09 Mar 2016

What is Equine Sports Massage Therapy?

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What is Equine Sports Massage Therapy

By: Dr. Gina Tranquillo

Equine Sports massage provides great therapeutic value to any horse’s life. Massage is an effective way to stimulate blood flow, enhance muscle tone, increase range of motion, alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. In addition, it is a great way to improve quality of life for your equine friend.

How is massage performed?
No tools are used other than her two hands. Dr. Tranquillo treats the whole horse since each part of the body affects the other. Her hands do all the work and your horse begins to feel relaxed and pain free as she works through any muscle tension your horse may have.

How long does massage take to perform on one horse?
Dr. Tranquillo states that “most horses take at least one hour, usually a bit longer on their first massage. After that most average about one hour of massage treatment time; however, it really depends on your horse and their condition.”

Why did you get certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy?
“I wanted a way that I could give back to the horses that have helped me so much as I grew up learning to ride. I wanted to offer a therapy that would make them feel good and offer something they would enjoy. Once I started massaging horses I could see the benefits right away.”

How often does a horse need to get a massage?
“It depends on what your horse’s job is. If you have a high level competition horse, then every 6 weeks is likely ideal. Horses at a less strenuous level, likely every 8 weeks. It depends on what your horse’s history is, the pain level they are having, their exercise requirements, and any underlying condition.”

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How long has Dr. Tranquillo been massaging horses?
I received my certification in 2004

Where did she get certified?
Through Equissage of Round Hill, Virginia

What is the cost of Equine Massage Therapy?
At All Points Equine it is $65 per hour with Dr. Tranquillo in addition to your farm call charge.

To make an appointment, contact the office at All Points Equine 610-351-1404. 10% discount on massage, acupuncture and chiropractic services for the month of March 2016. Hurry and call today!

Questions on about how Equine Sports Massage can benefit your horse? If so, email it to info@allpointsequine.com and we will post the response to our Facebook page.

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