Equine Sports Massage
The use of massage was first introduced in China and has since been introduced in the equine industry. Equine Sports Massage concentrates on manipulating muscles to relive tension and pain, as over half your horses body mass is made up from muscle it is easy for one to become tight or sore, this can have huge effects on performance.
It involves a diverse range of techniques that provide benefits including:
- Loosening of Tight Muscles
- Stretching Connective Tissue
- Relieving Muscle Cramps
- Improving Posture
- Increasing Range of Motion
- Increases Strength of the Muscles
- Decreases Muscle Fatigue
- Improves Muscle Tone and Firms Muscle Mass
- Improves Lymphatic Drainage
As well as improvement in the musculoskeletal system massage therapy can help the horse mentally, improving:
- Improvement in the Quality and Time of Sleep
- Stress Relief
- Release of Anxiety and Stress
- General Improvement of Well-Being
It is perfect as another tool in the box for your horses well-being and incorporating it into your training program can give you great results.
I provide different types of equine sports massage treatments that are tailored individually to your horse these include maintenance sessions, remedial massage and pre and post competition treatments.
Equine Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation is the restoration of normal health through therapy after injury or illness. The rehabilitation process is very personal and Equilise ensures that each plan is tailored to the individual, this is done to provide the best results. I will work alongside your vet and other equine professionals and design a plan that suits you. I hold a BSc (hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Degree and lots of knowledge on how the equine bodily systems work and repair, I also have expert knowledge on kissing spine and tendon injury rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation is best achieved with specialised exercises that can be incorporated into a training regime best suited to your horse. Horses with injury generally compensate by putting more stress on another body part. This then results in further discomfort and may lead to asymmetric movement, strains, and trauma during activity. Groundwork exercises such as lunging, long-reining and stretches can be used to strengthen the horse once the injury has been assessed. As a specialised rehabilitation practitioner Equilise can determine the most fitting rehabilitation plan for your horse.
Initially Equilise will come to you to meet you for a free consultation and from there you will be provided with an in-depth report and plan for you and your horse.