Maryann Titone, Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist
What is Equine Sports Massage?
Therapy focuses on the prevention of muscular injuries and relieving
muscular pain. There are over 150 muscles in the horse which makes
up over 60% of their body weight. Regular massage not only helps
prevent injuries, it calms the nervous system and improves the
Benefits of Massage:
improves bending, flexing and extension. With regular massage the
muscles and connective tissues are lengthened and tension is
released. When the tension is released the muscles relax, putting
less stress on the limbs. When your horse is feeling good he will be
more efficient in his stride and this will enable him to use his
athletic abilities to peak performance. No matter what discipline you ride,
your horse's performance will be enhanced.
focuses on balancing the whole body. If your horse has an injury, he
will compensate for that using the other muscles in his body to take
the weight of the injured area. So it is not just his injury that is
painful and sore but also the rest of this body. It is important to
note that muscles do not appear on x-rays, making it difficult to
detect a problem. Sports massage also improves circulation, bringing
oxygen and nutrients to the muscles while releasing toxins.
Maryann Titone was the Equine Massage Therapist for the United
States Eventing Associations Adult Camp.
Equiheal is endorsed by the Somerset Hills
Handicapped Riding Association
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