Horse Massage

Sports Massage is ideal for keeping the horse healthy, pain free and performing better

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a non-diagnostic, non-invasive, gentle hands on soft tissue discipline that addresses the horses body as a whole.

Used during training and pre and post competition massage keeps muscles healthy, builds up those that may have wasted, maintains strength and suppleness and prevents atrophy even during a period of box rest or restricted work. After exertion massage minimises stiffness and speeds repair to tissue damaged as an inevitable result of physical stress and fatigue. Passive stretches help to keep or restore joints and muscles to full working capacity.

All horses can benefit from a massage, whether they are the treasured family paddock pony to the four star eventer or FEI dressage horse.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?

  • Inducing relaxation of muscles and horse
  • Increasing and improving circulation
  • Releasing hypertonic, spasming and traumatised muscles
  • Enhancing muscle tone
  • Enabling recovery from injury and atrophy
  • Alleviating pain
  • Prevent and relieve adhesions
  • Increase range of movement
  • Assisting detoxification and lymphatic drainage

Can I perform Sports Massage on my horse?

Sports Massage

Yes! Sports Massage at a basic level is very easy to learn. Equestricare offers many workshops in sports Massage (click here) Workshops as well as a certification course (click here) Sports Massage Certificate