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Here are some questions often asked about equine massage.

If you'd like more information, please don't hesitate to contact

Sandy at 206.618.4930 or you can email her at the link below.

 

There's no obligation, and she's happy to discuss any issues your horse may have.

  • Why do I need massage for my horse? Isn't it just for humans?
    Massage is not just for humans. Horses have the same muscles as we do and muscle tissue is muscle tissue, no matter the mammal. The healing power of massage is beneficial to both humans and animals and has been for thousands of years. Harvard Medical School has said that “massage therapy can help relieve pain, speed recovery from injury or surgery, and reduce stress.” For more information, please look at the 'benefits of equine massage'.
  • How much do you charge for a massage and how long does it take?
    My fee is $75.00 per session, not per hour. I do not charge by the hour because I like to give my horse clients what they need – if it takes me a little more time to get to all of the issues and/or they are particularly enjoying their massage, I am not about to charge you for that. It takes some horses a little longer to trust and relax, so I believe charging by the session is fairer. I am very thorough in my approach and focus on the body as a whole. My massages usually run between 60-75 minutes. If your horse requires manual lymphathic drainage massage, then this usually takes a bit longer as very slow stokes are required. I take the time needed to take care of your horse’s issue.
  • Do I have to be there with my horse?
    I ask that you be there for the initial session so we can go through your horse’s history and particular issues. We will discuss the intake form and your goals. I would also like to see your horse in motion and would ask for your assistance in lunging her so I can observe. You do not need to be present during the entire massage (unless you would like), but for the initial intake session, it is best that you are present to get the full benefit for your horse.
  • Do I need to do anything in preparation for my horse’s massage?
    For the first session, please have your horse brushed, dry and haltered. Then we can decide where he is most comfortable environmentally - outside, stall, paddock, etc. Every horse is different.
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