Top & Tail
What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage therapy is ideal for those seeking to help their horse perform at their best when competing in any manner of sports. It can be classified into two separate parts, the pre and post event. A pre-event massage aims to warm up and stimulate the muscles of the horse before they compete, preparing them for activity and reducing the likelihood of injuries caused by straining cold muscles. After the horse has competed the post event massage will be performed to aid in the excretion of harmful substances and prevention of muscle tightness after the event. It should be noted that sports massage therapy does not address soft tissue dysfunctions, this is the purpose of a remedial massage.
Is Sports Massage Right for My Horse?
Sports massage therapy may be suitable for your horse if they have received a remedial massage from Top & Tail within the past month and will be competing in an event which allows for the practice of pre and post event massage therapies. It may also be relevant to consider your horses temperament when out at shows as a nervous horse may not benefit from such a stimulating massage.
$30 per massage
15 minutes (or more)
Includes the following:
- Horse History Review
- Pre-Event Massage
- Post-Event Massage
Please note: A sports massage may only be booked within one month following a remedial massage.
If you have any questions, or you would just like to know more please use the form on the right or contact Top & Tail using the details provided on the "Contact" page.