Upping Stone is not currently accepting new clients.  Please email us if you would like to join our wait list.  We appreciate your interest!

Email: [email protected]

Every effort is made to reply within 24 hours. Undivided attention is given to clients during appointments making email the most efficient means of communication.  When leaving a message, please be sure to leave your name, phone number, and location of your barn.


Travel within 20 miles of Roanoke, VA zip code 24018 is considered local and included in base rates.  Travel beyond 20 miles incurs a small travel fee and is split between multiple horses scheduled on the same day and at the same location.  A minimum number of appointments may be required for travel beyond 20 miles, however, every effort is made to coordinate barns within the same geographic area to accommodate single  appointments.  


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Upping Stone is also available for demonstrations at area barns.  Perfect for boarding/training facilities, pony clubs, hunt clubs, horseman associations, and 4H groups!  Email to inquire about availability.


 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.

  • The average horse should be worked on every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • During show season, this can be increased to every 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Horses in upper tiers of training or showing should be worked on every 3 to 5 days.
  • Older horses and retirees should be worked on every 6 to 8 weeks.  


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 adjunct to your horse’s rehabilitation process.​