Equine Massage Therapy for horses of all disciplines from performance horses to trail horses.
Why should you choose massage therapy for your horse?
Because your horse deserves the best care. If your horse is experiencing behavioral issues or decreased performance due to tight muscles or muscle spasms, massage therapy can help create a more well-balanced horse mentally, emotionally, and physically. Muscle fatigue and/or spasms can affect horses in ways similar to humans. Muscle fibers become strained and can spasm from over extension or usage. When muscle fibers are held together, it causes a spasm which decreases motion and causes discomfort. If a muscle spasm is not released, it can continue to gather more fibers to itself and may increase in size and intensity of pain.
Massage therapy can help alleviate muscle fatigue and spasms thus reducing your horse’s risk of pulling or tearing muscles. It can help your horse be more relaxed by relieving tension and reducing the risk of over using other muscles that compensate for any discomfort. Equine massage therapy can also help improve circulation and reduce inflammation in joints and muscles while allowing them to move more freely.
BENEFITS OF EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY
Equine massage therapy is not a substitute for veterinary care. It should be used in conjunction with veterinary care to help keep your animal in optimum shape.
"After our mare foundered, she was confined to her stall for nine months. Regular massages from Tracie not only eased the muscle stiffness and discomfort Pretzel had from not being able to stand in a properly balanced position, but visibly brightened her mood as well. Today Pretzel is sound to an extent that neither we nor her veterinarian and farrier had ever expected to see again. Thank you, Tracie!"
- Alexis and Al Dorf, CT
"Tracie! Massage therapy has been very effective in helping my TB event horse to maintain his stability in competition as well as improving his topline and strengthening his lower back muscles. I’ve seen improvement within a relatively short period of time and am very please with his progress."
- Dr. Peter Berk, DVM