Modalities

Each horse is different, therefore I use many different techniques custom to your horses needs. 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on addressing the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues in the body. These deeper tissues are vital for maintaining proper structure, posture, and support. When tension builds up in these areas, it can lead to chronic pain.

During a deep tissue massage, therapists use slow, firm strokes to target these deeper layers, helping to release tension and lengthen the muscles, fascia, and tendons. This technique offers a range of benefits, including relief from pain, increased range of motion in joints, faster recovery from injuries, improved posture, and better overall body mechanics

 

Myofascial Release

Fascia is a tough and flexible tissue found throughout the body, acting as a sort of interconnected web that supports and holds together every part of the body, including muscles, bones, and organs.

Under stress, fascia can become tight and rigid, hindering movement and affecting various bodily functions like blood flow, nerve transmission, and the movement of essential fluids. This can impact a horse’s overall movement and performance.

Myofascial release therapy targets these areas of tension in the horse’s fascia, aiming to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and enhance performance by releasing these restrictions and promoting better overall tissue health.

Acupressure

Acupressure is a traditional healing method originating from Classical Chinese Medicine. It involves applying pressure or energy work to specific points on the body called acupoints. These points are chosen strategically to elicit different responses within the body. The main objective of acupressure is to rebalance the flow of energy, known as chi, throughout the body. By doing so, it aims to promote overall well-being and harmony, addressing various physical and emotional issues.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a popular and versatile massage technique that focuses on relaxation and easing tension in the muscles. It typically involves long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart, combined with kneading and circular motions to release muscle knots and improve circulation. It’s known for its soothing effects on both the body and mind, making it a go-to choice for reducing stress and promoting overall well-being.