Massage,  Light Therapy, and/or Kinesiology Taping are neither a replacement for veterinary medicine, nor are they intended to diagnose, cure, or treat disease.

Equine and Canine Sports Massage Therapy

Regular body work can lead to the continued health and well being of your equine and canine companions. Sports massage therapy is useful for performance enhancement, rehabilitation, and maintenance because it:

  • improves circulation and, as a result, promotes healing

  • enhances muscle tone

  • increases range of motion

  • eases muscle spasms

  • relieves tension

  • reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints, thereby relieving pain

  • stimulates circulation in the lymphatic system

  • speeds up the elimination of toxins

  • lengthens connective tissues, breaking down and preventing the formation of adhesions and reducing the danger of fibrosis

  • generally improves the disposition of the animal

Equine & Canine Sports Massage Therapy

Regular body work can lead to the continued health and well being of your equine and canine companions. Sports massage therapy is useful for performance enhancement, rehabilitation, and maintenance because it:

  • improves circulation and, as a result, promotes healing

  • enhances muscle tone

  • increases range of motion

  • eases muscle spasms

  • relieves tension

  • reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints, thereby relieving pain

  • stimulates circulation in the lymphatic system

  • speeds up the elimination of toxins

  • lengthens connective tissues, breaking down and preventing the formation of adhesions and reducing the danger of fibrosis

  • generally improves the disposition of the animal

Light Therapy

Light Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that works to promote healing and control pain with little to no side effects. We offer a combination of red light near infrared light treatments.

Light Therapy works because body tissue can absorb the light at a cellular level. The light then accelerates activity in the mitochondria (the part of tissue cells that takes in nutrients and break them down into energy) and increases blood flow to the treatment areas, thus aiding in healing and relieving pain.

Animals benefit from the treatment because it: 

  • Reduces pain and swelling

  • Increases lymphatic activity

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Accelerates cell regeneration

  • Increases circulation

  • Relaxes muscles

  • Increases anti-viral properties

  • Encourages collagen production

  • Regulates serotonin levels

Preventative equine sports massage therapy is designed to keep your horse in the best physical condition possible. 

Preventative Equine Sports Massage Therapy

Plan 1

This plan is designed for horses used for light riding or senior horses with chronic mobility issues:

  • One massage every other week or as needed

Plan 2

This plan is designed for horses under a moderate workload or horses that exhibit some symptoms of muscle tension:

  • First six weeks: one massage every other week

  • Thereafter: one massage every other week or as needed

Plan 3

This plan is designed for horses under a heavy workload and horses that exhibit some symptoms of muscle tension:

  • First month: one massage a week

  • Thereafter: one massage every two weeks

Plan 4

This plan is designed for horses under a very heavy workload or exhibiting extreme body soreness:

  • First week: three massages

  • Second week: two massages

  • Third week: one massage

  • Thereafter: one massage every week

All plans can be adapted to the horse's needs, which are influenced by:

  • whether a condition is chronic or acute

  • the length of time the condition has been present

  • the horse's age

  • the horse's disposition

  • the horse's workload