"Beyond right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field of no expectations, only love. 

Meet your horse in that field and allow your energies to become one."...adapted from Rumi 


  The following is a brief outline of the healing techniques that Deborah may use within any given body session.   However, the body work offered by Deborah is not in any way a substitute for veterinarian evaluation, consultation,  diagnosis or care.  The wellness therapies she offers are specifically designed to work on the energetic levels of the animal without producing any adverse side effects and to compliment traditional veterinarian medicine. 

Equine Body work   Deborah's unique style of bodywork evolved out of the many different methods of healing that she has been trained in.  Some of those methods include Jin Shin Jyutsu, Tellington T-Touch, Reiki, Tong Ren, Magnified Healing, Masterson Method of Integrated Body Work, Shiatsu, Equine Somatics, Equine Acupressure, Sports Massage and Essential Oil  Aromatherapy. When working with a horse, based on her evaluation she will use the best suited technique or combination of techniques to help bring the horse's mental, emotional and physical state of being into balance.   

Reiki is an ancient practice where energy flows through one's hands and promotes healing on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.  It is now recognized in some hospitals as an adjunct to surgical procedures. 

Myofacial Release  is a technique using sustained pressure ranging from very light touch to deep pressure to release restrictions and barriers within the fascia system in the body.  Fascia is a web of connective tissue that surrounds every structure of your body.  It is the immediate environment of every cell in the body.  When restricted it has the potential to pull us out of alignment causing pain, excessive pressure nerves and interfere with the healthy functioning of the body.  When released it promotes pliability, lengthening, and elasticity to the soft tissues, surrounding muscles resulting in proper alignment of the skeletal system.

Digital Thermal Imaging is a non-invasive tool which measures surface temperatures of the body. It can be used for saddle fitting and to detect abscesses or even a forthcoming injury due to the imbalanced use of the body.

Bio Sonic Repatterning  is a natural method of healing developed by John Bellieu, ND, PhD., using tuning forks calibrated to sonic ratios inherent in nature.

Essential Oil Aromatherapy  includes the use of therapeutic grade oils to release emotional and physical issues held at the cellular level. Depending which nostril the horse uses to inhale the scent indicates whether the problem / issue is more physical or emotional in nature.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese practice that safely addresses chronic and acute pain due to energetic "locks" within the body. 

Tellington-Touch (T-Touch) has at its foundation the Feldenkrais Method which is known for re-organizing the human nervous system.  T-Touch uses specific hand movements that open up neural pathways to the brain, re-organizing the nervous system of the animal.  The result is a renewed sense of body awareness which in turn improves self confidence and coordination.

Equine Somatics is a technique that works with the horse through assisted guided movements (called pandiculations) that reset chronically contracted muscles  into their proper relaxed state and relieve the pain associated with these unnatural contractions caused by stress, repetitive motion, trauma or injury.   

Infra sound Therapy  Infra sound therapy is a deep penetrating low frequency chaotic sound wave massage device. It uses low frequency alpha waves in the 8-14 Hz range which are designed to dissolve encapsulated trauma and open up the neural pathways activating the brain's response to healing itself.  Because it uses low frequency sound waves, it does not generate any heat so you can not do any damage to the soft tissues in the body.  Studies have shown that it generates the production of synovial fluid in joints. 


 

 

Photos to the Left and below: "Blue" owned by Theresa Mcmanus of Keymon Farm in Dillwyn, VA relaxing while in "horse yoga" pose.

 

 Photo Above: Deborah balancing chakras. Everything about Deborah's work centers around releasing long standing tension and restoring harmony and balance to the horse on the physical, mental, and emotional levels. 

Photo Below:  Chart showing the physical locations of the chakras within the horse. 

Chart of the horses' chakras