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Equine Massage for Performance Horses
Help your horse jump better, move faster, and run longer, by using your horse’s responses to guide your work! In this 75 minute hands-on guide, Jim Masterson shows 24 specific techniques to loosen muscles and increase performance, as well as over 30 tips for a successful treatment.
For owners, riders and trainers!
Help your horse jump better, move faster, and run longer, by using your horse’s responses to guide your work! In this 75 minute hands-on guide, Jim Masterson shows 24 specific techniques to loosen muscles and increase performance, as well as over 30 tips for a successful treatment. Most importantly, Jim shows how to use the horse’s response to guide your treatment. Once you know the 8 responses to look for, you will know exactly where to work, and for how long. This is a step by step guide, and each technique is clearly filmed and explained in detail. Jim shows a complete treatment that covers the neck, shoulder and back. He has used this treatment to improve performance on over a thousand horses- and now you can too!
This DVD details Mastersons method, which combines acupuncture, neuromuscular release, stress-point massage, and stretching and flexing. By using the four keys: search, response, stay and release, Masterson helps you recognize eight neuromuscular responses of the horse to your touch and how to use those to find and release accumulated stress deep in your horses connective tissues and muscles. By focusing on central-nervous-system treatments, Masterson shows you ways to improve performance; increase mobility and range of motion; free up your horses poll, neck, shoulders and lower back to improve jumping, bending and stopping; and how to use touch and the horses response to open communication with your horse.
“Step-by-step procedures, well-placed illustrations and computer animation ensure viewers and their horses will reap the benefits of the Masterson Method.” WESTERN HORSEMAN, OCT 2006.
As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, I found Jim Masterson’s approach to treating equine problems to be amazingly powerful. By using proven techniques that get directly to the horses’ brain, nervous, and endocrine systems, amazing results can be achieved even in only one session treatment. I had been working on a 9 year old Hunter who was unable to be ridden for the last two years due to cervical and sacroiliac dysfunction. Within 3 sessions, I now have the horse lunging steadily and he is able to take a 150lb rider on his back without any pain or dysfunction! Anthony Monteith B.Sc.(Hons), DAT AOM
I would thoroughly recommend owning one of these DVDs as an essential part of any sport or performance horse owners tool kit. Even if you only practice several of the techniques pre-ride daily, the ongoing benefits to your horse will be measurable.
Janice Clyma, Animal Therapies Unlimited North Canterbury New Zealand.
Running Time: 75 mins
The Masterson Method focuses on the connective tissues of key junctions of the body that most affect performance. With this method you learn to recognize 8 neurological responses of the horse to your touch, and how to use those responses to release accumulated stress that restricts movement and causes muscle and structural imbalance in the horse. Jim shows you how to give a complete treatment that covers the key junctions of the body most commonly pulled out of alignment in performance horses.
The steps: 1. SEARCH • 2. RESPONSE • 3. STAY • 4. RELEASE the horse shows us where tension is stored, how much is being released, and best of all, he participates in the process!
By listening to your horse, you will not just be performing random techniques, but you will be able to give your horse exactly what he needs.
In this step by step guide, each technique is clearly filmed and explained in detail. Jim shows a complete treatment that covers the key junctions that most affect performance; the poll, neck, shoulders and back. This treatment can be easily learned by anyone who wants to improve both performance, and their relationship with their horse!
About The Instructor: Jim Masterson, Integrated Equine Performance Bodyworker for the United States Equestrian Team at the 2006 World Equestrian Games, i: n Aachen, Germany, teaches a unique method of Equine Massage that uses neurological responses of the horse to touch, or feel, to find and release deep muscle and structural stress in key areas of the horse’s body that most affect performance. See his website at http://www.mastersonmethod.com/