WHAT'S INVOLVED IN A TREATMENT?
Each treatment is tailored specifically for your horse or companion animal. Ideally, I will visit you in your home, where your pet is most comfortable.
I will ask questions in order to establish a picture of their lifestyle, nutrition and health background. This will be followed by a dynamic (your pet in motion) assessment and a gentle hands on palpation technique to complete the assessment picture.
A treatment may consist of just one therapy or a combination of therapies in order to best address your animal's needs.
Treatments usually take around an hour, depending on your pet and their response to treatment. Initial consultations can take up to one hour and 15 minutes while we discuss your animals health requirements.
We can also provide saddle fitting advice, hoof trimming, nutritional advice, intuitive support and referrals to other professionals where required.
Whole Herd Therapies recommend a follow-up treatment...Why? As the therapy peels back the layers of acute pain more chronic issues may present. In this way these issues can be treated and further benefit will be gained by encouraging a healthier holding pattern in the body.
After treatments your pet may experience some changes to their body which can leave them a little sore. This soreness is the effect of Delayed Onset Muscle Syndrome (DOMS) in which the stretching of muscle fibres and fascia create micro trauma. The soreness is perceived as a dull, aching pain in the affected muscle, often combined with tenderness and stiffness and usually resolves within 48-72 hours.
If possible give your pet time to process the changes, ensure they have access to plenty of fresh water and room to move to allow the body's lymphatic system, which is driven by muscle movement, to expel toxins and if possible 4 days of rest or reduce the workload to allow for changes they may be experiencing.