"Behind every legend lies an impossible dream"
Superior Equine Sports Massage Therapy - Helping dreams become legends.
At Superior Equine Massage Therapy; we understand how much work goes into producing a champion. Our Massage Technicians bring over 40 years of combined experience in the equine and performance horse industry to our clients. Whether you show in the arena, ride endurance, work cattle, or race; you need your horse to perform at their best. Our goal is to help your horse feel their best so they can perform at their best. Call us today to schedule your appointment or come by and see us at a show near you.
What exactly is Equine Sports Massage Therapy?
Equine Sports Massage Therapy is the therapeutic application of hands-on massage techniques for the purpose of increasing circulation, relaxing muscle spasms, relieving tension, enhancing muscle tone, and increasing range of motion in high performance horses.
Traditionally Equine Massage has often been projected as a holistic or all natural alternative therapy. While many elements of massage are considered holistic in nature, massage therapy for the performance horse can be likened to the same treatment many human professional athletes receive in the locker room both before and after a game or big event. Coupled with the knowledge and expertise of an entire team of caregivers; the massage therapist is only one cog in the wheel to creating a champion.
Why Should Your Horse Receive a Massage?
Simply put, your horse is an athlete; regardless of what job it must perform.
But fitness is extremely difficult to achieve and maintain in today's horse show environment.
Think about it. Few, if any, human athletes feel prepared to go “full-bore” in competition without spending a large amounts of training time doing exactly what they do. Runners run, dancers dance, skiers ski, and football players receive a lot of rough contact, even in practice. Keeping the specific body parts used in competition toned and ready to handle its rigors means being able to handle intensive training, which often requires additional, specific fitness work. Often this kind of training results in soreness, tight muscles, and a general feeling of tiredness.
Its the same for your horse. Massage is an amazing way to help keep your athlete feeling good and performing to the best of his/her ability. We at Superior Equine Sports Massage Therapy strive to do our best to bring out the best in your equine athlete.
Some of the many documented benefits of massage are:
Enhances muscle tone and range of motion.
Helps to balance and maintain the whole body in better physical condition
Eases muscle spasms.
Generally improves the disposition of the animal
The horse is an amazing athlete. Because of his speed, adaptability and athleticism, he is our companion in many disciplines. His powerful muscle tissue comprises anywhere from 45% to 55% of his body mass, depending on the breed. In addition to all his physical attributes, the horse’s intelligence makes him our most treasured domesticated large animal, and he shares our passion for equine sports.
Because you rely on your equine athlete, you want him to feel good and ready for training, competition, or simple trail riding. Acupressure makes this possible by providing him with an optimal flow of energy and blood through his body. We utilize acupressure within our massage sessions to help pinpoint potential areas of tightness and enhance the overall benefit of the massage session.
Performance and Accupressure
Why Kinesiology Taping for Equine and what is Kinesiology tape?
We utilize only kinesiology therapy tape designed specifically for horses. Kinesiology tape gives support and stability to the horses’ joints and muscles, while increasing circulation and allowing for full range of motion. Depending upon its application, kinesiology tape can be can be used as either a sole or adjunctive treatment in equine therapy. It can reduce or control pain, manage swelling or edema, increase joint range of motion and muscle function, and maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the horse whether you're competing or recovering from injury.
It can also be used on riders to maintain functionality and comfort in training and assist with recovery. The inclusion of Kinesiology method in equine training programs has offered equestrian professionals the opportunity to increase the potential for successful athletic performance for both horse and rider.
We use Kinesiology Tape to:
•Decrease muscle spasms
•Reduce inflammation and associated pain
•Reduce swelling and edema
•Re-educate muscle memory
•Support ligaments, tendons and joints
•Prevent injury and speed recovery
•Help with injury rehabilitation
•Increase circulation and promote healing
•Increase equine athletic potential
Superior Equine Sports Massage Therapy is not a veterinary service and should not be considered an equivalent or substitute for regular veterinary care. Our technicians will not diagnose, offer treatment, or perform surgery on your animal. We do not offer services for humans.
Despite our name, equine massage is not all that we do. We currently offer the following services:
Equine Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
*These services only performed under the guidance and prescription of a licensed veterinarian
Prescription services may be arranged by either your own treating veterinarian or ours through Diamond J Veterinary Services of Granbury, TX. Dr. Jenn Boeche offers sports medicine, emergency, dental, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Together we work to provide your equine athlete the most complete and compassionate care possible.
We are completely mobile and all therapy is performed wherever your horse is most comfortable.
A massage session lasts approximately 1 hour and generally includes Acupressure and/or Trigger Point Therapy unless you request otherwise.
220 Adams Dr. Ste 280 #210
Weatherford TX 76086
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Saturdays By Appointment Only
Open every day at horse shows
When Performance Counts...
All of our Massage Technicians are certified and insured for the modalities they perform.
Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage
Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
Modality specialty training through:
American Institute of Medical Laser Applications
Board Certified through:
American Association of Drugless Practitioners