WHAT IS MUSCULAR THERAPY? Integrating various forms of massage techniques, embracing a sense of stillness is our first priority. As horses fall into a state of relaxation, this allows us to bypass their tendencies of bracing, so we can find and treat areas of imbalance. By addressing adhesions and encouraging oxygen, blood, lymphatic fluid and more into tight and sore muscles, we can provide instant relief to troubled areas that may be contributing to total body misalignment. Massages techniques consist of swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, shiatsu + meridian balancing, sports massage, deep tissue work, positional releases, stretching and more.
11 Benefits of Equine Massage. Much as in humans, massage therapy for horses has been shown to:
Relieve muscular tension, spasms and pain
Reduce trigger point formation
Reduce scar tissue
Increase range of motion
Improve tone in weak muscles
Relieve intestinal gas and aid in digestion
Interrupt the pain cycle by activating sensory receptors
Increase lymphatic circulation and immunity
Decrease blood pressure and reduce heart rate
Calm horses – massage increases dopamine and serotonin levels and is linked to decreased stress levels.
Disclaimer: All Spa wellness therapies mentioned herein is a non-invasive modality intended to enhance well-being in the healthy horse (or dog) – it is not designed to replace proper veterinary care. If in doubt regarding the physical health of your horse, please consult your veterinarian. JRs staff will NOT treat an injured horse (or dog) without a veterinarian approval. The FDA has not evaluated the statements made throughout this website. JRs Equine Spa & Retreat’s services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individuals with questions or concerns regarding any medical or other condition should consult a health care professional. Use of this site or our products are subject to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Notice.