Equine Massage Therapy is a program that focuses on the muscles of the equine athlete as well as the everyday horse. Through this use of massage therapy, it loosens and soothes the horse's stressed muscles. It is easier to spot soreness and tenderness in the horse and helps allivate problems that may arise while training or every day riding. It is a great tool to keeping your horse healthy and strong, may he be a high performance horse such as a racehorse, eventer, or hunter. Or maybe the companion that takes you on trail rides. It is something that can also benefit older horses, that just need that extra something to keep them comfortable in their final years.
EQUISSAGE, founded by Mary Schreiber, is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.
Information provided by http://www.equissagetexas.com/
I am not a veterinarian. I do not prescribe, or diagnose illnesses. If unsure of a problem with your horse, contact your vet.
Benefits of Equine Massage Therapy
Improves circulation and as a result, promotes more rapid healing of injuries.
Enhances muscle tone and increases range of motion.
Eases muscle spasms.
Reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints so that pain is relieved.
Stimulates circulation in the lymphatic system and hastens the elimination of waste products and other toxins.
Lengthens connective tissue and so breaks down/prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.
Generally improves the disposition of the animal.
Increases the production of synovial fluid in the joints.
Conditions improved by the therapy
Loss of performance ability
“Off” for no apparent reason
Shoulder or hip lameness
Stiffness and resistance
Short, choppy strides