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Lelia Canter, NC-LMBT #8615, EEBW # 2847, EEMFR,
JENT I (2010), AIRB
Associate Institute of Rider Biomechanics
-Myofascial Release -Craniosacral Therapy
-Jenkins Equine Neurophysiologic Therapy
Red Light Therapy -Reiki
For Horse & Rider

Available for home & farm visits
by Appointment

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Bodywork For Horse & Rider:
Myofascial Release is the three-dimensional application of sustained light pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions. First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human, animal, or equine frame, followed by palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction.
For more information regarding MFR you may visit www.myofascialrelease.com

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
For more information regarding CST, you may visit www.upledger.com

Reiki is a form of healing, stress reduction, and relaxation, received and developed over 100 years ago in Japan by Mikao Usui, and brought to the West via Hawaii in 1937.The Japanese word Reiki can be translated as 'universal or spiritually guided life force energy' and the Usui and Karuna systems are ways of working with Reiki for healing of self and others. Reiki is complimentary to other therapies and works in harmony with all other forms of treatment.
Find more information on Reiki at: www.reiki.org

Red Light Therapy is the topical application of red light to the skin using 660 nm red light waves to stimulate repair and healing in the body.The ultra red light affects changes in pain, inflammation, and immune system response to localized injury. It can be used in generalized areas or applied to specific acupoints along the body's meridian system. Red Light Therapy compliments professional health care by stimulating the release of the brain-body*s own neuro-chemicals to initiate and support recovery. See more information at www.diannejenkins.com.au

Equine Therapy: (JENT)
Jenkins Equine Neurophysiologic Therapy
JENT is a unique equine bodywork therapy system based on International Clinician Dianne Jenkins* lifelong search to reduce underlying causes of pain and lameness in horses. The search led to development of a system of therapeutic intervention known as JENT in which predictable patterns of injury are released.
JENT identifies patterns of subclinical injury as the primary cause of uneven posture, altered movement and behavioural / emotional disquiet while incorporating red light therapy, myofascial release, and craniosacral techniques to detect restrictions and realign soft tissue and muscle fascia.
The realignment of soft tissue results in skeletal repositioning thus reducing areas of repetitive trauma which inevitably result in reduced performance, training problems and eventually lameness and breakdown.
JENT Therapy usually requires a sequence of 3 initial sessions one week apart followed by a re-evaluation and follow-up session 4-6 weeks afterwards.

Session Information:
Sessions generally begin with red light application to essential points and identified areas of concern followed by combinations of Myofascial, Craniosacral, JENT, and Reiki techniques. Each session usually lasts from 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours.New client sessions typically begin with a series of 3 appointments 1 week apart followed by a re-evaluation and follow-up session after 2-3 weeks. Maintenance sessions are generally scheduled at 4-8 week intervals following initial sessions as symptoms improve. Frequency of maintenance and follow-up sessions are based on outcome and response to initial sessions. Outcome of sessions depend on many factors including post session stretching/exercise, diet & lifestyle, life events & physical/mental stressors, as well as the body's condition before beginning bodywork.

Q & As:
What may I or my horse/animal expect to feel/experience during (or for a brief period of time following) sessions?
In response to the red light and the light pressure used during MFR, CST, JENT, and Reiki; general responses to tissue release may include:
-Feeling of Wellbeing
-Laughter or Crying
-Increase or decrease in energy
-Light headedness
-Stomach/Intestinal movement
-Change in appetite/digestion
-Menstrual changes
-Temporary increase or worsening symptoms, soreness/pain/lameness/stiffness as the body adjusts to changes
-Involuntary movement of body during tissue release
-As tissues release,various emotions may be felt which the body has stored in response to past injuries/traumas
-Other changes

Important Notes Regarding Bodywork:
It is important to understand that the bodywork/red light therapy that you, your horse, or companion animal may receive is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation, feeling of well being, and relief of pain and muscular tension. And, to further understand that bodywork/red light therapy should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment and that you, your horse, or companion animal should see a physician and/or veterinarian, or other qualified medical specialist for any physical ailment that you are aware of prior to seeking bodywork services.
Because bodywork/red light therapy should not be performed under certain medical conditions, it is very important to inform your therapist of your and all your horse or companion animals known medical conditions and answer all intake questions honestly.
It is important to consult with/receive diagnosis and follow prescribed treatment recommendations from your physician and/or veterinarian and to work cooperatively with other health care professionals and therapists as well as your farrier, trainer, dentist, and qualified saddle fitter.
It is also beneficial to become familiar with and address your own (and others that may ride your horse) biomechanics and possible restrictions in movement that may transfer to your horse. It is also important to understand that human and animal bodies are dynamic in nature and constantly strive to maintain balance through adaptation and adjustment to changing conditions, stressors, and environmental factors.

"I have received great results from the red light therapy for my plantar fasciitis. My thanks go to Lelia Canter of HeartSong Bodyworks." Mary M. 2010

" I went to Lelia with inflammatory arthritis in my feet in December 2009. My recovery was amazing. I felt marked improvement with each session. She also has worked on chronic and acute injuries that my horse has suffered and helped her tremendously. I recommend her highly for her skills and sensitivity as a healer.”
Emily Shields, Instructor/Trainer, Biltmore Equestrian Center

"The JENT method made immediate and obvious changes in the structural problems and subsequent pain of our thoroughbred. It really was a magical & remarkable turn around. His movement and strides became more even and regular and there was a noticeable difference in the way he can pick up his shoulders to jump. I would highly recommend this type of bodywork on any equine! "
Elizabeth L. Tracy, horse owner, Fletcher, NC.

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