“My aim is to use both EMMETT therapy
and equine massage to help horses reach
their maximum performance potential
and improve overall quality of life.”
My name is Melanie Harris, I began riding at the age of 12 always being passionate about animals, particularly horses. Since starting to ride I have gained experience over many disciplines and have had the pleasure of working with high-level coaches, riders and horses. At present, I currently own a warmblood gelding competing in dressage and my childhood allrounder, a thoroughbred mare.
I first learnt of the EMMETT Technique through a successful dressage competitor in Queensland. I gained interest in learning about the EMMETT Technique and enrolled in the Level 1 EMMETT 4 Horses course in 2015 to find out more.
I took my thoroughbred mare to be treated with changes in her being noticed instantly! Consequently, I went on to gain my Practitioners Certificate in 2017 so I can apply this amazing technique to all horses. Wanting to extend my knowledge and have the ability to offer different modalities, I also completed my Certificate in Equine Sports Massage through ‘Equestricare’ and graduated in February 2019.
EMMETT THERAPY & EQUINE MASSAGE
I am open to treating all types of horses; all breeds and sizes from all disciplines, whether they be competition or pleasure horses.
Throughout the treatment if you have any questions or concerns regarding general horse care, nutrition or exercise regimes I can assist in answering these and provide advice to achieve optimum horse health and performance.
“Balance and pain-free movement is
crucial for both horse and rider to
achieve full potential.”
Both EMMETT Therapy and Equine Massage are effective stand alone muscle release techniques. However, during my sessions I am able to integrate both techniques along with stretching regimes.
WHY OUR SERVICES ARE UNIQUE
Through using EMMETT Technique and Equine Massage I can address pain and discomfort, improve body movement and restrictions. MEL Equine EMMETT Therapy and Equine Massage can:
- Straighten tracking
- Improve collection
- Increase straightness
- Improve vertical and lateral flexion of the head and neck
- Improve lateral flexion through the rib cage
- Increase overstep
- Improve power delivery through hindquarters
- Improve transitions and lead changes
- Increase endurance
- Improve quality of life
I will keep a client therapy record, going beyond the average equine body worker. This way I know what was observed in the horse, what techniques were used and suggestions made to the owner at the end of the session. The record is developed at your first appointment to also gain previous history of the horse, owner contact details and horse information etc. I feel by doing this, it may encourage people to schedule follow up/regular treatments to maintain their horses well being and monitor progress and changes after treatments.
BOOK A SESSION IF YOUR HORSE HAS
- Injuries from sport or accidents
- Unbalanced gait/stance
- Lead/harness strain
- Lower back distress
- Inhibited movement/muscle restrictions
- Poor performance / behaviour changes