Equine Massage & Bodywork
We're always open!
Call or Text: 540.314.7508
Email: [email protected]
Every effort is made to reply to all calls, texts, and emails within 24 hours unless an ‘out-of-office’ message states otherwise. Undivided attention is given to clients during appointments making text or email the most efficient means of communication. Please be sure to leave your name, phone number, and ideal contact time when leaving a message!
Travel within 20 miles of Roanoke, VA zip code 24018 is considered local and included in base rates.
Travel beyond 20 miles is charged a $0.50 per mile fee (one-way) which may be split between multiple horses scheduled same day/location (e.g. appointment 30 miles from Roanoke, VA would be charged a $5.00 travel fee for 10 miles). Travel fees will be confirmed in advance of your horse's appointment - no surprises!
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Upping Stone is also available for massage and bodywork demonstrations at area barns. Perfect for pony clubs, hunt clubs, horseman associations, and 4H groups! Email to inquire about availability.
Frequency of Appointments
The frequency of appointments depends on the need of each horse. Initially a course of sessions at close intervals may be required before starting a regular maintenance program. Below are some general guidelines on scheduling regular maintenance sessions.
Massage and bodywork is NOT a substitute for veterinary care. Massage professionals are not qualified to diagnose, treat, or give prognosis of any injury or illness. There are many instances in which equine massage and bodywork may be an inappropriate modality for a horse in need of other facets of care, and I will never work on a horse in need of veterinary attention. Once the primary issue is resolved, Upping Stone welcomes the opportunity to confer with your veterinarian to determine if massage is an appropriate component of your horse’s rehabilitation process.