Research

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

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S073708061100284X

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. 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0737080609005759

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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