A friend text me the other day and said her horse had foundered. So I researched some of my educational materials on laminitis to find material to send her. Here are some helpful acupressure points if you have a beloved equine companion with laminitis.
Did you know when I preform an equine structural integration session I address these points and many other acupressure points along all the meridians of the body? At the beginning of the session, I open the bladder meridian of the horse and address all the major organs points to get everything moving in the body. It is a great way to check in with the horse and see if there are any areas throughout the body that may need a little more TLC ❤
Active release technique (ART) is a patented soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves (., headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow). These conditions have one important commonality -- they often result from injury to over-used muscles. Each ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his/her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols -- over 500 specific moves -- are unique to ART. They supposedly allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. Active release technique is similar to some massage techniques, albeit more aggressive.