Equine Massage is a form of physical manipulation that focuses on the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, nerves and circulatory structures. Massage can combine deep and superficial routines, stretching, vigorous manipulations, kneading, and gentle relaxation techniques. A skilled massage therapist will apply the specific techniques that they feel will best suit each individual client (horse).
Massage is frequently used as a holistic approach to help the horse – it is often partnered with chiropractors, saddle fitters, farriers, nutritionists, and veterinarians. The perfect combination depends entirely on the horse and the owner.
Benefits of Massage:
Nora Bucher, EMT
Equine Massage Therapist
Drayton Ontario, Canada