Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Equine Sport Massage Therapist
by ~ Tonya Wilson Scolari, LMT, CESMT
Mobile Massage Therapy for Horses and People
THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Licensed Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. LMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury and disability.
Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.
BENEFITS of Equine Massage are:
*Improves circulation and as a result, promotes more rapid healing of injuries.
*Enhances muscle tone and increases range of motion.
*Eases muscle spasms.
*Reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints so that pain is relieved.
*Stimulates circulation in the lymphatic system and hastens the elimination of waste products and other toxins.
*Lengthens connective tissue and so breaks down/prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.
*Generally improves the disposition of the animal.
*Increases the production of synovial fluid in the joints.
Why Equissage Therapy WORKS!
Sometimes tight spots develop that cause discomfort and hinder a horse’s performance. Muscle tightening does not remain in an isolated area or state. Since Tendons are only about 10% elastic, thus, 90% of elasticity comes from the associated muscles. If one group tightens, the next group of muscles compensate for the lack of elasticity. The tension can travel from one area to another compounding the problem. For instance, tightening in the shoulders can travel to the forearm, down to the tendons of the lower leg.
Through massage, tension and adhesions are broken up by using a series of different strokes. By increased circulation and oxygen to the area, the body naturally removes the toxins and tension from the affected areas leaving the horse feeling more relaxed, in less pain, and able to perform better than before.
Massage therapy is not a substitute for veterinary care. It is a great addition to your horse's current health care regimen.
We hope you can find everything you need. Scolari's Equissage & Bobywork is focused on providing high-quality service and customer/horse satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.