Myofascial tissue is the connective tissue of the body. It is a three dimensional web and connects everything. It is just under the skin, surrounds muscles, blood vessels,organs, brain and spinal cord. It is elastic, slippery and very strong. It simply holds us together. Fascia is lubricated between each layer which allows easy movement. When fascia becomes restricted it becomes like glue restricting ease of movement.
Injury, inflammation, poor postural habits, lack of use can lead to fascia restrictions. With these restrictions the horse cannot move easily and will compensate putting more stress on other joints and muscles causing more restrictions and poor circulation that can create improper muscle memory.
Myofascial release techniques will allow the body to regain proper movement and circulation. Once this is accomplished it may be necessary to retrain muscle movements to correct muscle memory.
To learn more about MFR and to learn from my mentors follow the links below:
Doris Halstead is a pioneer in this work and has been a mentor to me for many years. She is key to me pursuing this career. When I saw how the horses improved after she performed her MFR techniques, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. Doris is truly gifted and an inspiration. I am truly honored to know her and continue learning from her.
To learn more about Doris and her books and videos, click here to visit her website. www.reachintolifebooks.com
Ruth Mitchell-Golladay is another great teacher that I had the opportunity to learn Myofascial release techniques from. I thoroughly enjoyed her course.
To learn more about Ruth click here to visit her website. www.equinetherapeutic.com