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EQUINE FASCIA & TRAUMA RELEASE
(EFTR)

As a conventional massage therapist Sue soon noticed that although she was helping a horse in the short term, when she returned a month later the issues addressed previously had recurred. And having spent a decade in the industry she still see this happening to horses who are seen regularly by sports massage therapists alone. Which is great for their repeat business, but not so great for the horse or owner. ​Beginning an eight year journey to try and understand why massage was not working coincided with scientists starting to understand Fascia and its links with the autonomic nervous system. Sue had already been working at a much slower and lighter pressure and getting more lasting improvement, the science just added to her certainty that this was the way to go. Studying Shiatsu as part of my Acupressure training and seeing the connection with the Fascial system, Sue looked for somewhere I could learn more on a more formal basis. After a lot of searching, she found what she was looking for in the form of Fascia and Trauma Release pioneer, South African based Liza Kimble. Sue was lucky enough to be part of some of her first UK EFTR courses, completing Module 1 and Module 2. This has totally transformed how she now assesses and works with horses, combining these techniques with Acupressure in a way that has already transformed many horses lives.​​

Liza Kimble

SO, WHAT IS FASCIA?

Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. The tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin and has a direct communication with the autonomic nervous system. This means that both emotional trauma can be stored in the body and equally physical trauma can cause an emotional response in the brain. 

The nervous system is 

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