This therapy works on the soft tissue: muscles, tendons and ligaments - and its benefits have been scientifically proven. Massage helps keep muscles healthy, builds up those that have been wasted and maintains strength and suppleness.
It’s useful following Manipulation which affects the horse’s skeletal system and in turn, the soft tissue of your horse. As it’s the muscles and nerves of the horse that produce movement of the skeleton, so it makes sense to treat the muscular structure as well as the skeletal one.
Here at Flawborough, we have seen remarkable results using both manipulation and massage simultaneously - with overall movement, comfort and ultimately the performance of the horse being greatly improved.