Equine Massage & Bodywork
PERFORMANCE ISSUES THAT CAN RESULT FROM MUSCLE TIGHTNESS
Intermittent, unexplained ‘lameness’
Choppy or stilted gait
CONTRAINDICATIONS: WHEN NOT TO PERFORM MASSAGE & BODYWORK
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. Contraindications for the use of massage include acute injuries (open wounds, lameness, heat, swelling), illnesses (cancer, fever, inflammatory diseases such as cellulitis), or pregnancy (especially during the first and last month). Upping Stone welcomes the opportunity to confer with your veterinarian to determine if massage or bodywork is an appropriate adjunct to your horse’s rehabilitation process.