Equine Massage Therapy
of Northwestern CT, LLC

Equine Massage Therapy for horses of all disciplines from performance horses to trail horses.

Why should you choose massage therapy for your horse? Because your horse deserves the best care. If your horse is experiencing behavioral issues Equissage certified, Tracie Shannon of CT, Connecticut.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.

Benefits of
 Equine Massage Therapy
Equine Sports Massage Therapy will bring relief to your horse in numerous ways.  Here are a few of the benefits of 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

 

 

How do I know if my horse needs massage therapy?

If your horse has any of the following symptons:
  • Head tossing
  • Refusal to pick-up correct lead
  • Unexplained lameness
  • Difficulty with lateral movements
  • Girthing or "cold back" problems
  • Lack of forward impulsion
How do I know if my horse is benefitting?
You should see and/or feel immediate improvement in your horse's flexibility and movement.  Performance and overall disposition should also improve.
 

 

 

Massaging horses to prevent muscle soreness.

Photographs of Tracie with "Pretzel" and "Splash"
taken by Deb   Persson

Contact Tracie for a free consultation and hands-on evaluation of your horse at your barn.

Cell - 860-318-5277

 

 

 


Equine sports massage therapy is not a substitute for veterinary care.  It should be used in conjunction with veterinary care to help keep your animal in optimum shape.