Most equine massage sessions are 45-60 minutes and may include a variety of modalities depending on what most benefits the horse. Some modalities may include trigger point therapy, fascial manipulation techniques, and postural exercises.
At the heart of every equine massage session is education for the horse owner. I am passionate about educating and empowering riders, trainers, owners, and horse lovers so we may all work together to keep our horses healthy, happy, and comfortable.
I'm on an Endeavor to help equines & educate equestrians.
Education for equestrians is just as important as hands-on bodywork sessions for horses. As a graduate student at UC Davis in the Animal Biology Graduate Group, I have been working on an independent research at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. My next endeavor will be attending vet school so I may continue to help horses and their owners at the highest level.
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Massage techniques help horses relax by reducing muscle tension and stress. It stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood enhancers.
Equine massage increases blood circulation, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the horse's muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This enhanced blood flow helps remove toxins and waste products, aiding in the overall health and recovery of tissues.
Reduces Muscle Tension & Soreness
Horses can experience muscle stiffness, tension, and soreness. Massage helps alleviate these issues by loosening tight muscles, reducing muscle spasms, and relieving trigger points.
Enhances Range of Motion
Regular massage sessions can improve a horse's flexibility and range of motion. It helps prevent muscle imbalances, lengthens shortened muscles, and increases joint mobility. This can be particularly beneficial for horses recovering from injuries or surgeries.
Supports Injury Prevention & Recovery
Equine massage can play a crucial role in preventing injuries by maintaining the suppleness and elasticity of the horse's muscles. In the case of an injury, massage can aid in the rehabilitation process, promoting faster healing, reducing scar tissue formation, and preventing compensatory issues.
Enhances Performance & Longevity
When muscles are relaxed, supple, and functioning optimally, a horse can perform at its best. Equine massage helps maintain muscle health, reduces the risk of performance-related injuries, and contributes to the horse's overall athletic ability and longevity.