Supper Equine shiatsu For Horse

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Equine Shiatsu

Shiatsu, as a form of bodywork for humans, emerged from Japan in the early 20th century. The therapy became popular in the West in the early 1970’s with the development of equine shiatsu occurring in the early 1990’s.

What is Shiatsu

Shiatsu literally means Shi “finger” atsu “pressure” and is based on the same principles as acupuncture and acupressure. The application of pressure from fingers, thumbs, palms and elbows along with gentle stretches and rotations helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability.

Equine shiatsu

Equine shiatsu

The theoretical basis of shiatsu lies in traditional Oriental Medicine where the health and wellbeing of the individual is dependent upon the smooth flow of energy (“Ki”, Japanese or “Chi”, Chinese) around the body. Energy flows to the internal organs, muscles and tissues via channels, or “meridians”, similar to the body’s circulatory and nervous systems. Along these channels are points where the energy can be more readily accessed and stimulated.

Meridians link both to the internal organs and a wide range of physical and psychological functions. For example, the bladder meridian impacts directly on the urinary system but can also affect the autonomic nervous system, bones and teeth, plus on a psychological level, fear and stamina. Stimulation of the meridians and points can therefore directly affect the organs and body systems.

Equine shiatsu

Equine shiatsu

A smooth flow of energy is considered vital to maintaining health. Disruptions to the flow of energy will cause an imbalance which manifests as pain, discomfort or the symptoms of illness and disease. Both internal and external factors along with accident and trauma can affect the energetic balance.

Internal or emotional factors such as fear, anxiety or anger, when seen in excess over a prolonged period, will disrupt the energetic flow. External or environmental factors such as wind, cold, heat and damp can invade the body and upset the energetic balance. How often have you sat in a draught and had a stiff neck the following day? Other factors affecting the health of an individual include their basic constitution, diet, exercise and living conditions.

Supper Equine shiatsu Horse

 Supper Equine shiatsu Horse

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