Equine Massage Therapies
Initial Massage Consultation
Extensive background information is collected on the horse and owner. Katie will discuss concerns, goals and plans for the horse during the consultation. Initial paperwork will be completed and Katie will take time to acclimate with the horse, providing an initial massage and performing an extensive assessment of all muscles and skin on the horse.
Once the massage is completed, Katie will discuss her findings and provide recommendation(s) for the treatment plan and maintenance.
Luxury Equine Massage
The Luxury Equine Massage utilizes leading edge massage tools. This therapeutic massage includes deep tissue massage, trigger point release therapy, myofascial release, cupping therapy, kinesiology taping, chakra balancing, essential oils and the use of all natural liniments.
The Luxury Massage is custom tailored for each horse and provides many benefits coupled with top-notch added services.
Equine Acupressure Session
The health benefits of the acupressure-massage have been recognized for over 4,000 years. These hands-on bodywork techniques have been applied to animals for as long as they have been used to promote health in humans. Acupressure is safe, noninvasive, and deceptively gentle yet powerful.
Acupressure has been proven to:
- Strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones
- Release natural cortisone to reduce inflammation and swelling
- Resolve injuries more readily by increasing blood flow to remove toxins
- Release endorphins to increase energy and reduce pain
- Enhance mental clarity and calm required for focus in training and performance
Equine Raindrop Technique is a remedy used to improve a horses overall health. It uses a combination of essential oils and holistic modalities, which promotes harmony and aids in the support of overall health.
The Raindrop Technique was developed by Gary Young, ND a known expert in the field of therapeutic grade essential oils. He is the founder of Young Living Essential Oils.
Dr. Heather Mack, DVM coined the term Equine Raindrop Therapy. She recommends this technique be performed once per month to support the horse’s body in maintaining structurally alignment and energetically in harmony; supporting overall health.
Equine Massage therapy compliments regular routine veterinary care. It is not a replacement of veterinary care. If you have any concerns or are not sure about a specific injury, condition or lameness occurrence, it is highly recommended you consult with a veterinarian.
Nature vs. Work
Historically in nature, horses daily lives consisted mainly of slow walking and grazing. With high exertion being kept to a minimum. Today's modern horse spends most of it's day standing in a stall with small burst of exercise from riding and turnout. Often the horse is returned to their stall without much time for their muscles to cool down and relax. Healthy support to alleviate the stress the body can take on from these unnatural circumstances is very important. Regular equine massage therapy is a proven method for improving muscle health and a reduction in stress.
Essential Oil Add-on.
Included in all massage therapies.
Essential oil therapies, in addition to equine massage, further assist in promoting overall health and well being of a horse. An essential oil add on could include either a specific essential oil blended in a carrier oil being used during the massage or an application of The Equine Raindrop Technique.
Clients have the option to add in these therapies to any session. Benefits of essential oils include:
- Addresses the emotional well being of the horse and releases negative traumas and training issues.
- Prevents and combats occasional sore backs, muscles, and muscle spasms before and after riding or competition
- Supports healthy immunity which is critical during shipping and competition
- Assists with the release of toxins on a cellular level