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Massage Therapy

Massage is one of the oldest and simplest forms of physical care. It involves stroking and kneading of the body’s soft tissues (skin and muscles) using varying degrees of pressure.

The most common massage techniques include effleurage, a light, firm and gentle stroking; petrissage, firm kneading and rolling of the tissues; frottage, (friction), deep direct pressure to release muscle tension; tapotement, hacking, tapping and clapping over the muscles and fleshy parts of the body. Sports massage is the therapeutic application of a variety of massage techniques, and is normally complemented by the use of stretching exercises.

Benefits of massage include:

  • Improved circulation - this helps dispel toxins, cleans pores and stimulates glands. Also allows the muscle to function more effectively during exercise and delays the onset of muscle fatigue
  • Relief from joint pain and muscle tension
  • Relaxation
  • Improved muscle quality, leading to improved performance
  • Reduced pain after injury, and relief of other muscles which are put under increased strain because of such injuries
  • Reduced stiffness or sensitivity to being touched
  • Increased range of motion, leading to greater stride length and more “reach” over jumps
  • Improved stamina
  • Improved gait quality
  • Very effective for prevention of injury or rehabilitation

For more information on equine and canine sports massage, visit www.equinenergy.com.

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