Services & Benefits
Equine massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues using a variety of massage techniques to relieve areas of discomfort. Massage helps keep equine athletes performing at their best. Horses of all breeds, ages, and disciplines can benefit from a massage. I use a deep tissue massage approach focusing on working out the knots and tension in order to find the root of the problem.
Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy is a non-invasive and painless way to reduce pain and inflammation and increase circulation.
The red light wavelength stimulates the mitochondria of the cell to help them produce ATP (or energy). When cells receive the required energy to function, they are able to help repair damage.
Infrared Thermography is the use of an infrared camera to detect heat and blood flow in the body. A professional-grade camera is used to take photos of the horse's body to find potential issues.
Infrared Thermography can detect muscle tears, navicular and laminitis, arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and more.
Please note that Infrared Thermography is not a stand-alone diagnostic tool. If the camera picks up an issue that is of concern, I will recommend that you reach out to your veterinarian.
Before and after images of a massage
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
Relief of muscle spasms
Increased blood and lymph circulation
Reduction of inflammation and swelling in the joints
Enhanced muscle tone and range of motion
Relief of stress and aids in relaxation
Injury prevention and increased performance
What to Expect
From your session
Review your horse's history, lifestyle, activities, current issues, etc.
I begin massages at the head and work my way down one side, front to back, then repeat on the opposite side. I finish with tail stretches.
I discuss my findings with the owner to collaborate on how we can both support the horse moving forward and often take before and after photos.
To conclude, I recommend exercises the owner can perform between sessions and will note if the horse needs a follow-up with another professional (vet, farrier, etc.)
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