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Benefits of Massage Therapies and Equine Stretch


Stimulate circulatory and lymphatic systems (accelerate cell renewal and tissue repair)

Reduce recovery time

Removal of lactic acid

Calms the nervous system

Influence neural pathways and aid proprioception

Improve the condition of the skin


Aids symmetry and straightness

Improved range of movement and freedom of movement

Improved co-ordination and body awareness

Improved strength and ability to perform

Improved technique – jumping and flatwork

Muscles & Joints

Improve muscle and joint flexibility

Improve muscle tone and suppleness

Release muscle spasms

Reduce the risk of muscle/soft tissue injury

Improve atrophied muscles

Calm hypertrophic muscles

Warm muscles in preparation for work

Reduce stiffness

Relieve painful and arthritic joints

Increase and maintain optimal range of movement in joints

Helps prevent and repair adhesions

Supports soft tissues and maintains muscle tone during box rest or restricted exercise

Early identification of problem areas

Manipulation of spinal joints helps horses with chronic back problems

Chronic Issues and back problems

Soft tissue and joint mobilisation therapy can help with a variety of chronic and long-term issues including:

Chronic back problems

Equine rhabdomyolysis syndrome (Azoturia)



Intermittent lameness

Massage therapies and Equine Pilates are commonly used as an integral part of a management plan to manage a number of conditions. Please contact me if you have any specific questions about your horse.