Mary Gordon Equine Massage and Reiki

Benefits of Massage

Massage is a practice over 2500 years old that provides the following benefits for your equine companion:

  • decreases stress
  • provides greater energy
  • improves concentration
  • increases circulation
  • reduces fatigue

Massage can also specifically address a number of health issues:

  • Alleviate pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help equine athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Enhance overall wellbeing and athletic performance.
  • Help prevent injuries by maintaining muscles in optimum condition.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Increases the comfort level for older horses or those who have had to curtail their normal exercise sessions.

Reiki, which is a type of energy work, benefits horses in the following ways:

  • promotes stress reduction and deep relaxation
  • tunes and enhances the horse's natural healing abilities
  • offers hands-on comfort for injuries or conditions in which massage is contraindicated
  • promotes overall wellbeing

Note: Neither massage nor Reiki diagnose medical conditions or perform medical treatments. If your horse has a diagnosed medical condition or injury, veterinarian approval should be sought before scheduling a massage session. Reiki does not interfere with any treatment by a licensed medical profes­sional.


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