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Kathryn Reid

Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapy

Karuna Reiki Master, Komyo® Reiki Shinpiden Shihan

Caledon, Ontario, Canada Area

Contact me at (416) 938-5257

Or email: kathryn@equine-reiki.ca

 

Why Reiki Massage for my horse?

 

The horse has served the human for centuries. Asking very little while furthering our quality of life. I don't believe that a horse is just a possession or a tool for business or sport. The horse's real gift is its spirit. There are a myriad of gifts and lessons that the horse bestows upon those of us willing to listen. Reiki is, in my experience, the key to reaching a deeper, more meaningful, understanding of both the horse's spirit and our own human spirt.

 

For a number of reasons, horses are susceptible to muscle strains and stress.  Play in the paddock with other horses, a slip on some bad footing, work-outs in arena, compensating the rider in subtle ways, even the bit and reins can stress a horse’s neck and body.  There are so many opportunities for our horses to get muscle strain.  Even old injuries can create scar tissue which needs to be worked out to allow for easier, smoother, more relaxed movement.  A more relaxed horse physically, is a more relaxed horse mentally.  Which one would you rather ride?

 

For the many reasons humans benefit from massage, so too can a horse. 

 

Muscle: 

  • Increase range of motion of muscles
  • Decrease/dislodge scarring
  • Stretch/contract muscle
  • Decrease muscle spasm
  • Increase muscle tone
  • Decrease recovery time for fatigued muscles 

Lymphatic System:

  • Assists lymphatic flow
  • Directs lymph flow to nearest lymph node
  • Assists in detoxification and immunity

Cardiovascular System:

  • Increase function of venous system
  • Vasodilates veins and arteries
  • Increases arterial and arteriolar blood flow
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Decrease heart rate

Nervous System: 

  • Relax nervous system (the boss of the body). 

Reiki:

  • Reiki energy work with massage or any therapy can:
  • Accelerate/increase results
  • Begin healing emotional/spiritual issues from previous experiences
  • Improve disposition
  • Speaks to a horse through energy, their own language of communication
  • Release anxiety and stress physically.
  • There are times in massage therapy sessions where the horse is too sore to touch. This is where Reiki is a champion therapy. Offfering Reiki in such instances is the perfect healer.