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EQUINE BODYWORK

Enhance equine performance and reduce the risk of injury

  • 1 h 15 min
  • From 90 US dollars
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Equine massage and bodywork varies in both technique and intensity depending on issues presented by the equine client, through rider/owner/trainer intake, hands-on assessment, and in-person observation. Equine Bodywork can reduce muscle tension and stiffness, as well as loosen joints, muscles and fascias thereby improving range of motion and maintaining suppleness. I use an integrated and comprehensive approach of different techniques, to improve balance, flexibility and mobility. These techniques can include, but are not limited to: - Adjustments - to improve mobility throughout the entire body, especially in the spine and nervous system, to allow the body to balance itself. - Acupressure - identify various locations (acupoints) located on energy pathways or meridians that run through the horse’s body. Imbalances in energy flow cause problems such as pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. Acupressure is believed to release endorphins and cortisone, substances that relieve pain and anxiety and reduce inflammation in injured tissues. - Kinesiology Tape - designed for use on horses to increase circulation and reduce pain, while also improving proprioceptive awareness. - Saddle Fit Evaluation - No matter what your riding discipline is, a well-fitting saddle enables your horse’s natural freedom of movement. It also helps you find a correct and more effective riding position. You should check the way your saddle fits at least twice a year. As your horse’s muscle and weight changes through aging, an increase or decrease in workload, progression in training, or changes in diet or illness, the way your saddle sits on your horse will change too. At the end of a treatment it's always important to make time to talk about exercises and changes to tack or care that will suit you and your horse to help improve what's going on. We discuss the need for follow up visits to make sure that everything is improving. The duration of that follow up can be influenced by several things such as how sore your horse is and what you intend to do with them work wise. Depending on the horse and the intensity of the treatment the time for this appointment can vary. Sessions may be shorter or longer depending on what the horse is presenting and how he/she responds to the bodywork. I do not recommend riding your horse for 24-48 hours after a Bodywork appointment.


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 24hrs in advance.


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