Fascia Balancing

Help your horse release traumas through fascia balancing!

In sessions, Margret’s hands warm the fascia tissue, layers open and constrictions melt. Muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones are all connected by fascia, which is why so many imbalances and injuries don’t heal fully until the stuck fascia is balanced and structurally re-integrated. The softening of the fascia allows old injury and strain areas, which have stiffened and become stuck, to melt, open and balance. Elasticity returns. Fluidity replaces resistance.

For example, a horse may strain a hindquarter muscle, but the rest of his body will immediately compensate to hide this injury by affecting the shoulders, back or poll. This compensation, while it prevents a predator (including us humans!) from seeing the injury right away, also brings mobility problems for the horse that remain long after the original injury has healed. So, a hindquarter strain from jumping will affect the horse’s back, shoulders, front knees and other areas. A poll injury will create mental confusion, loss of self carriage and back strain. A stuck gelding scar will prevent a smooth canter and tighten up the shoulder creases.

The miracle of fascia balance is that the results are lasting and the balancing proceeds at the horse’s level of ability and acceptance. There is no pain or soreness for the horse. Plus, the horse progresses into more physical freedom on his own from the ignition of the session.

Compare Conformation Balancing with “Energy Work”

Conformation Balancing is direct hand contact with connective tissue; energy work doesn’t always include contact.

Conformation Balancing offers specific paths for the fascia to respond and change. This bodywork addresses compensation patterns often hidden by the horse’s need to appear healthy and sound to prevent predator attack. Energy work usually focuses on a targeted healing goal.