Equine Sports Massage is a complementary therapy which is used in conjunction with veterinary procedures and in some cases in association with other therapies, chiropractors, remedial saddlers and farriers. Using various techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, trigger points and stress points, an equine sports massage therapist can help relieve & release the areas of tension & concern with relative ease.
Working on all soft tissue including muscle, fascia and tendons, equine sports massage can produce great results. Horses are like people & not every horse will respond in the same way. They are all individual & will be treated that way. No two equine sports massage treatments are the same.
Massage works in several ways, here are some of the benefits:
Improve circulation and move nutrients around the body
Relieve muscle soreness
Stretch connective tissue
Improve general well being - and helps you and your horse to relax
The Veterinary Act 1966 is a Parliamentary Act passed in order to safeguard the welfare of sick or injured animals.
It states it is an offence for any person, other than the owner of the animal, to treat an animal unless the permission of the vet in charge of the case or to whom the animal would be referred is sought and obtained.
The treatment of an animal by physiotherapy if carried out under the direction of a registered veterinarian who has examined the animal and prescribed such treatment.