Equine Bodywork An equine bodywork session involves working with the entire body and typically runs an hour and a half. A session consists of a variety of techniques depending on the horse's needs and tolerance levels. The session will typically consist of sports massage, soft tissue mobilization, some myofascial release work, acupressure/trigger point work, and stretching.
An initial session can run longer because both static and dynamic evaluations must be done in order to insure the appropriate course of action. Some of the areas reviewed in the initial session are medical history, behavioral issues, performance, saddle fit, and gait evaluation.
At the end of the session the client will receive a chart report providing notes on the bodywork session as well as any follow-up recommendations, such as specific stretches and/or touchwork to improve the horse's performance and well-being.
Veterinary Referral Please consult with your veterinarian first if your horse has any serious health or soundness issues. Any bodywork may be contraindicated in such cases. Only a veterinarian can diagnose health issues.