Key Modality – Bowen Therapy with a remedial touch

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Ang ensures all the owners can get an understanding as to what their horses experience, when she provides a mini shoulder treatment for the human at the start of each first consultation. You’ll find her technique is refined according to her own experience and may feel quite different to a human Bowen Therapist.

The Bowen Therapy technique addresses all soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia), it also has a profound affect on the skeleton, internal organs, lymphatic system, meridians and acupuncture/acupressure points as well as releasing trigger and stress points.  Bowen Therapy is therefore a physical and vibrational therapy that encourages the body to homestasis (balance). Bowen Therapy is supportive to other equine industries and used in conjunction with, can expedite excellent results with dentistry, hoof, veterinary care and other complimentary health approaches.

What is involved in a Horse Fix Consult

The initial consultation includes a full assessment, with video and comprehensive palpation – providing the owner with an education on the ins and outs of their horse muscularly, skeletally and biomechanically.  This is followed by a customised treatment and education session for the owner.

How much do you charge and how long does a treatment take? $110 for first consultations – which can take up to 2 hours per horse. $90 for subsequent treatments – massages take approximately 45 minutes. If there are less than three horses to treat in an area Ang will charge a nominal amount to cover her fuel/time to travel.

Is what you do specifically for problems or can it just be a feel good and supply loosening kind of thing? All of the above! It is just like soft tissue therapy combined with an Exercise Physiology assessment for humans. I personalise the treatment according to what the horse needs.

 

Some horses need treatments that focus on:

Wellbeing

  • Which releases your horse from the rigours of everyday life to make it more balanced, soft, supple and more comfortable in it’s existence.

Rehabilition

  • Treatments designed to maintain correct balance and softness so the horse recovering from incidents will work its body in the correct shape and manner.

Pain & Discomfort Management

  • Acute treatment to reduce the impacts of injury or other illness.

Foundation Treatment

  • Treatment to maintain balance and muscle elasticity during build up and work programs.

Recovery Treatment

  • Treatment designed to reduce damaging acids and promote blood flow and healing through the body in order for the horse to more quickly gain benefit out of further training.

Performance Treatment

  • Pre comp treatment which has the purpose to open up the horse’s body for it to perform on competition day. Focusing on opening the ribs and respiratory system and providing blood flushes to the power muscles and concussive tendons.

The benefits of an Equine Body Therapy treatment:

» Contributes to muscle strength and suppleness

» Assists in joint mobility and range of movement

» Helps overcome skeletal issues

» Improves circulation

» Allieviates pain and discomfort

» Contributes to detoxification and lymphatic drainage

» Minimises muscle, tendon, ligament stiffness and strain and facilitates tissue repair

Riding Lessons – Equestrian Australia Qualified

With both an Equestrian Australia Introductory Coaching qualification and a tertiary Post Graduate Diploma in Education under her belt, Ang has outstanding teaching ability. Clients can attest to her ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, with a focus on what the rider can do to improve the horse’s movement and athleticism. Informed by her knowledge of equine biomechanics and fitness, Ang asks riders to embrace learning about themselves, to consequently enhance their relationship with their horse. Teaching at all levels the results are guaranteed!

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If you are student who is into physical development, you may enjoy a lesson utilising an excellent tool – Ang’s BALIMO® Chair. The BALIMO® Chair assists in reprogramming rider posturecore control lower back flexion &hip/pelvic mobility

If you want to carefully assess your own physical response to the 3D movement of your horse – book in a posturally specific riding lesson with Ang. Before you get on your horse, you’ll be put through your paces on this tricky little stool – that has a reputation for challenging even the most capable of riders!! It’s a great way to see how your core, hips, pelvis and lower back are actually working on the horse and give you a clearer understanding as to why your horse is restricted in its own movement, BY YOURS!

“The name BALIMO® comes from BAL ance I n MO tion. The chair was designed with the goal of loosening the lower spine and training coordinated lumbar movements. Thanks to its patented 360° point joint integrated inside the seat, BALIMO® enables three-dimensional movements… the spine straightens, muscular imbalances are playfully eliminated and new movement patterns activated.

