The Tense TMJ

Temporal mandibular joint issues can create tension in the poll, and vice-versa says, equine bodywork therapist Jim Masterson. And conversely, pain or restriction in the poll will affect other parts of the body. “Issues in your horse’s body have a way of reflecting in his poll and atlas,” explains Masterson. Therefore, tension and pain he…

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Educational Friday 2) Levels of Touch

2)  Levels of Touch   The amount of pressure (or non-pressure) we use is the most important, and often the most difficult part for humans, of staying underneath the horse’s bracing response.   When asked “How much pressure are you using?”, rather than say, “Well, I’m using exactly 2.43 pounds per square inch over an…

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Educational Friday 1) Touch

  1)  Touch   Why is Touch so important when doing this work with the horse?   For humans, if something is working well we think that even more of it will work better. Working with the horse with this Method, the opposite is true for the following reason:   The horse is programmed to…

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Masterson Method Equine Therapy

Masterson Method® Equine Facilitated Therapy Program Specialist Training. Equine Facilitated Therapy is a growing field, with equine therapy centers offering programming to a variety of clients and incorporating horses experientially to provide clients with physical, mental and behavioral health benefits and therapy. We are excited to announce that we are developing a new specialty within…

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