Equine Massage Therapy For Horses of All Disciplines
From Performance to Pleasure Horses.
Welcome to Equine Wellness & Bodywork, owned and operated by Christy Dicolla B.S.A, E.S.M.T, based out of Atlanta, GA.
Christy incorporates massage therapy, acupressure, Dit Dow Jow external healing remedies, and Reiki into your training program to help your horse live a healthier, happier life and reach it's full potential.
Equine Body Work is not just a luxury pampering treatment for your horse, but an essential part of the maintenance & treatment of all horses and ponies.
If your horse is experiencing behavioral problems or decreased performance due to tight or injured muscles, equine body work can help create a more well-balanced horse mentally, emotionally, and physically.
When a horse's body is free of muscle tension it is able to move more freely and that can greatly increase it's trainability and performance. A horse that has supple, healthy muscle tissue is easier to train because there is less resistance in the body which leads to less resistance in the mind.
Benefits of Equine Massage Therapy
- Relieves tension and muscle spasms
- Improves circulation
- Promotes more rapid healing of injuries
- Releases Endorphins
- Enhances muscle tone
- Increases range of motion
- Reduces injury potential
- Improves performance
- Encourages horse's willingness to perform
- Stress reduction
60% of a horses body weight is muscle. Tightness in one of these muscle groups can soon transfer to those around it, making work more and more of a challenge for your horse. All horses can benefit from massage therapy, whether the top level competition horse or the family horse on stall rest. These different horses obviously have different demands and needs, so will benefit in different ways.
Signs That Your Horse Could Be Experiencing Muscle Soreness
- Decreased coordination or balance
- Trouble bending in one direction
- Not picking up the correct canter lead
- Unable to pick up the canter
- Poor attitude or an unwillingness to perform
- Head tossing
- "Cold backed"
- Unexplained changes in behavior such as nipping, bucking, rearing
Many of the symptoms above could be signs of pain and discomfort that equine massage would benefit. Whether it's your treasured pony, a race horse or a valuable show jumper, equine massage can improve performance as well as therapeutically enhance the general well being of your horse.
Please take a look around the site to find out a bit more and feel free to email or call if you have any questions.
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