The advantages of the BALIMO® at a glance:
➡️Strengthen the back muscles
➡️More mobility of the pelvis and spine
➡️Improvement of the sense of balance
➡️Increase body awareness
➡️Reactivation of the connections between the brain and muscles
➡️More safety and ease in the movement”

Ang is travelling throughout Gippsland offering private and group lessons at the venue of your choice. Call 0407 053 064 to find out more about her coaching methodology.

What her students say

“Wow my girls had the best riding lesson today with Ang Lea. This lady is great. Teaching my kids the right techniques in saddling up and riding. Ange even taught me a couple of new techniques that I had forgotten over the years. A great teacher from posture to ground work and riding techniques. I RECOMMEND HER TO ALL. “ | Deb Ferguson
“Completely recommend!!!! Ang has helped my daughter with her control and her position and so much more.” | Donna Prestipino
“Had a great first lesson with Ang from Horse Fix today, lots to learn and work on over the next month – I am just happy to be back in the saddle.” | Alicia Carpenter
“Thanks heaps Ang, I really enjoyed the lesson and certainly learnt a lot, and have lots to practice. It all made sense, great to learn, you are so good at explaining the how and why, easy to listen to and always a pleasure. Already looking forward to next lesson!” | Karen Pollard
“I like how Ang focuses on the rider’s position and balance and how they influence the horse. Those little things do make a difference. She also explains things really well.” | Monica Zhang
“Today I realised what a gift you have as an instructor, coach, Bowen therapist and horsewoman. I was bucked off my horse just before Christmas and suffered a fracture dislocation of my ankle. I’d had a couple of rides since in an arena or enclosed space. Today heading out on a trail ride with you as soon as I rode out the front gate and hearing his shoes on the bitumen I became a nervous wreck (as a doctor my mind was fixed on the injuries I’d sustain if I fell off again). But instead of letting me retreat back home you patiently spent over an hour slowly building our confidence back up until we were both calmly walking up and down the road. As a psychiatrist I’m well aware of how even more anxiety-provoking it would have been the next time I tried to ride out if you had let me give up! Then the icing on the cake was you working your magic with those hands of yours and releasing the tension I’d been holding in my back and trapezius muscle (exacerbated by 6wks on crutches). Truly grateful and I have a whole new respect for you as a professional. You’ve helped me through some mega road-blocks today. Thank you! (And I’m sure Zed is thankful that he’s not destined to a future of solely arena work too!)” | Amie Zahmere
“Ang, thanks for teaching me the importance of body position at the Meeniyan PC rally last month. I have noticed a big improvement and difference in the way Quiver and I ride together. Each time I ride Quiver, I always roll my shoulders back and think about the line between my ear, shoulder, hip and ankle. Empathy, empathy, empathy. Thanks.” | Sophie Kenney
 
“Ang absolutely makes me aware of my position on the horse. Her upbeat positive attitude makes grasping new concepts extremely easy and non confronting. Her attention to detail, in particular to the rider, always means I walk away from lessons more aware of how I am impacting my horse’s way of going.” | Vicky Henschke
“Ang Lea from Horse Fix will travel to you, which is good if you don’t have a float. She is very kind towards rider and horse and well priced.” | Tash Walker
“Ang Lea is fantastic.” | Alma Robinson
“Ang Lea of Horse Fix is fabulous. She goes above and beyond to help and makes everything clear, easy to understand and fun… not only for myself but my horse, as we both can be stress heads! Haha.” | Jess Coote
“Ang Lea is great! And very knowledgeable from a biomechanics point of view for both horse and rider. It’s so important to make sure that whoever you choose is qualified and insured! There are many, many unqualified instructors out there, and safety needs to be your biggest priority! ” | Laura Sergovich
“I had a lesson at Cannibal Creek Pony Club with instructor, Ang Lea. Ang focused on a lot of different things, including posture of the rider. I thoroughly enjoyed my riding lesson with Ang and am looking forward to the next one.” | Cassidy Fry