What to Expect: Equine Bodywork

The session

Your horse’s bodywork session will include any or all of the following modalities:

  • Swedish and deep tissue massage
  • myofascial release
  • Gua Sha
  • craniosacral therapy
  • kinesiology taping of 1 area
  • any stretches that are needed


At the beginning of each session, we will go over your horse’s health and history. I will observe your horse’s posture and then watch your horse move at the walk and trot on a circle in both directions. If you’re experiencing problems under-saddle, I need you to show me that as well. This helps me determine where your horse is experiencing restriction.

I need to know as much as possible about your horse to formulate a treatment plan. This includes:

  • past & present training and the tack used
  • past & present activities
  • past & present injuries
  • past & present emotional or psychological trauma 

*The first session will last anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours.
*Follow-up sessions are determined by your horse’s needs and may not take as long.

Preparing for the session

  • Please have your horse ready for the session when I arrive.
    • If grooming is required, a $20 grooming fee will be added to the session charges.
  • A shaded location where I can work is required for daytime sessions during the summer.
  • A lighted space is appreciated for sessions that may run past sunset.

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