Arbutus Equine Massage Therapy
Certified Equine Massage practitioner serving South Vancouver Island
Massage therapy has been used to treat injury and illness for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence of massage has been found in found in many ancient civilizations including China, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia. So you could say the practice of massage therapy has a long and venerable history of healing! Equine massage gained popularity in the early 1990s and has gained recognition as a holistic form of equine therapy to complement regular veterninary/farrier care.
Horses are some of the world’s largest elite athletes, and share similar anatomical characteristics to humans. The bones, muscles, musculotendinous attachments and locomotion all work in much the same manner. So it makes sense that if we feel general aches and pains after rigorous physical activity, then horses likely do as well. If you consider that horses are required to carry the additional weight of a saddle and rider, and are asked to perform powerful or explosive movements in high stress situations, then it shouldn’t come as a surprise that equine athletes have many problems and injuries that can be eased with therapeutic equine massage.
43-1287 Verdier Ave
Brentwood Bay, BC