What have we learnt from our practice with horses?
Working with Fascia wave treatment on both humans and horses has led to deeper insight into the Fascia as well as the treatment itself. Most of all horses taught us that we do not need to treat where it hurts, but a softer treatment which allows deep waves go from a neutral to a tense area has even better effect in many cases – even when treating humans.
We got to learn that horses connective tissue structures is at least 95% similar to our own – overall it is not surprising that there are many similarities since we both are mammals. It is clear in any case that we have still a lot to learn about human treatment, through diagnosis and treatment of animals.
Horses respond very well to treatment, better than people. But, even in horses, there are variations. We can assume that their major muscle and connective tissue versus bone mass is one of the causes of the rapid results. The undulations can go through such large layers and moreover.
The horse can sleep standing, which we are unlikely to handle. We need to rest lying down to recover. Since we are built differently: composed of bone versus soft tissue and an upright bipedal body type. But still we can benefit from some our similarities.