Equine Sports Massage Therapy

Equine Massage

Equine Sports Massage is the hands on manipulation of soft tissue. It is used to enhance performance, prevent injury, aid recovery rates and, achieve optimum performance. The pressures currently exerted on horses in sport, can result in soft tissue injury, muscle tension, stiffness or soreness. Massage Therapy can go a long way in alleviating, preventing and treating these problems.

Horses are subject to musculoskeletal stresses and strains from performing athletic tasks. Think how stiff and sore you feel after a hard days work at the yard. Well, it's no different for your horse. Ask them to perform a new exercise, and you are asking them to use their bodies differently, placing stress on muscles, tendons and joints.

Equine therapy is no longer the preserve of top riders. Many horse owners are taking advantage of therapeutic treatments to keep their horses on top form both physically and mentally.

Using a combination of massage techniques, Equine Sports Massage enables a better understanding of muscular condition and can assist in identifying a problem at an early stage. Massage can help to sustain optimal fitness, aid a faster recovery and promote complete relaxation whenever possible.

This non-invasive therapy helps to provide comfort to muscle injuries as well as improve range of motion, improve circulation and develop athletic ability.

You should be mindful that it is illegal for anyone to treat an animal in the United Kingdom without veterinary approval, so you should consult your vet should you have any queries.

These services are not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a veterinarian.