The horse's cutaneous muscle and skin are highly sensitive, the panniculus reflex (skin twitch) responds to the tiniest fly. With that in mind, massage techniques are often light and subtle, NOT hard and vigorous.
Therapeutic massage techniques are soothing and targeted to facilitate release and healing of muscle
I will be focusing on the horse, their responses and non verbal cues, so I may not talk much while massaging.
Horses are honest and respond as they are feeling in the moment....we must listen and respond accordingly. Massage is never forced on them.
Session length may vary according to their needs. Your horse will guide me.
You may have specific goals, or you may wish to see what evolves. We will develop a flexible and suitable program.
ALL horses no matter their type or lifestyle WILL benefit from massage.
Equine massage is a cost effective co-operative practice that will reduce the potential of injury
We work as a TEAM...veterinarian, trainer, farrier, feed agent, saddle fitter, chiropractor and other modalities cooperate to achieve optimum equine performance and wellness.
If your horse has had a recent injury or medical condition, you will need to get approval from your veterinarian to commence massage work.
Your horse will benefit best from ongoing treatments. One session is NOT a cure.
Both static and dynamic observation of the horse allow a better understanding of any imbalance.
Equine Performance Massage - Grand Junction Colorado