Bodywork

Equine Bodywork is non-diagnostic, non-invasive and complementary to veterinary care. The services I offer should not be used as a substitute for veterinary treatment under any circumstances. If you have concerns about your horses wellbeing I recommend you seek veterinary advice before contacting me. I am more than happy to work together with your vet.

I do NOT treat or diagnose – I DO provide optimal support for your horse.

As horse owners we expect our horses to perform for us physically, whether it’s for high level competition or a leisurely ride out on the trails. We have a responsibility to look after our horse’s physical and mental well-being. Equine Bodywork is an excellent way to assist with equine soundness.


 

The Benefits of Equine Bodywork

★ Support the horse’s well-being  ★ Overall muscular maintenance  ★ Stress release and mental balance  ★ Promotion of endorphin release ★ Improved circulation

★ Prevention of injuries  ★ Increased mobility and range of motion ★ Enhanced performance and gaits ★ Scar tissue release

Techniques of Bodywork

No technique is better than the other but different horses react to them in different ways. I normally choose whatever I find suits best to each individual horse. I am trained in the following modalities:

Sports Massage

Human athletes have long understood the benefits of massage which dates back to the times of Ancient Rome.

Stress Point Massage

Jack Meagher is one of the pioneers of Equine Bodywork and the founder of the stress point method.

Stretching and Mobility Exercises

Stretching, in its most basic form, is a natural and automatic action.

Myofascial Release

This method pays very specific attention to release of the fascia which is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue.

The Equine Touch

The Equine Touch is a unique technique consisting of a series of gentle moves performed over specific points on the body.

Taping

Taping information page coming soon