Equi-bow / CranioSacral therapy
Equi-bow is the evolution of Bowen as well as various other disciplines and philosophies, such as Feldendrais, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral, Massage, stress point and soft tissue release modalities, along with a few other considerations, to form a unique holistic technique suited to horses, and other animals. Simply calling it Bowen for horses doesn’t do it justice … it is much, much more.
Certain factors such as environment, habit, training, injuries, equipment and natural asymmetry can contribute to imbalance and less than optimal functioning. Equi-Bow is a gentle hands-on technique that uses light touch to evaluate and facilitate soft/connective tissues and influence them to return to the balance of they are intended. Once balanced, the body can return to functioning as intended, for better flexibility, movement, less prone to injury, and overall well-being. I have had the good fortune to study under Chery Gibson and Simone Usselman-Tod, the co-founders of this uniquely profound equine bodywork.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to evaluate/listen to membranes and movement of the fluids within. This environment is where the brain and central nervous system originate, live and function. Sometimes the body is unable to maintain this system correctly which contributes to dysfunction and ill health, including the Central Nervous System (CNS). CST facilitates relieving imbalance and tension in the CNS, promoting a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health, immunity and a more correct functionality. There are various CST experts … I have been fortunate enough to have studied under Sandi Howlett DC and the Upledger Institute.
When combining these two modalities, both you and your horse can benefit from such profound improvements!
“I’m VERY grateful for Lisa’s with my super reactive mare. Since I have had Mojo treated, I have seen a marked improvement in her behaviour. She seems to be happier, thinking more and reacting (pinning ears, threatening to bite) much less. She also seeks out eye contact and is even a little more ‘cuddly’. Each interaction is getting better and better. So happy with the results so far and know that things will continue to improve as we continue to work together. Can’t wait to see how far our communication will continue to improve.”
… subsequent messages …
“Had the most successful ride on Mojo ever today. Tacking up with NO issues. She actually stretches Into girth and chest massages. Got her into frame doing shoulder-ins and haunches-ins and the best most rounded balanced canters ever!! She’s like a new horse! Thank you again Lisa
You’ve given me the horse I always knew she could be. I cannot thank you enough!!!
Marie Lymer, Bowmanville, ON