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Equine Therapeutic Body Work

Therapeutic Body Work is a non-invasive hands-on approach to equine health and well-being.  As Therapeutic Body Work is not a replacement to Veterinary care, it is beneficial treatment in most cases.  Horses, just like us, experience muscle tightness and/or soreness at times due to injuries, surgeries, the jobs they have, conformation and even in-activity. 

This type of therapy will improve their blood and lymphatic circulation, flush out toxins that build up in the muscle tissue, soften the muscle tissue and release any knots, spasms or tension the horse is holding that can restrict their range of motion and impact their performance.  In addition to the healing affects Therapeutic Body Work has on the entire body, it also builds a close personal bond with your horse.  Your horse will thank you!

Some examples where Therapeutic Body Work is not recommended are listed below::

  • Systemic disorders
  • Acute inflammation or swelling of the skin, soft tissue and joints,
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Dehydration
  • Temperature

Why Equine Therapeutic Body Work?
  • Enhances Performance
  • Relaxes and Reduces Stress
  • Helps Prevent Muscle Injuries
  • Increases Range of Motion
  • Increases Overall Flexibility
  • Creates Close Bond
  • Strengthens Trust
  • Happy & Healthy Horse

Signs to look for
Your horse may need therapy if he/she exhibits some of the following:
  • Overall Stiffness
  • Lead Resistance
  • “Cold” Back
  • Refusal to go forward or work
  • Short striding
  • Bad Disposition
  • Lack of Flexibility
  • Nervousness

  • Improves overall circulation of blood and lymph fluids allowing oxygen and nutrients to be carried to all parts of the body
  • Relieves muscle tightness, restriction and pain by loosening the muscles allowing them to relax and move more freely increasing their Range of Motion
  • Helps repair damaged nerves by supplying blood and oxygen giving them a chance to heal and prevent muscle atrophy
  • Frees muscle adhesions and improves scar tissue allowing muscle fibers to return to normal position
  • Flushes out metabolic wastes that cause muscle stiffness and soreness
  • Improves overall disposition

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