Mendip ESM Treatments

All clients usually have an initial consultation which takes up to 2 hours.

Mendip Equine Sports Massage - Treatments

Mendip ESM Treatments

Massage has many beneficial effects. We work our horses hard and they deserve the best. When we give them our best they will return the favour!

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Why Equine Sports Massage?

Equine Sports Massage Therapy is the application of long recognised professional massage techniques to promote good health and enhance performance.

All human athletes that are looking for the next improvement would use massage as a tool in their training toolbox, so you should think of sports massage as another tool in your horse training arsenal.

Increased flexibility

Poor flexibility is usually caused by muscle fatigue, tightness or inflammation. Massage therapy improves flexibility through stretching techniques, designed to ensure correct alignment and rehydration of muscle fibres following a work-out. Hydrated muscles have more elasticity, and a greater ability to stretch, thus improving flexibility.

Aiding muscle recovery

Massage therapy will ensure pathways to and from muscle bodies are free of adhesions, allowing the effective expulsion of acids which cause fatigue and cramp, as well as giving access to oxygen rich blood cells to replenish depleted stores, and repair torn fibres.

 Increased muscle conditioning

By eliminating tight muscles, massage therapy removes restrictions which would hinder the recovery. Unrestricted muscles are more easily reached by nutrients, which allows them to more easily grow and adapt to their workload.

Detoxification

Used in between techniques and at the end of a massage, effleurage is the sweeping motion used to guide toxins towards the lymph nodes, where the body can easily expel them as natural waste. Removing toxins prevents cramping and fatigue, and promotes the hydration and suppleness of muscles.

Massage has many beneficial effects. We work our horses hard and they deserve the best. When we give them our best they will return the favour!

Initial Consultation

  • All clients usually have an initial consultation which takes up to 2 hours.

    The initial consultation may involve:-

    Discussing the horse’s history and any presenting problems;
    Tack assessment;
    Foot and farriery observation;
    Then a full body massage and stretching session designed around the assessment findings.

Follow-up Massage

  • Follow-up treatments last around 1 hour. They cover the whole body but the routine will be tailored to the individual horse, with more time spent on problem areas.

    As the horse becomes accustomed to the techniques used, I can work deeper into the muscles. Follow-up sessions may be remedial massage or performance enhancement.

Bespoke Packages

Mendip ESM can develop specialist packages, which may involve pre and post event massage, a “treat” massage or many other options

These include working with equine professionals to gain the maximum improvement in equine performance.

Discounts

  • Group bookings discount.

    When booking initial consultation / follow up massages for more than one horse at the same yard on the same day.

Loyalty card

  • Buy a loyalty card and pay upfront for 4 follow up massages (to be taken anytime within 12 months) for a single payment of £120 (travel may be extra). Terms and conditions apply.

Recommend

Existing clients: recommend a friend and you will receive £10 off your next session.*

*Terms: Your friend must be a new client and mention your recommendation when booking their initial session. Following this session you will then be given a £10 discount on your next massage. You may only receive one discount per visit and this cannot be used with any other discount, unless agreed in advance. This offer applies only once per recommendation but you may receive multiple discounts by recommending additional friends.

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Mendip ESM works under strict guidelines as laid down by the Association of Complementary Animal Therapies (ACAT), which ensures all it’s members are qualified to the highest possible standards, are fully insured and carry out Continuing Professional Development (CPD), to ensure they stay current.