Lazarus is one lucky and spoiled boy!
We had a most generous offer from a skilled body work masseuse to come and work on him.
That happened this past Saturday!!!
I've been so excited about it because Laz has been showing signs of being a bit 'locked up' in his muscles
Laz meets Tamara
Laz meets Tamara
"Whatcha goin to do??? You smell nice"
Here's a short video:
Yep, yep...right there
I was just trying to be a good photographer here, lol!
Everything was done slowly, slowly and lightly. It was very calming and Lazarus really got a lot from it.
Tamara worked on him from 10 am to right around 1:30!!
He showed signs of releasing: blinking, licking, chewing, head shaking,etc. We also saw that he does little antics before his release, like weaving/head bobbing, almost fighting it, and that was followed by a big release. Almost like "No, this doesn't feel good..I'm an athlete, I don't hurt...nope......no....no.....oh wait...oh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"
Holding his tongue (carefully) for releasing TMJ. I just want to say, a lot of this is done from a trained professionals hands. Tamara showed me a few things I can do, but also a few things that should be left to the certified professionals, as to not to more damage. The tongue release, I feel, for me, is one of those things.
This face was because the Mare, Jessie, next to him was in heat.
I guess Laz can multi-task
His stoic face...running nose from the massage indicates good things are happening. Toxins be gone!
Some of the massage touches she did were ever so light!! She referred to it as light as if you use your fingers to touch an egg yolk...and look at how he's responding. I did buy the Masterson Method video, to watch and do some of this work for him as he heals even more. Perfect to do this winter, on those windy cold days, where we can opt to stay in his stall and stretch out.
She saw great progress in his hind end and said he wasn't showing pain in his feet. Just in muscles, like hamstrings, back, etc. It was very cool to see how he rippled his back in the beginning from ouchy spots, but after her work, he was steady and didn't move when she ran her fingers over his back.
After the massage, Tamara asked me to walk him for 10-20 minutes which we did. Laz wanted to roll and roll and roll, which she mentioned he would because it helps with more releasing.
Watching the bodywork done was really fascinating...
xo THANK YOU Tamara (and Skip) for your skill and generosity!!! xo
And last night; he was playful, spring-y and full of it.
But, respectful and sweet as well. He felt really good!
Check out his video of how good he felt....and looks!!!