Equine Sports Massage
"Growing up with horses and working with horses on a day to day basis, you become intuitive about how a horse behaves, works and feels in different situations"
I qualified as a Sports Massage Equine Therapist in 2002 and since this time, I have gained valuable experience of performing sports massages on horses with a variety of ailments and injuries. The photographs below give an example of how I perform a equine massage:
Photos courtesy of Christopher Fear
What are the benefits of Equine Sports Massage?
- Can help circulation.
- Assist in improving performance of the horse.
- Improve posture of the horse.
- Relax muscle spasms.
- Aid injury recovery.
- Relax mind and body of the horse.
- Helps movement of the muscles.
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How long is a typical sports massage session?
The first visit is usually between 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours thereafter the sessions are around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
How many sessions does a horse require?
The session is governed by the level of work the horse is doing at the time i.e. a horse in low/medium work needs a session every 3 to 4 weeks, a horse in full work needs a session every 2-3 weeks. If a horse goes past 4 weeks without a massage, it will be like treating a new horse again.
What is the cost per session?
Prices: £45.00* per session per individual then £40* per horse for bookings of more than 4 horses per time. Bulk bookings discounts are available.
* Depending on locality, travel charges may apply. I am based in Chedworth, Cirencester in Gloucestershire.
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" I realised that my horse was not moving freely enough through his shoulders and back so I asked Jonathan to conduct an equine sports massage therapy session on him. His work on my horse meant that he recovered so much quicker from intense work and was a much more relaxed and happier horse to ride." Miranda Harding
Please note, under The Veterinary Surgeon's Act 1948 permission must be obtained from a veterinary surgeon before a equine sports massage session is performed