Equissage Therapy begins with a short "evaluation" checking 8 muscle groups for sensitvity. It is important that the horse be groomed and free of any dirt or debris so as not to irritate the skin. Also, the owner or handler needs to be present to hold the horse for the first session. The massage takes 1 hour, and ample time should be scheduled. After the massage, the horse needs to be walked for about 10 minutes, then allowed to rest, with plenty of clean drinking water.
HOW EQUISSAGE HELPS
While using different strokes of massage, adhesions break apart, which increases oxygen and releases toxins. It also helps the muscles relax and releases endorphins which are nature's pain reliever.
Cheri is also available for speaking at different organizations to share information on how massage for the horse and other animals can benefit. Just contaact her to schedule an appt.
You may also set up a demonstration with friends, and I offer discounts for referrals too !!!!
SIGNS MY HORSE MAY BENEFIT WITH MASSAGE:
Lame for not apparent reason
Problems with lead changes
Choppy or short strides
Resisting neck motion to opposite side
Poor disposition or attitude
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