Why Should You Get A Massage For Your Horse?
Because your horse deserves the best care. If your horse is experiencing behavioral issues or decreased performance due to tight muscles or muscle spasms, massage therapy can help create a more well-balanced horse mentally, emotionally, and physically. Muscle fatigue and/or spasms can affect horses in ways similar to humans. Muscle fibers become strained and can spasm from over extension or usage. When muscle fibers are held together, it causes a spasm which decreases motion and causes discomfort. If a spasm is not broken up, it can continue to gather more fibers to itself and may increase in size and intensity of pain.
Massage therapy can help alleviate muscle fatigue and spasms thus reducing your horse’s risk of pulling or tearing muscles. It can help your horse be more relaxed by relieving tension and reducing the risk of over using other muscles that compensate for any discomfort. Equine massage therapy can also help improve circulation and reduce inflammation in joints and muscles while allowing them to move more freely.
The Benefits of Equine Massage Therapy
-Relieves tension and muscles spasms
-Improves circulation which promotes more rapid healing of injuries
-Enhances muscle tone and increases your horse's range of motion
-Increases potential performance and endurance.
-Reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints so that pain is relieved
-Increases the production of synovial fluid in the joints
-Lengthens connective tissue and breaks down/prevents the formation of adhesions
-Can help to extend the good health and lifespan of your horse