Horses

Like humans, horses and other animals experience stress and develop chronically contracted muscles and limited mobility.  This can lead to discomfort, behavioral problems, and, in animals being used intensively, to diminished performance capabilities.  The Feldenkrais Method® (somatic education modality developed by Moshe Feldenkrais) and Tellington Touch (an holistic approach to the body, mind, and spirit of animals developed by animal expert, Linda Tellington Jones) are sophisticated systems of movement education and touch. Both modalities have a broad range of application in the human and animal worlds. 

Jandy Bergmann, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and practicing student of Tellington Touch, integrates her training in these areas with her training in classic Equine Sports Massage Therapy to give your horse, (or dog, cat, or other four legged friend) appropriate treatment resulting in profound improvement.  Jandy is an Equissage Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (click to read more) and has owned, trained, and ridden her own horses since childhood. She is the proud and joyful owner of a horse she has owned for 31.5 of its 32 years, a horse who is the sound and happy mount of Jandy's two young children. Jandy's family also includes several other senior horses whom Jandy has rescued and rehabilitated. Her work with horses can accomplish the following:


– Reduce risk of injury 

– Enhance muscle tone and increases range of motion 

– Boost athletic performance and endurance  

– Improve circulation 

– Increase production of synovial fluid in joints

– Reduce inflammation and swelling in the joints

– Relieve pain 

– Generally improve the disposition of the horse

 

IF YOUR HORSE HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS, HE OR SHE COULD BENEFIT FROM A SESSION:

 

– Off for no apparent reason  

– Loss of performance ability

– Stiffness  

– Short, choppy strides  

– Hind leg scuffing

– Coordination difficulties  

– Tying up 

– Shoulder or hip lameness

– Incorrect leads or refusing or resisting leads

– Difficulty bending

– Girthing problems  

– Head tossing

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