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.