Equine massage increases performance by decreasing muscle tension and spasm, allowing the muscle/tendon unit to function at it's full range of motion.
Healthy and elastic muscles are less prone to injury, and recover faster after performance.
Utilizing massage therapy in addition as part of your horse’s maintenance program can prevent injuries by identifying underlying issues before they impact performance.
Massage can increase the benefits of your horse's chiropractic treatment, and compliment your training.
Increase range of motion
Decrease tension and flight response
Support health of soft tissue during training
It is important that we all stay safe during this time. I will arrive wearing a mask, and request that whomever is holding the horse wears one as well. If you are feeling unwell, please let me know, I am happy to reschedule your appointment.
Horses have always been an integral part of Tracey's life. They were her outlet and comfort during her early years working as a paramedic.
In 2015 she decided to hang up her paramedics uniform, and return to college full time to pursue a career in massage therapy. During that time she became certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy, and began her case studies for equine massage and rehabilitation. In 2018 she graduated from Georgian College with an Advanced Diploma (honours) in Massage Therapy, and in early 2019 became registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO)
Tracey has completed Equitape’s practitioner course, and utilizes her experience with athletic taping in her human practise, and applies the modality to support her treatments.
As rider, competitor and owner, Tracey understands the demands on our equine partners. She knows first hand what it means when a horse feels "off". She appreciates the long and careful road that needs to be travelled to rehabilitate injures and strives to educate her clients about importance of careful training and maintenance to prevent injuries.
Tracey has had the privilege of working with many different trainers over the years including western pleasure, dressage, show jumping, hunters and eventing. She draws from her experience to ensure every horse is carefully assessed and treated thoroughly to make certain they can perform at their optimum level.
PEMF therapy is extremely beneficial for horses.
PEMF therapy applies an electromagnetic field to alter the cell membrane to increase its ability to exchange nutrients and cellular waste products. This action is like a battery charger for your cells, and it can help your body heal naturally. PEMF has been shown to significantly increase circulation, which is a known factor in improving overall health.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES IT TREAT?
A lot of research is still being conducted on Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and its effects on various aches, pains, and conditions.
PEMF IS INCLUDED IN EVERY EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION
Increased range of motion
Decreased muscle tension
Supportive in healing tendons and ligaments
Sedative and relaxing to anxious horses
Assists in healing hoof
Assists wound healing and post-surgical recovery
EQUINE INITIAL TREATMENT
During your horse's first treatment, Tracey will take a detailed health history on your horse. She will ask to see the horse move (in hand or on lunge) to complete a gait analysis. This is usually done without tack, however if there is lameness that is only apparent under saddle, she may ask for the horse to be ridden.
Following the gait analysis, a posture analysis will be completed, to assess how the horse stands at rest. A full body treatment will be performed, focusing on areas of increased tension noted on palpation, or during gait / posture analysis. Tracey will use a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, stretching, acupressure point therapy, trigger point and hydrotherapy and PEMF therapy
At the conclusion of the session, Tracey will recommend remedial exercises for your horse, to complement the therapy, and accelerate his healing.
Treatment notes can be provided.
EQUINE RECURRING TREATMENT
Full body, or focused massage treatment, including PEMF, according to your horses's treatment plan. Tracey will review your remedial exercise program with you to ensure recovery/maintenance is meeting your therapeutic goals.
Treatment notes can be provided.
Monday - Friday
9am - 8pm