After playing with Billy the other day and noticing that he was having a hard time cantering on a small circle, I decided to give him a spa day today.
It started with a little Masterson Method, The Bladder Meridian Technique, to help him release any tension he may be carrying.
BOY did he release some tension! I had some releases that I’ve never witnessed before. He kept stretching his head and neck down, turning it a little, chewing and chewing, then rubbing and rubbing his cheeks on his front leg. There was lot of yawning and stretching of his neck. At one point as I worked on his tail a little bit, his tail would raise and lower with my hand! Keep in mind that when doing the Bladder Meridian you don’t have to actually touch the horse or manipulate the muscles. It’s done using the energy in your hand. So watching Billy raise and lower his tail as I raised and lowered my hand was amazing. He had some tension in his hips and I did go ahead and do some muscle manipulation there. Just some pressing on different spots that he showed me by stretching, yawning, blinking rapidly, and raising his leg. The look on his face as I pressed into his hip was priceless…
I decided I wanted to follow the Masterson Method with a little “Redneck Raindrop” to help Billy continue to release and align himself. I had gone through my oils and picked out a few that I felt would be beneficial. I did a little muscle testing and came up with:
I figured the best way to oil him up was to do a “Redneck Raindrop Treatment”. In other words, I would use my choice of essential oils and apply them in the Raindrop method of vita flexing and cat scratching the oil in, along Billy’s spine and around his coronet bands on all four feet.
Before I put each oil on I allowed him some time to smell them. He lingered longest on the Sage, Believe and Eucalyptus Blue.
To start I applied Rosewood to the top of his neck, then scratched that in. They don’t make Rosewood any more, but it’s great as an antibacterial, antiviral, and is great for soothing the skin. Perfect for any residual itchy spots Billy may have!
Next, I dropped 2 drops of Valor on his heel bulbs, rubbed it in and vita flexed it around the coronet band of all four hooves. Valor has been found to help the body self-correct it’s balance and alignment.
Then, I dropped 4 drops of Valor down his spine from his tail dock to his withers, cat scratching that in from tail to withers.
I followed that with 3 drops of Sage, from tail dock to withers and cat scratched that in as well.
Sage has been recognized for its ability to strengthen the senses and vital centers of the body and to support metabolism. It is helpful for supporting the respiratory, reproductive, nervous, and other body systems. *From the Young Living Website
I went back to his head and dropped 3 drops of Brain Power on his crown and rubbed that in as well. Brain Power may help support and strengthen the immune system as well as help clear the mind.
Next, I dropped 3 drops of Believe in my non dominant hand, activated it by rubbing clockwise with my other hand and then just simply ran my hands down Billy’s forehead and long nose. I also rubbed my hands around the base of his ears and then did a little rubbing IN his ears after most of the oil had been removed from my hands. Believe can be both grounding and invigorating.
I finished this session with 8 drops of Eucalyptus Blue down Billy’s spine from his tail dock to his withers, then cat scratched it in. Eucalyptus Blue can bring about a sense of peace and well being. It is also anti-inflammatory and antiviral, both of which would be great for inflammation of the skin, such as allergies.
I’ve been feeding Billy Turmeric twice a day, with a middle of the day feeding of Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon Young Living Essential Oils and their supplement, Mineral Essence. He is starting to get his winter coat and it’s so thick and shiny. He is healthy ‘as a horse!’