What is Equine Massage & Muscle Therapy?

Massage / muscle therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue to achieve specific goals of drainage, relaxation or stimulation and to release and reduce muscle-related compromise such as trigger points and stress points. The healing function of massage therapy accelerates recovery from injury and it contributes to the overall economy of the body and to its ability to function efficiently and healthfully.

How It Will Benefit Your Horse?
Contemporary equines are athletes and they are expected to perform at their maximum potential - to run faster, jump higher and to execute technically difficult maneuvers. Pleasure horse, eventers, equitation, hunter/jumpers, dressage all impose their own physical demands upon our horses. Unfortunately, such demands ultimately result in pain, injury and behavior issues in our prematurely worn-out horses. Drug therapy is useful, but over time may have negative side effects. Massage and muscle therapy is used as part of a holistic approach to preserve the well-being of your horse so that he can deliver his best performance for you and more importantly, to enhance your relationship with your equine companion.

Massage has a very strong healing influence.

Amongst its many benefits:

  • Releases endorphins
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Helps to restore full range of motion
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Enhances proprioception
  • Prevents and relieves stress
  • Assists in recovery from injuries
  • Relieves muscle pain and soreness
  • Regulates the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems
  • Relaxes your animal when excitable
  • Helps to dispel toxins and increases oxygenation
  • Contributes to relaxing the nervous system from stress
  • Improves circulation to increase the supply of nutrients to the muscle groups

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