Equine shiatsu seeks to address the cause of an imbalance rather than focusing on symptoms alone, as these are seen as evidence of an energetic imbalance. I use shiatsu to enhance performance, support recovery from injury or illness, for the maintenance of general well being, calming and relaxation.

A first equine shiatsu session starts with a discussion focussing on the horses history, injuries, type of work, personality and behaviour. Following this a visual assessment is made with the horse first standing and then walking and a variety of touch techniques are used to determine Ki disharmonies in the body. Once this has been done, shiatsu can be given in order to redress imbalances and harmonise Ki.

The first shiatsu takes about an hour and a half, subsequent sessions an hour.

  • Fully Insured

  • Member of the Equine Shiatus Association (tESA)

  • Reports to vets supplied when required
Equine Accupressure Points (Tsubos)

Prior to a shiatsu session, the horse should be free from mud, preferably in a quiet stable. It is desirable to choose a time of day when the yard is quiet and the horse is not expecting to be fed, turned out etc. If they have been exercised that day, they need to have an hour before shiatsu in order to cool off, unwind and allow the heart rate to return to normal. It is preferable for the horse to be held for the first shiatsu, but I am happy to accommodate the horses needs should they be different from the norm eg happy to work in the field, untied, without the owner present.

After the shiatsu, it is recommended the horse has 24 hours without work and is left to relax. Shiatsu can make the recipient cool, so please rug accordingly.

Often carried out in conjunction with other health care practices, equine shiatsu is not a substitute for the vet or other equine health care professional. Many equine insurance policies include an alternative therapies section under the vets fee section, which covers shiatsu providing a recommendation is given by the vet.

Please Note:
It is a legal requirement to have veterinary consent before a horse can receive shiatsu (I will ask you to sign a form to say that this has been verbally given).

While I am happy to travel an hour from Ashington, West Sussex to see horses, a mileage fee will be charged following the first 10 miles.