Equestrian Lifestyle Solutions

Horse and Human Well-Being and Performance

 

Integrated bodywork for horse and rider:
"Open up the power to move freely."

Contact at:

mfrgrace@gmail.com

203.506.2367

About Grace

Grace is an advanced therapist of The John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach®. She is committed to your goals of freedom from pain, fluid movement and well being. Her training includes therapeutic massage, eastern bodywork, Equine Myofascial Release, the Masterson Method™ (equine performance bodywork), Mother Massage®, Compassionate Touch® elder and Alzheimer's care, and Usui Reiki (Master Teacher).  She is certified by; the school of Equissage® for Equine Sports Massage Therapy, the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork, is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, and is licensed as a massage therapist by the state of Kentucky (#3763).
 

I’m confident we can release muscle tension, increase flexibility, and deepen body-mind awareness.

 

Myofascial Release using the John F  Barnes' Approach

Includes human and equine

 

When we/our horses experience physical trauma, scarring, inflammation, repetitive stress/posture injuries, the fascia loses its pliability. 


Fascia is a specialized system of the body with a web-like appearance which connects from head to foot/hoof without interruption. It covers and infuses every muscle fiber, bone, nerve, artery, vein, and internal organ, down to the cellular level. 


Over time, restrictions become problematic to the other systems of the body, exerting excessive pressure on pain-sensitive structures, causing pain and limited movement. 


Adding Myofascial Release to your current fitness/health practice will; result in lasting changes to connective tissue length, to eliminate pain and restore flexibility.

The Masterson Method™

Many of these techniques will yield visible and immediate improvements. 


This interactive method was developed to improve performance in equine athletes competing in high-demand environments. The Masterson Method™ releases accumulated tension in key junctions of the horse’s body that most affect performance.

Equine Sports Massage

Focused on the cause of muscle injury, the intent of sports massage therapy as taught by the school of Equissage®, is to relieve pain, locate and treat spasms/restrictions, and prevent future injury.


Pre-event massage loosens, warms and prepares muscles for the upcoming event, and post-event massage helps muscles return to their natural state, quickly and efficiently. 


Reiki

As stress, anxiety, and pain subside, well-being can be felt. Reiki; an ancient restorative art form, holistic in nature, helps restore balance to the body's energy system

Grace's Recommendations...

'Reiki… A Profound Healing Experience'  -Article from the International Association of Reiki Professionals

'Dressage Movements Revealed' -Jim Masterson and The Masterson Method™ (video)

'What’s happening during Myofascial Release?' -The John F Barnes Approach (video)

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