Masterson Method

In recent studies there have been a number of different myofascial lines identified. These lines are the horse's functional anatomy lines: they connect muscles, tendons and ligaments, they provide stability, balance and movement. When an injury or trauma occurs to fascia it can thicken or tighten and become stuck. This can lead to tension in muscles, restriction in movement and compensatory movement patterns in your horse. The aim of The Masterson Method®️ is gently to mobilise the fascia using a series of light touch and movement techniques. The light touch works alongside the parasympathetic nervous system, and also helps bring the body's awareness to where the restrictions are, helping to release these restrictions and enabling the fascia to glide again. Improving the horse's range of movement leads to enhanced physical performance of the horse’s body.

Louise and Masterson
Louise and Masterson

The Masterson Method® is an innovative form of equine massage that enables the horse to release deep, accumulated pain and tension in fascia, muscles and connective tissue. Through the use of light touch and gentle movement in a relaxed state, and observation of a range of the horse’s responses (these visual and palpable responses tell you what the horse's body is feeling), you’ll open doors to improved health and performance while enhancing communication with your horse.

Fascia is a web of connective tissue that is the support of the whole body. It surrounds, bones, tendons, ligaments and organs. It is sensory rich and has a vast supply of nerve endings. Fascia enables the smooth functioning of the body by allowing each structure to glide smoothly over another. In essence, fascia provides support and tensegrity to the body.

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Regular bodywork sessions can enhanced horses' physical and emotional wellbeing. I am happy to work independently or as part of a team, with you, your horse, your vet, farrier or trimmer, and anyone else involved in your horse care. We all have your horse's best interests at heart.