My name is Jana Kellam. My work is constantly evolving as I grow and learn more about what I am able to offer to the world. This fall, I am excited to officially launch a new program, wherein I will offer programs to help people get into alignment with their true callings. If you found your way to this website to learn more about that, I encourage you to visit www.JanaKellam.com.
The Conscious Contact is a program dedicated to my work with animals via sports massage and Reiki. Massage for horses is used in the same way as for humans, to relieve tension and promote relaxation and balance.
Both massage therapy and Reiki are modalities that have existed for thousands of years. I have found that using a combination of both methods is an invaluable tool in the treatment of animals. Each treatment offered is uniquely tailored to the individual animal, so they may look different from one session to the next and from one client to the next.
As a Certified Equine and Canine Sports Massage Therapist, I use a pressure point massage technique, concentrating on areas of muscle on the body which are sore, tense, in a spasm, or under used. These areas have poor blood circulation, so the muscles aren't receiving vital nutrients and oxygen to replenish the area in order to heal. Lactic acid and metabolic waste build up causing pain and discomfort.
As a Reiki practitioner, I concentrate on releasing blocked energy centers, allowing natural energies to flow through the animal's body re-energizing and relaxing. This process enables their own natural healing resources to deal with their condition or injury in the best possible way. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, in turn promoting healing and well being.
To allow our bodies own natural ability to heal itself, we must first assist in helping with the flow of energy and blood (circulation) surrounding these areas.
Muscle tension creates resistance not only for the horse, but for the rider as well. This tension can develop over time or in an instant, through an accident or injury. Muscle tension, no matter how mild will always act as a barrier to free range of motion and massage has the benefit of not only relieving tension and spasm, but also detecting problems before they manifest.
Massage and Reiki, of course, are not substitutes for regular veterinary care. They are simply fantastic, non-invasive tools that will help tap your horse's natural power and beauty of movement.