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.
Benefits of massage include:
- 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
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.
Before and after images of a massage
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 horses 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.