Tracy is a qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and is a full and insured member of Equine Therapies Association of Australia.
Massage has been a therapeutic modality widely used in human athletes since early civilization, and is a method of maintaining and recovering muscle and soft tissue integrity. Tracy uses a mixture of modalities including hands on myofunctional therapy, red light/phototonic therapy, circulatory vibrational therapy (Equissage), stretches and kinesio taping to
The horse as an athlete is expected to perform at many different levels under many different circumstances. Whether it is a high level competitor or a trail rider, the horse must perform movements it was not evolved to do. Massaging our equine athletes will help to reduce pain, and restore normal muscle activity. As horses are unable to vocalise their discomforts the investigation of their body and muscles regularly can assist in early detection of changes in muscle tension, temperature, texture and tenderness. This early detection can aid early treatment of physiological issues and prevention of an escalating problem. Not only does this create a happier and healthier equine partner, but a safer one as well.
Massage as a regular treatment to the equine athlete, has a very valuable and practical role in the care and training, and help to improve their performance and longevity.
There are many benefits of massage include:
- Eliminate toxins, by enhancing
- Enhance Performance
- Enhance muscle tone and
lengthening of muscle fibres
- Increase Circulation
- Increase Flexibility, Gait
quality and range of motion
- Increase Healing of Injury
- Improve balance and posture
- Improve Disposition
- Reduce possibility of injury
- Relieves muscle spasms, knots and