What is Flowtrition?
Flowtrition is gentle touch connecting to the horse and their nervous system. As with all of us, we are different. Flowtrition often has a calming effect thereby resulting in the horses creating their own change and making their own bodily adjustments within as needed.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is using different strokes and varying levels of pressure on muscles to obtain release. Studying the Masterson Method and Equissage – it combines energy work with muscle massage. Massage therapy enhances muscle tone, improves circulation, increases range of motion, reduces recovery time from injuries – promotes healing by increasing the flow of nutrients to the muscles and carrying away excessive fluids and toxins, and creates overall well-being…physically and mentally.
Are Flowtrition and massage therapy the same thing?
No, they are different techniques, but amazingly, the results can be the same. They can be performed separately, or together. However, practicing Flowtrition, the Masterson Method and Massage enhances the experience for the horse and meets their needs on every level.
KEY BENEFITS OF FLOWTRITION AND MASSAGE THERAPY
Sixty Percent of the horse’s body weight is muscle – any stress or injury results in tension, thereby limiting performance and overall well-being. Massage and Flow relieve that tension – both mentally and physically for the horse.
For performance horses:
- Can be used preventatively on performance horses to loosen and warm up the muscles prior to event
- Post-event massage relieves muscle pain and stiffness by returning the muscles to a normal state much faster than if gone without a massage
- Enhancing blood flow keeps the body in better physical condition
For injured horses:
- Increased blood flow accelerates healing
- Can relieve tension and agitation from horses on stall rest
For horses in training/schooling:
- Releases tension in areas allowing horses to move freely
- Improves range of motion
- Tension-free muscles allow for better collection and maintaining proper form resulting in longer-term benefits