Oonagh Bannister BSc(Hons) EEBW EEMFR RCST
Cambridgeshire based Equine Body Worker and Mobile Therapist
Craniosacral Therapy & Myofascial Release for horse and rider
Equine Body Work
Oonagh trained with Equinenergy Ltd and is certified as an Equine Body Worker® by Equinology Inc. Further details can be found at www.equinenergy.com and www.equinology.com. She is a member of The International Equine Body Worker Association.
As an EBW (Equine Body Worker) she is qualified in how to administer sports massage therapy to horses and ponies. This is a full body massage covering 80 point locations of soft tissue and muscular stress. Oonagh understands the safe application of sports massage and has a very good knowledge of musculo-skeletal anatomy and has studied equine science as part of her training. Also included in her training was an introduction to dental issues and saddle fitting as well as gait analysis and postural evaluation. Oonagh does favour using craniosacral and myofascial techniques as these have proven to be the most effective in a wide range of conditions in horses.
Possible signs your horse may need manual therapy...
Any change in normal behaviour, change in disposition, objecting to being tacked up, head shy, defensive when touched, unwilling to work as usual including not moving forwards or backing up, not tracking up, knocking poles down when jumping, dropping in at the shoulder, wrong lead in canter transition, lateral work not as easy and many more reasons...