What is Structural integration and the Equine Natural Movement Series?
Structural Integration therapy works by releasing and reorganizing holding patterns in your horse’s fascial web (connective tissue). Returning your horses body to its natural balanced way of being and moving. This bodywork is similar to “Rolfing” in humans. The Equine Natural Movement Series consists of 5 progressive sessions. By working through superficial layers of tension, gradually unwrapping deeper accumulated restrictions from discovered holding patterns in your horse’s body. The effects of Structural Integration are long lasting as it not only relaxes, but also re-educates the horse fascial system and nervous system.
What are the Sessions Like?
Structural Integration bodywork uses a very slow hands-on technique. Each session will have a slightly different focus. The entire horse is always assessed by integrating the body front to back and side to side. Generally, this takes place in the stall, so they are free to move and express themselves while we are working together. If need be, the owner may hold the horse during the session.
How Can This Work Help My Horse?
The Natural Movement Series can significantly change a horse’s structure, resolve issues of imbalance and improve movement and attitude. Your horse can begin to access their full potential. Structural Integration re-educates the horse’s nervous system and connective tissue system by rebalancing and re-patterning the way the horse uses his whole body.
Benefits of Structural Integration
- More Graceful Movement
- Optimal Overall Performance
- Reduced Injury
Increase Suppleness, Energy, and Impulsion
- Greater Precision
- Increased Freedom Through Transitions
- Power and Strength Through Efficient Use
- Horse Seems More Willing, Social and at Ease