Equine Acupressure ( Chinese) / Shiatsu ( Japanese ) is a manual therapy that uses finger thumb and hand pressure on acupuncture points along the meridians in order to free restrictions in the body and to maintain good health – the same points are used in Veterinary Acupuncture.
Stimulation along the meridians along with hand manipulations allows the body to release pain and tension gently adjusting both physical and emotional tensions.
Based on the principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Acupressure/ Shiatsu looks to find and treat the underlying causes of dysfunction , not just the symptoms. Combining the principles of Traditional Eastern Medicine theory and in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology we utilize developed skills of Observation and Sensitivity of Touch to make Equine Acupressure / Shiatsu an effective therapeutic aid to good horse health.
About Meridian Pathways:
The meridian pathways / channels are named after the organs of the body and centuries of history in China and Japan have shown that stimulation on certain points can affect certain organs and other body systems. For example the Heart meridian and its acupoints can be used to affect the heart and circulation and can be used for settling feelings of anxiety. The Stomach meridian can be used to help digestive upset, sluggish metabolism and muscle fatigue. When the free flow of energy in a particular meridian is disturbed or interrupted, then symptoms of illness or discomfort will begin to manifest along the pathway or in the internal organ systems.