WHY BODYWORK?

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RELEASE OLD ISSUES
IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
RESTORE WELL-BEING
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RESOLVING COMPENSATION

 

When there is discomfort or reduced mobility in one part of the body, another part must compensate.  These structures are then forced to work in ways they were not designed.  Further tension and discomfort results, forming a chain of issues affecting performance.  Valissa can help identify these patterns and release them, even if they have been there for a very long time.

THE ISSUE IS IN THE TISSUE!

 

Soft tissue has memory and is quite happy to hold issues stemming from physical strain, toxicity and emotional stress.  All of the above will appear as performance and mobility issues.  Owners often express their joy at how much happier their horses are after receiving bodywork.  

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RESTORING RANGE OF MOTION

 

Muscles act in pairs:  while one is contracting, the opposing member of the pair must relax and vice versa.  After a muscle contracts, it must relax fully to return to its original position.  However, when a muscle contracts repeatedly, the relaxation phase becomes shorter and shorter, resulting in a loss of range of motion!  Valissa can help restore the range of motion, flexibility and suppleness your horse may have lost through repetitive activities and work.

WORKING DEEP IN THE BODY

 

Performance issues can appear not only from muscular and connective tissue issues, but also from challenges in the vascular, nervous and visceral (organ) systems.  A solid understanding of the interconnectedness of all the systems of the body is applied when doing bodywork.  Restoring mobility on ALL levels is key to restoring your horse's true vitality and optimal performance. 

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