Equine & Canine Massage

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Canine Massage

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Why do Horses need Massage?

Natural Whole Health. Disposition. Performance.

Through massage, tension and adhesions are broken up by using a series of different strokes. By increased circulation and oxygen to the area, the body naturally removes the toxins and tension from the affected areas leaving the horse feeling more relaxed, in less pain, and able to perform better than before.

Among the many documented BENEFITS of Equine Sports Massage are:

Improves circulation and as a result, promotes more rapid healing of injuries.
Enhances muscle tone and increases range of motion.
Eases muscle spasms.
Reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints so that pain is relieved.
Relieves tension.
Stimulates circulation in the lymphatic system and hastens the elimination of waste products and other toxins.
Lengthens connective tissue and so breaks down/prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.
Generally improves the disposition of the animal.
Increases the production of synovial fluid in the joints.

A few COMMON CONDITIONS improved by Equissage Therapy: 

Sore back
Difficulty bending
“Cinchy” horses
Attitude problems
Loss of performance ability
Tying up
Head tossing
“Off” for no apparent reason
Shoulder or hip lameness
Stiffness and resistance
Coordination difficulties
Short, choppy strides
Incorrect leads
Attitude & disposition 


Massage therapy is not a substitute for veterinary care. It is a great addition to your horse's current health care regimen.