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Elkay Equestrian

 

Equine Sports Massage

North Devon

Improving circulation, movement, flexibility and the overall health and performance of your horse.

Hi, my name is Lou and I’m a fully qualified and insured equine sports massage therapist in North Devon. Covering the southwest of the UK and beyond.

Equine Sports Massage Services

Horses are athletes, and we often require them to perform a variety of athletic activities. In the same way as humans, horses can develop rigid joints and sore muscles that limit their range of motion. As a result, their work can be very uncomfortable and painful.

The use of equine sports massage as part of their regular maintenance routine or remedial programme, can alleviate these symptoms and prevent injuries.

Horse owners in North Devon and the South West of the UK can take advantage of my equine sports massage therapy services. Designed specifically for you and your horse, they are tailored to fit your individual needs.

I’m fully qualified and insured to practice equine sports massage therapy and practice within the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966).

Consultation

All horses visited for the first time must have a thorough consultation. This includes reviewing a full and detailed history, followed by a static / dynamic assessment where the main problems will be identified. Includes an initial massage of between 45 mins to an hour. Total session will be up to 1.5 hrs.

Maintenance Massage

If the session is primarily a maintenance massage, the whole body will be worked. For remedial sessions, particular attention is focused on one or more specific areas, as well as the whole body. I will include a selection of suitable stretches (if appropriate) and some phototherapy. Total session will be 45 mins to 1 hour.

Pre & Post-event Massage

Pre-event massages are vital to prepare your horse for prolongued or intensive physical exercise. And then a post-event massage to cool the horse down after an event; they are necessary in preventing injury, muscle strain & fatigue, and to aid recovery. Each session is up to 25 mins.

Equine Sports Massage Services

Horses are athletes, and we often require them to perform a variety of athletic activities. In the same way as humans, horses can develop rigid joints and sore muscles that limit their range of motion. As a result, their work can be very uncomfortable and painful.

The use of equine sports massage as part of their regular maintenance routine or remedial programme, can alleviate these symptoms and prevent injuries.

Horse owners in North Devon and the South West of the UK can take advantage of my equine sports massage therapy services. Designed specifically for you and your horse, they are tailored to fit your individual needs.

I’m fully qualified and insured to practice equine sports massage therapy and practice within the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966).

Consultation

All horses visited for the first time must have a thorough consultation. This includes reviewing a full and detailed history, followed by a static / dynamic assessment where the main problems will be identified. Includes an initial massage of between 45 mins to an hour. Total session will be up to 1.5 hrs.

Maintenance Massage

If the session is primarily a maintenance massage, the whole body will be worked. For remedial sessions, particular attention is focused on one or more specific areas, as well as the whole body. I will include a selection of suitable stretches (if appropriate) and some phototherapy. Total session will be 45 mins to 1 hour.

Pre & Post-event Massage

Pre-event massages are vital to prepare your horse for prolongued or intensive physical exercise. And then a post-event massage to cool the horse down after an event; they are necessary in preventing injury, muscle strain & fatigue, and to aid recovery. Each session is up to 25 mins.

Why massage your horse?

The Benefits of Equine Sports Massage

Improve Muscle Tone

Prevent Injury

Increase Range of Movement

Enhance Circulation

Prevent and Relieve Adhesions

Reduce Pain

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Your horse may benefit from massage if they have:

  • Trouble focusing
  • Trouble bending
  • Short strides
  • Saddling issues
  • Difficulty picking up leading legs
  • Increased spookiness
  • A reluctance to move forward during exercise
  • Mystery lameness
  • Uncharacteristic behaviour: kicking, bucking, rearing, biting, or head shaking
  • Been on stable rest
  • Had or are due to have surgery
  • Just competed or are due to compete.

Equine sports massage is proven to relax muscle tension, spasms and release endorphins – relieving pain.

reasons for equine sports massage

Keeping your horse healthy with regular massage therapy reduces the risk of injury, lameness, and chronic problems.

Equine sports massage isn’t just about relaxation, it’s about keeping your horse in the best condition!