Maisie Wake

Equine Therapist 

Equine Massage Therapy

I offer sports massage, remedial massage, and relaxation massage. 

For those who regularly compete, sports massage will really bring out the best in your horse. Here are some of the results of a good sports massage treatment:

  • Enhanced muscle tone, flexibility, strength and power.
  • Immediate relief to the superficial muscles, tendons and ligaments. 
  • Improved working ability, performance and stamina. 
  • Injury prevention

Particularly beneficial for these clients are my pre and post competition massage treatments, using warm up and cool down routines to ensure that the horse competes at their highest level.

The benefits of equine massage therapy are as vast and varied as the malfunctions it treats. In the case of remedial massage, treatments complement veterinary care. The best results in these cases are when I can work alongside your vet. 

Just some of the physical benefits are as follows: 

  • Improved posture, circulation, muscle tone, and coat condition
  • Pain relief
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved range of movement and flexibility

The use of relaxation massage has been noted as an effective stress relieving therapy. Healing equine massage techniques and routines are particularly useful in treating the emotional needs of the horse, actively working to address and re-balance psychological issues. 

This can also be effectively used alongside behavioural training to create positive associations with handling for the touch-shy horse.

Equine massage therapy is beneficial to any age or discipline, whether your horse is competing, is a happy hacker, or is retired and simply needs a relaxing pamper session.
You are likely to see more benefit through a course of treatments so it often works well to book a block of treatments. 
To work within my duty of care to both yourself and your horse veterinary permission is required. This is working in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. 

If I believe that the horse is in need of veterinary examination or examination from another equine professional, I will not proceed with the treatment and will ask you to seek further advice from the relevant professional.