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The Masterson Method ™ Of Integrated Equine Performance BodyworK

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The Masterson Method ™ a unique method of bodywork that recognizes and then follows the visual responses of the horse to touch, to find and release accumulated muscle and structural stress in key junctions of the horse's body that most affect performance. This Method creates an interaction between the horse and practitioner in which the horse participates in the process of release. It is an equally effective technique for any equine discipline.  Due to its intuitive, gentle and interactive nature, it is a wonderful way to increase trust, bonding and understanding between human and horse. 

No matter how perfect the conformation on a horse, no horse is symmetrical. Tension patterns in the muscles and connective tissues of the joints can form simply from any repetitive work (and of course from any injury or pain). These tension patterns create restrictions in the junctions of the horse’s body which can then restrict movement and affect performance.  The horse reaches a point where he can’t completely release this stress or tension on his own, even after the work, injury or pain that caused the pattern is gone. This bodywork searches out those tension patterns and facilitates the release of those restrictions 

The Masterson Method™ focuses on releasing tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance such as the poll, neck/shoulder/withers junction, and sacro/lumbar junction. Link to www.mastersonmethod.com

Lou Wilks Is a certified insured Masterson Method practitioner

We are accredited through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits.


Hi Lou,

Just writing to Thank you for treating Phoenix. I've now played with and ridden him a few times since you treated him and he is a lot better and is able to move much more freely. His overall shape is looking a lot better too. Thank you! 

Rachael Morland... Parelli instructor

Since using Lou to treat my horse Sox the difference in her had been amazing, after her treatments I can feel a difference in her schooling immediately afterwards as she feels more supple and finds lateral movements much easier. I would definitely recommend the Masterson Method for anyone who competes in dressage as it definitely results in a happier more comfortable horse who is willing to work without resistance. Thanks Lou looking forward to seeing you again soon! 

Elle loved her Masterson method treatment on Thursday! She and i both thoroughly enjoyed it and after being lame for 3 weeks she has now come sound and is back in work Thanks Lou .

Frank, Jack and Tova each had a Masterson Method session today with the two very special and extremely talented ladies Lou Wilks and Vicky Devlin. Here is Jack looking very relaxed with Lou and letting out some rather large releases. What a fabulous day, thank you both so much xxx

Just to say how well Molly is going since last Masterson's treatment, she is fab, Callum can now ride her off the lead rein in and out of school, she plods on lead rein with the other kids. Callum had his 1st trot on her last night on a hack, no leader and she was fab looked after him, didnt bolt or buck and stopped when he asked. she is happier being groomed on left side too.

Treatment cost is £60 ,treatment time is usually up to 2 hours per horse, inc evaluation ,no charge diesel within 15 mile radius after that  40p per mile round trip from  dn40 3ps 
Additional £3.00 return crossing if crossing humber bridge.                                                                         

Discounts available for 3 horses or more  per yard.                                                                         

  • To Book a Treatment Demo day at your yard....

    2 horses having a full body 2 HOUR treatment £60 per horse 
    and a min of 10 spectators £20 pp
    contact Lou Wilks 

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