Each session is catered to the horses specific needs and includes a consultation with the owner/trainer on areas of concern, horse health history, acupressure point/tissue/range of motion evaluation and the bodywork session including everything from myofascial release techniques, gua-sha therapy, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, movement therapy, Flowtrition technique and both passive and active stretching.
*Rates are based on mileage to barn/farm/track
*Multiple horse discounts are considered
Gua Sha is a healing technique that has been commonly used throughout Asia for many years. Gua means to rub or friction. Sha is the term used to describe congestion of blood at the surface of the body. When friction is applied in repeated even strokes, the sha will be drawn to the surface of the skin.
Benefits of Gua Sha include: moving stuck blood, promoting normal circulation to the muscles, tissues, and organs directly beneath the surface treated, decreasing pain and stiffness and increasing mobility.
This service can be booked as an Add-On to a massage to allow extra time or when requested can be incorporated into a 60 or 90 minute massage.
Cupping, which dates to the early fourth century, is one of the oldest methods of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Massage cupping is performed by applying ‘reverse pressure’ to the body, via glass or plastic suction cups that are generally placed or massaged along problem areas, in the direction of natural lymphatic flow.
Goals & Benefits
The technique namely focuses on reducing stagnation & restrictions in problem areas, by breaking down adhesions/knots, and by helping to increase fluid (i.e., blood & lymph) circulation.
Massage cupping helps to reduce the build-up of cellular waste, toxins, inflammation, & excess fluids by assisting in dragging them from deep within muscles/soft tissue, to the body’s surface, where they can be more efficiently disposed of, via the lymphatic system.
More specifically, the massage cupping technique assists in …
Great for regular therapeutic maintenance or just enough to alleviate stress and get a little relaxation.
Full relaxation or deeply therapeutic. Your choice. Our most popular and most requested service.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques and special pillows/bolstering specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Swe-Thai massage is a unique form of massage therapy, combining traditional Thai stretching with a Relaxation (Swedish) Massage. The therapist will be on the table during some of the session, in order to use a greater degree of pressure. Clients say the Swe-Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. A single Swe-Thai massage session works with the muscles, bones and joints and will help you release stress and relieve pain, increase your range of motion and help you function more effectively at work and home.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are used to massage with as well as placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.