Equine Body Work Services

JENT

Jenkins Equine Neurophysiologic Therapy identifies and releases subclinical fascial (connective tissue) distortions, which will prevent your horse from performing to the best of its ability. 

Jenkins Neurophysiologic Therapy identifies and releases subclinical fascial (connective tissue) distortions, which:

  • prevent the ridden horse from performing to its true ability;

  • stop foals and young horses from growing well and thriving;

  • make the starting under-saddle process and initial training much more difficult.

 

Most soft tissue injuries do not make the horse lame  - instead the ridden horse:

  • becomes unwilling in its work;

  • changes behaviour;

  • shows some unevenness; or

  • is just 'not right'.

Equine Massage

Equine Massage is a non-invasive therapy which will benefit all horses. Massage improves:

  • flexibility;

  • increases range of motion (as well as having a positive affect on wear and tear of joints, ligaments and tendons);

  • circulation and assists in the elimination of toxins, as well as increasing blood flow and the distribution of nutrients;

  • the horse’s wellbeing and mannerism - just like humans, horses with soft tissue issues are not comfortable and often start displaying undesirable behaviours such as being nippy, not as willing in their work (as they once were).

There are many massage techniques, which one will be used usually depends on the massage therapist's findings when assessing the musculature of a horse.

Myofascial Release

Myofascia is the connective tissue which surrounds and covers the body’s muscles and bones. When the Myofascia becomes damaged or traumatised, it becomes tight causing a number of problems, including pain, inflammation and skeletal muscle immobility. Myofascial Release therapy is used to relieve these symptoms.

Photonic Red Light Therapy

Photonic Red Light Therapy promotes healing and controls pain.

Saddle Fit & Assessment

As I am not equipped to do full saddle fits, I will assess your current saddle for fit and symmetry on your stationary horse instead. As the horse cannot be ridden after a JENT session, a ridden assessment is also not possible. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for a saddle, which appears fine on the stationary horse, to be unsuitable once the horse is moving. I will recommend a saddle fitter if needed.

For further information:

www.saddlefitinfo.com (Dr Joyce Harman, author of ‘The Horse’s Pain-Free Back & Saddle-Fit’. This is an excellent book.)

Equine Performance & Wellbeing

Nowra & NSW South Coast

Email:  elkaepw@icloud.com

Mobile:  0403 051 711

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