Ivana Ruddock-Lange Bodyworker

Equine Touch and Canine Touch a gentle way to help horses and dogs.

Ivana Ruddock-Lange
Equine Bodyworker

The last 17 years, I have been involved with the gentle bodywork called The Equine Touch. I love its gentleness yet effectiveness, its respect for the horse’s body and mind. I love to work with horses, rather than on the horses.

I loved to teach this modality to horses owners as well, to see the “light bulb” moment when they realised that they are communicating with their horses on a different level.

Surely Equine Touch changed the life of many horses, but I know it changed the lives of many horse owners as well!  Mine included.

What is The Equine Touch?

The Equine Touch is gentle, body-based modality, non-invasively addressing the connective tissue such as fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

The tissue is mobilized and “stimulated” by using a specific move, or series of moves, over precise points of the horse’s body. These could be acupuncture points, trigger points or sites of common injuries.

Firstly a very specific body balancing foundation address is applied to the whole body.  Additional, specific Area of Concern addresses can be later applied; to have a greater chance of success in encouraging longer lasting changes when applied to this balanced and relaxed body. These areas are chosen according to tissue response and the horse’s reaction to our touch.

By addressing the meridian pathways, together with muscles and fascia, The Equine Touch crosses the line between physical bodywork and an energy modality. It can have the effect of inducing deep relaxation, releasing hypertonic and traumatized muscles, improving muscle tone, encouraging recovery from injury and muscle atrophy, reducing the pain spiral and assisting in detoxification and lymphatic drainage by increasing circulation. The horse’s awareness is changed and it is encouraged to rebalance not only physically, but emotionally for deep relaxation also encourages the autonomic nervous system to drop toward repair and renewal.

The Equine Touch is a technique that invites changes rather than forcing them to happen.

To find out where you can learn Equine or Canine Touch please visit the modality websites.