Benefits of Massage/Bodywork

  • Improves quality of tissue repair

  • Helps muscles to perform better

  • Relieves tension and muscle spasms

  • Helps soothe sore muscles to prevent injury

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Boosts immune system

  • Helps with metabolism

  • Removes toxins (allows horse to drink more water)

  • Helps reduce scar tissue

  • Assists in maintaining body’s physical condition and balance

  • Releases endorphins as result of increase circulation. Endorphins is body’s natural pain killer. Will help with injury/rehab

  • Increasing blood flow/circulation aka: hyperemia

  • Affects 3 fluid systems: Lymphatic, Arterial, Venous

  • Promotes rapid healing: mentally, physically, and emotionally

  • Reduces risk of injury and re-injury

  • Nourishes muscles and keeps them supple

  • Enhances muscle tone, prevents and reduces atrophy

  • Helps with chronic conditions ex: Navicular and laminitis

  • Improves performance and attitude

  • Trust building and bonding

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Our world has enough problems. Use your gift. Use the gift that our horses have given us. It is the gift of compassion, of harmonizing through our differences, of creating positivity, of partnership over dominance, of leading through following, of communicating by understanding, of being open within boundaries.

-Karen Rolf, Dressage Naturally