As a Certified Equine Massage therapist I am able:
To increase blood and lymphatic circulation, assist to allow for full painless contaction of muscles, assist to allow for full muscular and joint extensibility, improve the quality of of a horses life by decreasing pain and inflammation caused by injury and arthritis, enhance athletic performance, build stronger, suppler muscles that will be less prone to injury from strain, decrease recovery time between events, assist the horse to develop a smooth gait and most of all I can help to deepen the bond between horse and rider.
Vertebral ReAlignment and Joint Play (sometimes referred incorrectly to as Chiropractic treatment):
Joint play involves any joints which are not associated with the spinal cord. These would include the limbs, jaw and the tail.
Vertebral Realignment involves the bones which encase the spinal cord and include all of the vertebrae.
Adjustments are necessary if a horse has had an injury or for maintenance purposes. Something such as over active playing, slipping in a field or paddock, improper saddle fit, unbalanced rider, improper training (where the horse is asked to move/turn more in one direction than the other), poor conformation and muscle tension can cause an area to require an adjustment.
The relief gained from just one treatment can be the difference between an uncomfortable horse which refuse to move/perform due to discomfort and a horse which has free movement, suppleness of joints, and an overall better attitude!
In addition to both of the above types of treatment, I am also now able to proivde light therapy to your horse(s). I can scan and treat each individual animal and use the treatment unit which uses red and infrared light to stimulate the body to heal itself. While this may be a new concept within Western medicine, using certain wavelengths and colors of light as a healing tool is actually quite common in Europe and other countries. The validity of light therapy has been proven in clinical tests performed by governments, many universities, as well as NASA!
To schedule a full assessment of your horse(s), please contact me to book an appointment.