Treatments

First Visit, Consultation and Assessment

Before the massage can start, a complete history of your horse will be taken including previous treatments, injuries, lifestyle and working disciplines. I would like to see the horse in walk and trot up, this can be done either in hand, ridden or lunged. This will help the conformation assessment and gait analysis. A tack assessment will also be done. This will help with the overall assessment of your horse and help to decide which massage will be most suited for your horse. 

After the massage complimentary stretches will be applied to create muscle and tendon flexion and enhance elasticity. 

A full case report will be created after every treatment

A First Visit, Consultation and Assessment takes around 1.5-2 hours and costs £45 

Maintenance Routine:

A maintenance routine would incorporate Remedial Massage to: 

  • Locate areas of muscular stress and tension
  • Treat areas and patterns of muscular stress and tension
  • Maintain the horse's working ability and sub sequential performance
  • Stop and prevent and psychological distress resulting from any of the above. 

A Maintenance Routine takes around 1 hour and costs £35

(complimentary stretches incl.) 

Warm Up Routine:  

This routine stimulates the blood flow in order to warm up the muscles. It also:

  • Assists in the prevention of muscular stress
  • Assists in the prevention of tendon and ligament stress

Cool Down Routine:

This routine prevents blood from pooling in the horses limbs. It will also:

  • Assists in the prevention of muscular stress
  • Assists in the prevention of tendon and ligament stress
  • Maintain a gradual decrease of blood and lymph flow through the muscle to prevent lactic acid build up.

A Warm Up/ Cool Down Routine takes about 20 min. and costs £25 per. treatment.

(This routine is only for existing clients).  

Other treatments

Relaxation Routine

This routine is used to physically and psychologically relax the horse. It also:

  • Assists in the prevention of muscular stress through facial tension
  • Assists in the prevention of muscular stress through cellular memory 

A Relaxation Routine takes about 20 min and costs £30 per treatment.

Recuperation Routine

This routine is used to supply fresh oxygen and nutrients to the healing tissue and sluggish organs. This provides positive effects and conditions for the effective workings of the circulatory systems which is vital for the recovering horse. 

It will also physically and psychologically relax the horse.

A Recuperation Routine takes about 20 min. and costs £30 per treatment.

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

As an Equine Massage Therapist I work under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. This means I will need your veterinarians permission before I can massage.