What We Provide

Turn to Equi Handz for reliable ConTact C.A.R.E. treatment. Take advantage of this approach to healing the injuries you or your animal has sustained. Learn more about how it can address your health concerns below.

For Humans

Experience ConTact C.A.R.E.in a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. We carry out our consultations with you fully clothed.

How will ConTact C.A.R.E. help you? It brings about balance and eases to your mind and body. Its principles are the same as that in martial arts: use applied pressure to create a predictable physical reaction.

The Flinchlock Release Method carries the understanding of the bio-mechanical pressure balance between the head and body, and how the body’s working pressure effects this. Together with capabilities of the Peripheral Self-Defence system and its’ response to surprise, shock or trauma to the body.

The Flinchlock Release Method is a comfortable, non-intrusive and supportive treatment. It does not use active manipulation, brute force or pain and requires no special equipment. It can help address the following:

  • Back and Neck Pains
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Coordination Problems
  • Cranial Tensions
  • Depression Caused by Chest Cavity Impacts

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Mental/Emotional Shocks
  • Old Unresolved Injuries
  • Post-Operation Concerns
  • Sports Injuries

Our sessions generally last from 30 to 60 minutes with a return visit according to your needs.

For Horses and Riders

At Equi Handz, we understand that horses have unique needs. They must balance their own injuries with those of their rider. They often have pressure issues that need to be addressed before they can excel at stock work, dressage or show jumping.

Through ConTact C.A.R.E and the Flinchlock Release Method, we treat both the horse and rider. We also address the effect that gear can have on the horse. We take a holistic approach in putting all these elements together to fine-tune the rider’s and horse’s performance.

ConTact C.A.R.E. also works with the pelvic angles of a rider which allows for a more coherent and balanced riding.

For Horses Alone

As our horses carry us, they also carry injuries and pressures.

There you are in the middle of your final dressage test for the series and you start to perform a simple leg yield, but your horse just won’t move under! There is no yield! Yesterday it was fine.! It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with tripping over a log yesterday and landing on your hip? Could it? Absolutely! This is a classic scenario where a rider’s injury can influence the horse’s performance.

Let us address the natural balance of both you and your horse. A Performance Tune-Up ConTact C.A.R.E. treatment is a perfect way to prepare for a show or event.

Our sessions for horses can last from 30 to 60 minutes. Sometimes, issues can be sorted out in one session. Three sessions that are 1 to 2 weeks apart work well for many cases.

For Other Animals

Let us help you address your pet’s behavioural issues. Sometimes, these issues are signs of stress due to physical pain.

Animals have responded excellently to the bodywork modalities we have used. They typically get better sooner than humans.

Working with animals may be challenging, but we have always found it pleasurable. We love developing a working relationship with them and watching them perform instinctive and self-corrective reflexes.

Owners who have brought their animals to us witnessed their pets improve their personality and physical health. Stroppy horses have calmed down and resolved their floating issues. Cats and dogs have become more relaxed.

We can address your animals’ issues in a session. Others may require three sessions that are 1 to 2 weeks apart. This works well for many cases.

To learn more about these services, please call or send us an email. We serve Rodney and North Shore, Auckland.

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