Integrated Equestrian Bodywork for the sport horse and rider is a fantastic way to achieve optimum result. Regardless if you ride for pleasure or competition...Bodywork is incredibly beneficial, for better health and over all well-being.
After studying The Masterson Method™ with Jim Masterson in Fairfield, Iowa. I find this technique incredibly easy to use with such large animals, and the horse responds immediately to the point you can literally see their tension release. This method is also a great diagnostic tool in finding areas of tension in the horse. When using the Masterson Method of Bodywork its always amazing to me how well all levels and breeds of horse respond and benefit greatly! I am looking forward to meeting you and your horse!
About Masterson Method™
The Masterson Method integrates a unique method of bodywork that recognizes and then follows the visual responses of the horse to touch, to find and release accumulated muscle and structural stress in key junctions of the horses body that most affect performance. This Method creates an interaction between the horse and practitioner in which the horse participates in the process of release. It is an equally effective technique for any equine discipline. Due to its intuitive, gentle and interactive nature, it is a wonderful way to increase trust, bonding and understanding between human & horse.
Integrated Performance Bodywork was developed by Jim Masterson in the early 1990's while working at large performance barns throughout the U.S. Jim noticed, as practitioners of many different modalities would work, the horses gave recognizable signs of release. Combining the best of multiple modalities, and using the horses response as a guide, Jim was able to identify where stress & restriction were located. Then with gentle flextion & touch found the key to their release.
Bodyworker for the U.S Endurance Team at the 2006 FEI World Endurance Championships in Terrenganu, Malaysia, Jim also uses this method on U.S & International quine competitors in Grand Prix, FEI Nation's Cup, Pan American and World Cup Jumping events and recently the World Equestrian Games 2010 in Kentucky.