The Materson Method® Integrated Performance Bodywork is a unique interactive form of equine bodywork which uses the responses of the horse to the practitioners touch to find and release tension in the three main junctions of the body that most affect performance. It enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. Its something we do with the horse rather than to the horse. In fact if the practitioner does not listen and allow the horse to take part it does not work. Due to its intuitive, gentle and interactive nature, it is a wonderful way to increase trust, bonding and understanding between human and horse.
Although this bodywork was developed to improve performance in equine athletes competing in high demand environments, however it is equally effective technique for any equine discipline from happy hackers to riding club and all other equestrian activities.