Equine sports massage is a sma ll investment in the horse’s health.
Each equestrian discipline creates its own demands of the body systems of both horse and rider resulting in tension which in time can build up to cause an injury to occur. More than 60% of your horse’s body weight is made up of muscle. Small injuries can take up to 90 days to become apparent(by change in behaviour, decreased performance and subtle lameness). Prompt attention to those micro injuries not only improves performance but prevents them turning into major issues.
When injury occurs there is usually PAIN which causes MUSCLE SPASM resulting in REDUCTION IN CIRCULATION. MUSCLE ATROPHY then occurs which causes LIGAMENT STRAIN resulting in LOSS OF MOVEMENT which in turn creates ADHESIONS which causes PAIN and so the cycle continues. By reducing Pain there this cycle reverses, therefore enabling recovery and improving performance.