Your horse deserves a massage
For the hard working performance horse as well as the pleasure, retired, or senior horse, equine bodywork and massage can be an extremely useful complimentary practice as recommended after a veterinary diagnosis, as a regularly scheduled maintenance tool, and/or as a well deserved, “feel good” session for your horse.
BENEFITS OF BODYWORK AND MASSAGE
reduce muscle tension, spasms and stiffness
decrease pain and discomfort
increase flexibility and range of motion
aid in muscle recovery after overwork or injury
*Equine massage and bodywork is NOT a replacement for proper veterinary care, and practitioners do not offer prognosis, diagnose, prescribe, inject or do any harm in any way! Contraindications to massage do exist, please always refer first to your veterinarian when considering bodywork and massage for your horse.
peaceful in character or intent.
"STANDARD" BODYWORK SESSION
An in-depth session tailored for your horse's needs, whether it's to address pain or performance issues, or simply for relaxation and well-being.
Various massage techniques, acupressure, fascial release, reiki and stretches may be used.
60+ min - 95$
"MINI" BODYWORK SESSION
Sometimes less is more! The "mini" incorporates all of the modalities used in the standard session and is great for pre or post work/events, targeting specific problem areas, and general body maintenance.
30-45 Min - 65$
Hi, I'm Sara...and I have a problem.
More than a few times over the years I have been good-naturedly accused of “loving on” the horses too much, which probably was true, and probably was in reference to the fact that I always have my hands on them. It feels a bit like a magnet drawing my hands to various areas of their bodies. I just can't help it. And so I decided that the best way to manage this "problem" was to become educated and put my hands to good use by becoming a Certified Practitioner in Equine Bodywork and Massage with the School of Applied Integrative Therapy. In addition, I am certified by the
National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). These certifications require a strong knowledge of Equine Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Business and Ethics, Bio-security, Equine Behavior, Handling and Safety, Equine Massage and Bodywork Theory, 60+ hours of hands on instructed training and A LOT of experiential practice.
There is a deep call within me to provide this service to the horses and it brings me great joy. They have been my teachers, my friends, now my clients, and have forever changed my life for the better. I still have a problem...
but it's a good one :) I am truly dedicated to contributing what I can to the well being of your horse, and I would love to be a part of your horse-care team!