EQUINE & canine BODYWORK
Massage Therapy for horses and dogs of all disciplines from performance to household pets.
Why should you choose massage therapy for your animals?
Massage therapy can help create a more well-balanced animal mentally, emotionally, and physically. Muscle fatigue and/or spasms can affect animals in ways similar to humans. When muscle fibers become strained and spasm from over extension or usage, if not released, knots may continue to increase in size and intensity of pain.
Massage therapy can help reduce your animals risk of pulling or tearing muscles. It can help your animals be more relaxed by relieving tension and reducing the risk of over using other muscles that compensate for any discomfort. Massage therapy can also help improve circulation and reduce inflammation in joints and muscles while allowing your animals to move more freely.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY IN ANIMALS
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.
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"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