Equissage Therapy begins with a short "evaluation" checking certain muscle groups for any sensitvity and to help put the horse at ease by introducing him or her to the techniques. 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.
$50.00 (Includes evaluation & massage)
$10.00 Travel expense if applicable.
$120.00 (3 Massages)
The massage lasts approximately 1 hour so please set aside ample time .
If you plan to ride, please do so prior to the massage.
If you need to reschedule please give at least a one hour notice if possible.
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
These are just some symptoms that your horse may have muscle soreness.
A preliminary evaluation can usually determine where your horse is experiencing muscle sensitivity.
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