Holistic Animal Therapies
© Natures Way / M Griffiths 2019
Some of the Benefits of Massage:
Massage can be a valuable addition to a rehabilitation program. By loosening tightened connective tissue, massage helps improve a horse’s overall locomotion.
It is well known that massage therapy reduces and relieves muscle tension and pain in humans, and it can do the same for horses.
The compression and release pattern of equine massage can help promote circulation in the superficial areas of the limbs
Many horses visibly relax during a massage session by dropping their head, licking or chewing, cocking a hind leg, swaying with the massage therapist’s movements, and even going to sleep.
A massage session also offers important trust-