Below are some of the most common questions I encounter, however if you wish to speak to me in person, please don’t hesitate to call directly 07591 086 039.
How long is a massage session?
The first appointment lasts about 90 min and includes an interview about your horse. Following sessions are usually between 60-75 minutes. Each session consists of initial evaluation of your horse (including walk and trot presentation), proper treatment and aftercare advice. Longer time is needed for magneto-therapy.
Will I require anything before my appointment?
When booking your first appointment I will discuss everything required. We'll chat about the information I need prior to visit your horse. During a massage session your horse should wear a head-collar with a lead rope attached, which may be later removed.
Why my horse needs to rest after the session?
Some techniques like myofiacial release are deep reaching. They can trigger major energy releases and
changes, resulting in temporary feelings from tiredness to stimulation. These reactions are usually considered a good sign, showing that the body is going through the healing process. That is why you are usually asked to allow your animal plenty of rest after the session.
What happens in extreme weather?
In the event of extreme heat I do not recommend massage. The manipulation of muscles can deplete them of water and may increase dehydration effect. An early morning session maybe possible, however this decision would need to be taken on a day to day basis. Rain, wind or snow are all fine as long as any roof or shelter is available. Extreme cold would be manageable in indoor stables but not advised outside.
What if I need to cancel?
I ask for a minimum of 24 hour’s notice prior to any cancellations.
Are you fully insured?
Yes, I am fully insured with a company called Balens.