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Benefits of equine sports massage therapy has been shown to include;

  • Increased circulation

  • delay onset of muscle fatigue/tension post exercise

  • improved stride length

  • relaxation

  • stress relief

  • pain relief

  • increased body temperature

  • preventing muscle atrophy

  • maintaining muscle suppleness

These benefits can help a variety of horses including horses on box rest, equine athletes and horses undergoing injury rehabilitation. 

Take a look at some current academic research on ESMT

This journal  looks at the effects of Equine Sports Massage Therapy on the body temperature of the horse and blood circulation, which subsequently helps with healing after injuries.

Here is an example of a comprehensive review of the benefits and possible side effects of Equine Sports Massage Therapy in areas such as stress relief, pain relief and post-exercise injury recovery.  

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