The Benefits of massage
All horses can benefit from an equine sports massage treatment. This can range from the happy hacker, to the competition horse.
So why is massage important and how does it work?
By using different Massage strokes, massage can enhance muscle tone, relax muscle spasm and prevent adhesions. In short, Equine sports massage benefits the well-being of the horse. It releases tension and aids relaxation. When muscles become tight or are in a contracted state, blood circulation decreases resulting in restricted movement, nerve irritation and even pain. Massage warms the tissue which improves the circulation and the lymphatic return. This aids removal of metabolic waste from muscles. When thinking about an injury massage can also prevent muscle atrophy and lower the chance of further adhesions.
The Benefits of Equine Massage...