equine Massage therapy

 

What is massage therapy?

Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue in the body, such as muscle fibers, fascia, tendon and ligament.

 

What to expect

Upon arrival I will have you fill out a horse history and behavior form, informing me of any previous or current injuries, as well as your horses personality type. Next, I will ask to see your horse move at a walk and trot. This will allow me to see possible movement restrictions. Following this I will perform the evaluation massage. During the initial evaluation massage I will conduct a full body evaluation to find any muscle tension, spasms, or soreness. A routine massage session is best to keep your horse in top shape. Some of the forms of therapy I use are sports massage, deep tissue, and stress point massage.

 

If you have any lameness or health concerns please take them up with your vet before a massage is scheduled/performed.

 

Please give 24 hour notice for any cancellations.

 

Prices and fees-

  • Evaluation sessions (typically between an hour & hour and a half): $50/hour
  • Routine sessions: $50/ hour + $20 per extra hour
  • *Bundle horse deal!* Have multiple horses you want massaged? $45/ hour per horse for two or more horses

  • Small travel fee applied for locations more than 15 miles from West Texas A&M University.

 

Payment terms-

  • Payment is due in full at the time of each session
  • Cash and checks accepted

 

Stretching

Stretching is "used to elongate the muscles and improve flexibility. It is most beneficial following a proper warm-up or thorough massage. It's not uncommon for a horse to be sore after a massage session, and stretching will help provide some relief". -Mike Scott