Massage Therapy

Denise  Gardner ESMT

Massage Therapy

Diss, Norfolk

Free mileage up to a 15 mile radius of Diss

Over 60% of  the horses body mass is muscle (compared to humans at 35-40%), and many physical and behavioural problems can be traced back to muscle tension and dysfunction.

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Under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, any treatment carried out by a therapist must have Veterinary Consent.  Therefore before treating your horse I will have to get written consent from your vet.  You can download a form to print out  from the left hand side. You just need to get it signed before I visit your horse and commence treatment. Alternatively I can phone your vet and speak to them personally. It will not  generally be necessary for your vet to see your horse prior to my visit, unless there are concerns about his/her health.
Does your horse show any of these signs.
Shortness of stride
Holding the tail to one side
Lack of poll flexion and bend
Head tilting
Reluctant to canter on one lead
These are just a few  signs to look for
Has your horse had a fall ?

We ask our horses to perform a wide range of ‘unnatural’ movements and also wear a whole host of ‘accessories’ and this can cause pain and muscle tension. A damaged or tense muscle cannot perform properly so you will never get the best out of your horse or pony if you do not maintain, treat and generally take good care of its muscles.