March 2017 e-newsletter

March 2017 e-newsletter

Hello All, Time to fill you in on the latest news. Sitting in an airport (again??) making my way to Wellington, FL for an Advanced 5-Day Course in the sun, and a Certification Completion Course, also in the sun. Next time I write I'll be able to introduce you to a new group of Certified Practitioners. While in Wellington I'll be catching up with my ole' pard, Bill Stanton of Bill Stanton Integrated Equine Bodywork. Well, he's not that old, but Bill gave me the opportunity to spend over eight years working on some of the finest competition show jumpers…
The Masterson Method® will be presented at: Iowa Horse Expo: Des Moines, IA,March 31st - April 2nd (Presented by MMCP's Theresa Burns, Martha Becker, and Janice Kennedy-Davison) High Desert Horse Expo: Redmond, ORApril 21st - 23rd (Presented by Allison Wetter, MMCP) Minnesota Horse Expo: St. Paul, MNApril 28th - 30th (Presented by Jim Masterson) Western States Horse Expo Sacramento, CA June 9th - 11th, (Presented by Jim Masterson) Mule Days Bishop, CA May 23rd - 28th (Presented by Loni Langdon, MMCPInstructor with an emphasis on Mules Mane Event - Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada October 20th - 22nd (Presented by Jim…
We're excited to share new developments in the Masterson Method Equine Therapy Specialist arena. For those of you who recently joined us from the PATH Region 6 conference... Welcome!!Last weekend Lise Lunde and Sara Sherman from Brainerd, MN presented on the Masterson Method and how it's being used with therapy horses in equine-assisted activity and therapy programs. In all, over 100 people attended the talk and demo at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Region 6 Conference in River Falls, Wisconsin (they cleaned us out of handouts!). Two very sweet horses helped us demonstrate the bladder meridian with volunteers…
The Masterson Method of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork comprises of two basic categories of techniques: those that release tension in situ, and those that release tension through range of motion in a relaxed state. Releasing tension in the muscles and restoring flexibility and range of motion to the skeleton work together. Relieving tension in the major muscles that control a joint allows the joint to operate more freely. Simply asking for movement of a limb or body part in a relaxed state can release even more tension in the muscles and soft tissue that control that area of the body. …
The Masterson Method Equine Therapy Specialist (MMETS) training is a program that grew out of the intention of bringing some of the basic techniques of Masterson Method to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) programs. Clients in the program learn some basic Masterson Method techniques which they share with the horse with the intention of giving a gift to the horse. The horse benefits from receiving Masterson Method bodywork and often the client also benefits from the interaction.We were recently invited to present an overview of the MMETS program and training and demonstrate how it works at the PATH (Professional…
In this Masterson Minute, well, a little bit more then a minute.......Using the Masterson Method techniques to release tension neck and shoulders and positioning the horse to allow the horse to relax in a "Horse Yoga" position. You can subscribe and see videos as they become live at the Masterson Method, You Tube Channel: The Masterson Method You Tube Channel. https://youtu.be/hh_Td3NB4rs
My Mustang mare I adopted in September from one of the Prison (WHIP) Wild Horse Inmate Programs began to have some stifle issues recently. One day when our chiropractor was here working with her, I did a bit of what I learned from the Beyond Horse Massage, DVD and to say it was a profound and powerful experience for all of us would be an understatement. I practice Animal Reiki and see the difference it makes, but this was amazing! We watched her go into a very deep place of healing and process. Most likely she has a LOT of…