Massage therapy can
enhance your relationship
with your equine companion.
Why equine massage? It is unrealistic to expect performance from a horse that is in pain. Unfortunately, in the horse industry today, pain management is common practice and horsemanship is a fading art.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue to achieve specific goals of drainage, relaxation or stimulation. It helps to release and reduce muscle-related compromise such as trigger points and stress points. The healing function of massage therapy accelerates recovery from injury. It contributes to the overall wellbeing of the body and to its ability to function efficiently and healthfully.
How will Performance Equine Bodywork
benefit your horse?
Horses are athletes. They are expected to perform at their maximum potential in order to run faster, jump higher and to execute technically difficult maneuvers.
Regardless of whether you use your horse for pleasure, events, or dressage, all impose their own physical demands. Such demands can ultimately result in pain, injury and behavior issues. Drug therapy may be useful, but over time could have negative side effects. Massage therapy is used as part of a holistic approach to preserve the well-being of your horse. Your horse can then deliver his best performance for you. More importantly, massage therapy can enhance your relationship with your equine companion. If you are feeling at your peak and your horse is also pain free the energetic bond that you will both have is a synergy, as though you are one well oiled machine.
Massage has a very strong healing influence, which can benefit your horse by:
- relaxing the Muscular System in order for healing to occur
- increasing muscle flexibility & range of motion for enhanced performance
- removing undesired spasms and adhesions from the muscles as a result of overwork or injury
- increased blood flow to affected areas in order to speed recovery from muscular injuries
- reducing stress and promoting relaxation through a calming touch
- help prevent injuries by treating your horse proactively
Equine Massage is not a substitute for veterinary care!
As a human I look forward to having him represent the Masterson Method.
As a horse, I’m sure I would make the same recommendation.
Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork™
The Masterson Method™
Performance Equine Bodywork
MMCP, LMBT. Lic. #7324
Serving the Carolina's and beyond.
- North Carolina LMBT #7324
- New Hampshire LMBT#2966M
- Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Cert.(NCTMB) #532103-07
- Certified Medical Massage Therapist
- Certified in the Masterson Method (Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork)
- Co-Taught/Assisted the Advanced 5 Practical Course with Jim Masterson www.mastersonmethod.com
- Assisted the highly knowledgeable, veteran certified equine sports massage therapist, Bill Stanton, for several seasons on the winter show circuit
- Mentored students, for credit, as they worked on their Certification in the Masterson Method
- Completed Equine Cranial Sacral Level 1 Training
- Completed Equine Cranial Sacral Level 2 Training
- On going Cranial Sacral Training is with Experience Equus
- Certified in Equine Kinesiology Taping
- Wellington Equestrian Festival (WEF), FL
- Lake Placid Horse Shows, NY
- Hampton Classic, NY
- Upperville, VA
- HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, FL
- Horse Shows by the Bay, MI
- HITS Horse Shows in the Sun
- Alltech National Horse Show, Lexington KY Horse Park
Certified Medical Massage Therapist
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