Equine Massage

Equine Massage

Just like people, horses enjoy and benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy can be approached in a couple of different ways: relaxation and deep tissue. 

Depending on your horse’s individual needs, often a combination of the two types of massage can be beneficial. The results are a happier, healthier horse.

Equine Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage is fantastic for:

  • Injury prevention for hardworking horses
  • Stress relief during show season
  • Settling a nervous horse’s energy
  • Treating for your beloved equine partner!

Benefits of relaxation massage include:

  • Relaxed muscles and mind
  • Increased circulation
  • Preventing muscle wasting (atrophy) after trauma
  • Elimination of toxins by working on the lymphatic system

Relaxation massage typically is used when a horse is sound and not requiring specific treatment.

Equine Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is an excellent tool for working with:

  • Soreness and tightness
  • Injuries
  • Knots (adhesions)
  • Minor spinal misalignment

Problems that can be alleviated by deep tissue massage:

  • Challenges picking up a lead
  • Restricted bending either way
  • Difficulty extending or collecting

“…The issue I had with my horse due to stress from spooking while tied was resolved by Lauren’s massage and application of the [essential] oils” – Roger Florence, Vernon BC