set is used to promote healing by increasing blood flow to the treated tissues. This treatment can be used on a clinical basis or as a maintenance treatment to keep your horse at the top of their game.

BEMER stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation

The set can be placed along the animal’s neck, back, rump, and any two limbs to promote increased blood circulation, muscle oxygenation and relaxation.

All these therapies work together to promote and maintain healing. The BEMER Set can be especially helpful to those animals recovering from operations or injury to quicken the pace of healing and the return of comfort.

BEMER Services

The BEMER set is automatically provided during use of any other Equine Bodywork therapies, but can be scheduled as a stand-alone appointment, or as an add on to any of our regular equine services.

Craniosacral Therapy

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

  • A holistic healing practice which uses light hand pressure to optimize body movement, activate stress relief, promote the physical release of bodily tension, and alleviate muscle tension.

What is Involved with Craniosacral Therapy?

Initial Body Work Evaluation and Therapy

  • History and Consultation- Ryan will discuss with you a full history of your horse’s health, diet, activity, and goals to drive the body work assessment.
  • Dynamic Assessment- After gathering a detailed history, Ryan watches your horse in motion. This will provide insight regarding where they hold tension and pain and drive the direction of the release session.
  • Palpation and Release- Ryan will then perform a full body exam using physical palpation, while administering pressure release techniques. Your horse’s responses to the myofascial release will aid in diagnosing tension points and drive future treatment plans.
    • 10 Step Protocol: Lastly, in the Craniosacral Session Ryan will apply subtle massage techniques to address all physical regions of the animal from head to tail. This promotes muscular, mental, and cranial bone releases. These releases will be presented in several forms including licking and chewing, yawning, muscle relaxation, weight shifting, stretching, and more.
  • BEMER Session- Ryan will end every treatment with a BEMER session to increase blood flow to the targeted areas, improve healing, and give your horse a relaxing experience.

Follow-Up Bodywork Therapy

  • Palpation: With the gathered information from the Initial Body Work Evaluation, Ryan will re-perform a physical palpation to determine if new bodily tensions have arisen since the last visit, or if the previous areas of tension have improved.
  • Craniosacral Session: In this Craniosacral Session, Ryan will focus the session on the areas of the equid that displayed the most signs of tension and discomfort from the previous visit, as well as any new places that have arisen.
  • BEMER Session- Ryan will end every treatment with a BEMER session to increase blood flow to the targeted areas, improve healing, and give your horse a relaxing experience.

Coming Soon! Equine Massage Therapy

What is Equine Massage Therapy?

Equine Massage involves the physical manipulation of the horse’s soft tissue to decrease areas of tension and discomfort. This therapy increases the horse’s overall quality of life by:

  • Loosening tight joints, muscles, scar tissue, tendons, and edema
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage and blood flow
  • Reducing physical and mental stress

Coming Soon! Equine Kinesiology Taping

What is Kinesiology Taping?

Kinesiology Tape (KT) is a stretchy, athletic tape which holds the tissue in various positions to improve bodily function and movement, as well as reduces pain. It acts as a natural means to manage pain in your horse.

Benefits of KT include:

  • Pain Reduction
  • Improved lymphatic and blood circulation
  • Muscle and Joint Support
  • Increased Proprioception

How Does it Work?

KT is able to reduce pain via mechanoreceptor (nerve endings) stimulation. The more the mechanoreceptors are stimulated, the less pain receptors can fire and cause pain.