Equine Sports & Rehabilitation Massage
BHD 25.000 per session.
This includes static and dynamic assessments, manual therapy – full body massage, stretching, mobilization and if needed bespoke kinesiotaping and/or vibration therapy.
After each session you will receive a digital client report.
What is equine massage therapy?
Massage is one of the oldest forms of physical therapy. Massage therapy is the non-diagnostic, non-invasive manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance the muscular system. Massage is complementary to, but never a substitute to veterinary medicine.
Benefits of massage therapy for your horses.
- Improve range of movement and flexibility
- Reduce muscle tension and soreness
- Increase circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid
- Improve proprioception
- Improve posture
- Aid injury prevention
- Reduced fatigue and improve recovery time
- Improved performance
What is kinesiotaping?
Kinesiology tape is a stretchy athletic tape often used by physical and sports therapists. It sticks directly to the skin on people and to hair on animals, this results in a decompression effect on the skin causing an increase in circulation, pain reduction and provides support to the underlying structures in the given area.
Kinesiotaping is most effective when used in conjunction to manual therapy and should only be used as a stand alone therapy in special circumstances.
Benefits of kinesiotaping for your horses.
- Pain relief
- Reduce swelling
- Improved blood and lymphatic circulation
- Improved proprioception
- Support joint mobility
- Support muscle activity
What is vibration therapy?
Localised vibration therapy, more widely knows as Vibration therapy , uses vibration/oscilations at various frequencies to aid performance and recovery of athletes. One of the biggest enemies of any athlete, be it human or equine, is DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
DOMS typically occurs 24-72hours after exercise. This type of soreness can severely effect athletic performance as well as making athletes more susceptible to injury due to compensation of other structures within the body. When muscles are sore the body tries to limit the use of the sore/ painful muscle to prevent further strain, thus leading to other muscles needing to compensate.
Vibration therapy is proven to increase blood flow to muscles to promote healing of fibers as allowing tissues to repair faster.
Treatment use cases
- Activating of the blood and lymph circulation
- Influencing the fascia and muscles
- Treating scars
- Post-treatment of muscle injuries
- Improvement of muscle function