Free consultation - Approx 45 mins
During this appointment you will have approximately 45 minutes of my time totally free of charge with no obligation to book future appointments. I will travel to you and your horse and listen to any concerns you may have and perform a static assessment making notes of the horses conformation to establish how this may affect his/her musculoskeletal system and way of going. I will then view the horse dynamically to assess how the horse performs during walking and trotting up. The horse will then be asked to take several strides backwards and turn in small circles to check for any areas where flexion and suppleness could be improved. I will palpate key areas of the horse to check for tension, adhesions and trigger points, and will show you my findings where possible. After the palpation, if required, I will view the horse being ridden/lunged to further build up a case study. At the end of the appointment I will make my recommendations to you and you will receive an emailed report from me within 48 hours.
Follow up maintenence or rehabilitation appointment - every 4-8 weeks - Approx 1 - 1.5hrs
As above, but also will include a massage treatment appropriate for your horse, including if required the use of my Therapeutic Ultrasound and Epiony Heat Therapy treatment, followed by stretching appropriate for the horse. A report of my findings will once again be forwarded to you. Discounts offered when treating more than one horse.
Relaxation Massage - Approx 30 minutes
Great for any horse needing to unwind, as well as for youngsters, rescues and pre-breaking. A gentle yet thorough treatment which will leave your horse relaxed.
Pre/Post Competition massage - Approx 30-45 minutes
The pre-competition massage aims to warm the main muscle groups up ensuring they're as supple as possible. I will also carry out some fascia release to ensure the horse is competition ready. As massage promotes the release of essential oils, the horse will be left with a gleaming coat. The post-competition massage is designed to alleviate any signs of stiffness by carrying out a relaxing massage and some gentle stretching.
As a result of the Veterinary Act (1966) and the subsequent exemptions; it is ILLEGAL for any person, other than the owner of the animal, to treat an animal unless the permission of the animals Veterinary Surgeon is SOUGHT and OBTAINED.
The implications of the Veterinary Act (1966) are to safeguard the Welfare of Horses. As a direct result, the Equine Masseur must contact the Veterinary Surgeon used by the client and gain permission to treat the animal.
There are many therapists of varying specialism working outside the parameters of the Veterinary Act (1966). These individuals are BREAKING THE LAW. They are often not INSURED, or not members of a professional body.
The Veterinary Surgeons Act, passed in Parliament in 1948 to protect the welfare of sick and injured animals from treatment by unqualified persons.