Equine Sports Massage Therapy

Human Massage

Massage is one of the oldest and simplest forms of treatment. It can be stimulating or relaxing depending on the desired effect. In eastern cultures it is perfectly natural for people of all ages to get regular massage. In the west, massage for sportsmen and women has always been recognised.

Massage, applied skilfully, is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. Received regularly this may help prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse. A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves.

These muscle imbalances may develop and often go undiagnosed until they are serious enough to cause discomfort or impede performance. The skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissues and by using the correct techniques, help a person maintain a much healthier physical state.