Equine Fascia and Trauma Release Workshops
All mammals possess the ability to neurogenically tremor after an arousal of the autonomic nervous system
Humans have overridden the brain stem function which allows them to naturally shake off this hyper arousal after fight, flight or freeze.
When manual fascia release is administered to either humans or domesticated horses, we are suddenly able to access the areas of stored trauma in the body, whether from a slow stress state or massive traumatic episode. We are also able to create phenomenal healing in the connective tissue where injury and pain occur, and release scars that could be creating a problem in the web.
In this workshop, horse owners and therapists alike will be taught the anatomy and biokinetic philosophy of Fascia, the Fascia Trains as discovered by the team led by Vibeke Elbrond at the University of Copenhagen( based on the Anatomy Trains of Tom Myers in humans) and how to release the tremor mechanism of the horse (Trauma Release Exercises) and in the human.
The attention is focused initially on the riders and their own compensation patterns, and seeks to introduce an effective manual therapy tool to self-treat their equines and themselves.
The 3 day Workshop is not designed to replace but rather enhance the Equine Therapists toolbox and enable them to add a new aspect to their work.
It takes a more in depth look at the actual fascia trains as well pain patterns, the link between chronic pain and trauma and the neurology of the autonomic nervous system.
The neurology has been a collaboration between myself and Dr Doris Boerner, a veterinarian from Hamburg who studied Neurology, Veterinarian Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine and Chiropractics.
Theory of the horses Fascia
Theory of Neurogenic tremoring and its links to Trauma
Theory of Pain and the autonomic nervous system
Fascial Activation Technique: Practical Psoas Release
Practical application of Fascia Release Technique on horses
• Profound Ventral line
Practical experience of Neurogenic Tremoring (TRE)
Continuation of theory
Practical assessment of scar tissue in humans and the implications of compensation in the pelvic fascia
Understanding the pelvis
Neurogenic tremoring (TRE)
Continuation of Fascia Release Technique practical on horses
Introduction of the Fascial slings
- Superficial Dorsal and Ventral Lines
Practical assessment of scar tissue in horses
Scar release techniques
Fascia Slings Practical:
- Spiral line
- Functional line
- Front limb protraction line
- Front Limb Retraction Line
- Lateral Line