Equine Massage

I travel throughout Southern Ontario for equine massage appointments, with two main service areas centring around:

Guelph & the GTA (including Ancaster, Milton, Erin, Hillsburgh, Rockwood, Burlington, and Caledon area).

Peterborough & the Kawarthas (including Uxbridge, Port Perry, Buckhorn, Bancroft, Bobcaygeon, Haliburton).

Seminars, presentations and workshops

  • Functional anatomy
  • Stretching
  • The dynamic body: Promoting positive changes in your horse
  • Introduction to equine massage

Please call or email to discuss your needs and interests.


Equine massage services FAQ:

How long is a massage session?

A typical equine massage session lasts approximately an hour, with additional time for discussion before and after. Extra time is taken on the first appointment to obtain a thorough ‘case history’, discuss the goals of the treatment, and assess the horse. After the massage, I will discuss my findings and provide homecare instructions, such as stretches or particular exercises that address the areas of concern.

Is it OK to ride before/after my horse is massaged?

Riding before is fine so long as the horse is completely cooled out and dry in time for their massage. A light ride after an equine massage session can be beneficial in allowing both horse and rider an opportunity to feel any changes associated with the massage work, though I do not recommend a strenuous workout that is going to be overly taxing for the horse. That being said, for some horses a massage session can represent important down time, and it may be preferable to allow them time afterwards to enjoy the comfort and relaxation that a massage can provide.

How often should I have my horse massaged?

Each horse and situation is unique. The ideal frequency of treatments will be influenced by a number of factors including the goals of the treatment, the horse’s condition, work schedule, response to treatment and your budget. Massage does work best when used on an ongoing basis – depending on the situation that could mean anywhere from once a month to every two weeks to every two months. Many people will shorten the time between massage sessions as their horse’s competitive schedule or training intensifies, leaving a longer time between appointments during the winter or off months.

How much does it cost?

My rates reflect a desire to keep my services accessible to your average horse owner. Discounts apply for two or more horses at the same location and multiple-session packages. Please contact me for specific pricing details.

If you have any questions about my services or about equine massage therapy in general please do not hesitate to ask!

Related reading:

 How to get the most out of your equine massage session