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Equine Sports Massage

Equine sports massage therapy involves the application of generic sports massage techniques adapted to benefit the horse. Routine massage of your horse maintains general well being and ensures they are prepared to perform at their best.

An equine massage therapist takes a holistic approach to treatment and works with vets, farriers and other therapists to ensure the very best care of your horse. Through a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, especially the relationships between bones, joints and muscle, the use of sports massage on any horse, be it an advanced eventer or even just a happy hacker can be very beneficial.

Regular treatments can be used pre and post competition, during periods of box rest, to maintain muscle tone, and also during training to reduce the chance of injury and help with muscle balance. Passive stretches help to ensure full joint and muscular range of movement.

A course of massage therapy can offer the following benefits

In addition massage therapy can help with the following problems

If you feel you horse or pony may benefit from a massage or you would like some more information, please don't hesitate to get in contact.

* To comply with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, permission from a vet must be obtained prior to an appointment

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