Updated: Sep 10, 2020
Equine Sports Massage is a physical therapy which uses professional sports massage techniques. Equine Sports Massage provides a full evaluation of your horse's musculo-skeletal system, to ensure it is performing at it's optimum and not concealing any problems. Massage treatments provide many benefits to the whole body, in particular can alleviate and prevent problems in the musculo-skeletal system. Every horse can benefit for massage treatments. ESM is especially beneficial for....
Changes in behavior or performance?
Muscle fatigue after competition?
Difficulty warming up?
On box rest?
Preference to one rein?
Difficulty working in a soft outline?
Regular competitions or expected to perform to a high level?
Improves coat and skin condition
Improves muscle tone
Removes lactic acid from muscles which causes fatigue
Promotes drainage of lymph and its waste products from the muscle
Boosts the blood circulation
Mobilizes joints and keeps them supple
Reduces muscle tension and pain
Eases sore muscles
Releases muscles spasms and stress points
Increases the horse’s range of movement and suppleness, reducing risk of repetitive strain injury
Improves co-ordination, balance and posture.
Especially beneficial for kissing spine, arthritis and any other musculoskeletal condition.
Equine sports massage is no substitute for veterinary attention. All work carried out is in accordance with the veterinary surgeons act 1966, which states that veterinary consent must be approved before working on any animal.