Equine Sports Massage Therapy

North West England & surrounding area

Contact

Chloe Greenwood (ESMT Dip, BSc (Hons) ST)

Tel: +44 (0) 7745 703 492

Or join my facebook group for regular offers and updates: Equine Sports Massage Therapy UK http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=108907872479152&ref=mf

 

Areas covered include: Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, North Wales, and areas of Yorkshire.

What is Equine Sports Massage Therapy

It is the scientific manipulation of soft tissues for injury prevention and therapeutic processes involving the restoration to normal functional activities of the various structures of the body

Beneifits of Massage

  • Increases performance & flexability
  • Enhances muscle tone
  • Relieves muscle spasm & tension
  • Improves circulation 
  • Prevents injury 
  • Improves recovery time
  • Relieves muscle soreness
  • Enhances propioception
  • Promotes general well being and relaxation
  • Improves respiration & digestion
  • Improves skin and coat condition
  • Removes toxins from the body 

How do I know if my horse needs a massage

  • Signs of reduced performance levels
  • Unwillingness to flex 
  • Lacking suppleness
  • Not engaging behind
  • Showing signs of being unlevel or lame
  • After injury 
  • Preperation to compete
  • After strenuous exercise and training
  • After illness or surgery 
  • Arthritic horses & veteran horses
  • General well being and good health

 

Treatment

Initial assesment

  • Past history
  • Current condition
  • Gaite analysis
  • Flection test
  • Confirmation analysis
  • PTD test
  • Stress point location test

Full body massage

  • Concentrate on problem area
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofascial release
  • Stretching
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