EQUINE THERAPY

 

SOFT AND DEEP MASSAGE

INITIAL CONSULTATION £90(UP TO 1.5HRS)

FOLLOW £60(1H)

Massage techniques aim to rebalance the animal’s muscular frame, focussing on the large muscle groups as the key areas which affect performance. Treatment involves both soft and deep massage as well as trigger point therapy to stimulate the body to achieve symmetry, comfort and return to normal flexibility.

The benefits of massage therapy can be broadly divided into the physical benefits and psychological advantages for the animal, however they are both closely interrelated. 

 

Psychological Advantages:

  • Stimulates relaxation.

  • Increased comfort and freedom.

  • Long-term improved attention due to the removal of discomfort and tightness.

Physical benefits:

  • Stimulation of the nervous system.

  • Increase blood flow.

  • Accelerates lymphatic drainage.

  • Increases flexibility and elasticity.

  • Improves muscle quality and suppleness.

  • Reduces pain and relief of compensatory muscles.

  • Reduces stiffness.

  • Increases range and freedom of movement

  • Improves stamina and gait quality.

  • Prevents injury, aids rehabilitation and delays the onset of fatigue.

 

MCTIMONEY MANIPULATION

McTimoney manipulation is a non-invasive technique that targets the nervous system. It unlocks the bodies innate intelligence and allows it to begin healing itself. Due to the nature of the treatments and its holistic effects, we aim to treat the origin of a problem rather than the symptoms. Adjustments are quick and gentle to gain the desired effect without the use of force.

 

Animals suffer from back, neck, pelvic and musculoskeletal problems just like humans. McTimoney treatment can help relieve an animal's pain and restore movement after they've injured themselves. In the vast majority of cases, McTimoney practitioners see animals that have suffered injury due to a trauma such as an accident, fall, bump or collision. However, problems can also be caused due to issues such as excess weight and, conformation defects in dogs, or incorrect foot balance saddle fitting issues, or rider imbalance in the case of horses.

 

Therapies also offered for horses and humans please contact the therapy team for further information.