Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy means making changes in the muscles to achieve proper function in the client. It's a form of sports massage that focuses on the massage techniques, as well as other physical therapies and exercises and can further improve the horse's function and ability to perform at an optimal level regardless of discipline. We don't just do massages. We offer shiatsu, myo-fascial release, TMJ release massages, exercises you can do at home with your equine and even aromatherapy when we find appropriate.
TMJ is the Temporomandibular joint. This joint is where the lower jaw or mandible connects with the upper jaw or maxilla through the temporal bone of the skull. It's what you see move as an equine eats, towards the top of the head. Dysfunctions in this joint can cause a number of issues, even if an equine is not used for riding or driving.
Yes. I own a mammoth jenny that I massage regularly and appreciates not only the extra love and attention but the muscle release she gets from it as well.
Equine massage benefits in many different ways, including increase in blood flow and circulation. This leads to quicker healing, a more relaxed equine, and better flexibility among other benefits.
Yes, for recreational maintenance. If you are seeking massage in response to an injury or health concern a veterinary referral is needed.
No. I work with a team of dentist, chiropractors, farriers, and veterinarians to help keep your equines happy and healthy.
*As always if you have any questions about any aspect of Equine Myo-Manipulative Therapy feel free to ask by shooting us an email!*