What is equine bodywork?
4WS bodywork sessions utilize the Masterson Method, an integrated, unique interactive, multi-modality method of equine massage. Working under the horse's instinctive bracing response, this method releases tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance (Poll-Atlas Junction, Neck-Shoulder-Withers Junction and the Hind-End Junction), allowing the horse to actively participate. The part of the horse's nervous system that blocks out pain and discomfort (the sympathetic, or flight, fight or freeze) let's go and that part of the nervous system that regenerates and heals (the parasympathetic) comes into play. This allows the horse to release tension that it has difficulty releasing on its own.