What are the benefits of Massage and Myofascisal Release for my horse?
Animal Bodywork/Massage is NOT a substitute for the care of a veterinarian. Owner and veterinarian releases must be signed before the first session. Owner or owner's agent must be present during sessions. Per Wisconsin law, all bodywork done on horses must be done with the knowledge and permission of the attending vet. Links to forms are at the bottom of the page.
Benefits may include:
- Graceful Aging
- Easing Mobility
- Easing Sore, Stiff Joints
- Decrease of Pain
- Better Alignment
- Increased Performance & Function
- Helping with Injury Recovery
May decrease problem behaviors such as:
- Head Tossing
- Ear Pinning
- Girthing Issues
- Signs of Resistance or Refusal
What to do: Halter & lead rope, be there, be present. Have a stool or mounting block available for use. Horses are tall!
When: after the horse has been worked/ridden for the day (if s/he's being worked/ridden). NOT at feeding time!
Where: a clean stall, undisturbed aisle or arena without interruptions and other animals, if it's nice and not too distracting for the horse, an outdoor paddock is a possibility too. Someplace there's room to move around if needed and that the horse is comfortable and familiar with.
Service area is most of the St. Croix Valley, depending on distance traveled a trip charge may apply.
Cost: $55 Length of session: One hour
Schedule appointments by contacting Chris 612 638 7981 (Cell) firstname.lastname@example.org (email)
About Chris: She is a WI LMT who has completed the Mark Barnes Equine I, II & Skills Seminar Myofascial Release training certification. She combines the knowledge and experience of working with people with a love for animals and techniques developed specifically for the four legged love(s) of your life. She rides nearly every week at a local indoor arena in the Hudson WI area. She always wanted to ride as a child and never gave up on her dream. She's been riding since 2011 for fun, exercise and the love of being around horses.
About the horse model in the indoor photos: My friend, Rhaje was 29 going on 30 when these photos were taken. He was a regular & LOVED his bodywork. He transitioned in June of 2017 at the age of 30. He was & is still loved. I suspect that he comes & helps when I go to work on other horses - believe what you want.