Equine Massage Therapy

Using the best of human massage techniques developed to help your horse better prepare and recover from training

What equine massage therapy can do for your horse

Tight, stiff, sore. Whether your horse is a high-performance athlete or a family trail horse, his muscles can start to feel the strain from his normal workload – leading to discomfort and sometimes irritability.

But, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Massage performed by a certified and trained professional has been shown to be effective in…

  • Reducing muscle stiffness and spasms by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow to affected areas
  • Improving the elasticity and flexibility of muscles by breaking down scar tissue
  • Decreasing pain through the release of endorphins
  • Relaxing the horse by creating a sedating effect on the nervous system
So your horse can move with less tension, giving him a much better chance of sidestepping an injury and additional wear and tear on his body.
Brooke massaging a white horse

What happy clients have to say about massage therapy for their horses

“My horse was really stiff and had no flexibility in her hind end. As someone who barrel races, I needed a solution fast. Brooke’s connection with my horses was something I had never witnessed before. Within minutes, she clearly laid out a plan that met my goals and made me feel comfortable. We determined that massage, coupled with FES, would get us moving in the right direction. My horse was already showing progress after one session, and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Brooke.”
Noah Falconer, NF Performance Horses, Hinckley, Minnesota
“Brooke has been amazing to work with for both of my mares. With my older mare, Brooke was able to recognize areas of weakness that needed strengthening. She gave me exercises to do and also made sure to work out any stiffness and tightness an older horse might have.

My young horse has been tight in her shoulders, and Brooke has really gotten her to loosen up so she can really reach and pull with her front end. Brook has immensely made a difference in both of my horses’ performances!”

Chelsea Jacobson, Andover, MN

When is massage the best therapy option for your horse?

Choose massage when your horse could benefit from …

A regular maintenance program:

You’re training hard. Having a professional put hands on your horse regularly provides a good baseline and comparison from month to month. Plus, regular appointments help to maintain your horse’s flexibility, decrease muscle spasm, and reduce the risk injury.

Pain relief:

Muscle tightness can cause pain. Keeping muscles relaxed with massage helps to counteract that tightness so your horse stays more comfortable.

A non-invasive rehabilitation tool:

Frequently, horses during rehabilitation get very tight with a build up of scar tissue. If they are on stall rest, they run the risk of their legs stocking up. Massage works well for breaking up scar tissue, making sure the muscles work correctly without compensating, and promoting blood flow to the legs.

Mental and physical relaxation:

Whether you’re taking your horse to shows or training at home, he can become stressed and less willing to work. Relaxed muscles and reduced pain is a recipe for a calm horse. Which means he’ll have a better chance of performing at his best and you having more fun on his back.

Here’s what you can expect

Massage sessions last between 45-60 minutes

$150 per session for horses in MN and WI ($175 per session out of state, travel fees apply)

Massage therapy is not a substitute for routine or injury related veterinary care. Always consult with your veterinarian before seeking complementary therapy options for your horse.

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Ready to improve your horse’s muscle stiffness and wellbeing?

Let’s talk about how I can help your horse.