Equine massage therapy is a great, non-invasive way to provide pain relief to your horse. It consists of the manipulation of the muscles and fascia in a way that relieves any knots or tightness the horse may be experiencing. Therapeutic massage is very valuable to the equine athlete as it increases their circulation, releases relaxing endorphins, and improves overall flexibility and range of motion for the long term.
When paired with stretching, the massage will have more of an effect, as the muscles will have a chance to perform in a correct manner without the interference from tack or a rider. Massage can be done on the seasoned sport horse, to the broodmare, to the old retired pasture ornament. It is a versatile modality and can be combined with chiropractic, laser, and PEMF therapy to achieve its full benefits.