Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Need to Know
What methods do you use?
I provide soft tissue work using the following techniques:
~BEMER Bio Electro Magnetic Energy Regulation (PEMF blanket)
~The Masterson Method techniques (NOT certified)
~Deep Fascia Release with:
->Equirelease Fascia Massage Gun
->Gua Sha stones
~Scar tissue reduction
~Limb swelling reduction
->Ice Vibe boots
How long is a session?
~Session times vary!! They are approximately 60 minutes but it is ultimately up to the client.... THE HORSE! And more often than not I run 75 minutes/session. The horse will let me know which areas they need work on and when they have had enough. First visits will run longer as I get to know your horse. But subsequent visits will be more efficient.
PLEASE NOTE: sessions are not a whole body massage. The horse has many main areas of focus that need to be addressed on both sides, plus initial palpitation and stretches. My goal is to address the most pressing area of concern on that day and balance it with the most benefit to the horse to help them feel their best. As I work with your horse, I will become more aware of the area(s) they need worked and can devise a treatment plan for going forward.
Do you diagnose?
NO!! I am in no way a replacement for proper veterinary care. If you are concerned about an illness or injury, please contact your vet first. I provide relief and support to your horse, focusing on their musculature system. This is soft tissue work.
Horse care is a team effort, with you as their owner being their number one advocate - you know your horse best!! Also included in your horse's team is; your coach/trainer, vet, farrier, barn staff and any other professionals that you wish to include in your horse's overall wellness (Chiropractor, dietician, saddle fitter...).
What types of horses do you work with?
All types! Every horse can enjoy the benefit of massage.
Should I be present for my horse's massage?
You are very welcome to be nearby. If you are unable to be there for the appointment time, as long as the horse is made available to me, I can work on them.
I will give you a report after every session (so if you are not there you will have something to review). These reports are a great reference for your vet, chiropractor, coach etc. And you can reach out to me at any time with any questions.
How often should my horse get a massage?
If they are:
~Top level competitive:
~Moderate work (3-5 days/week):
~Retired or pleasure use:
~If they are injured or rehabbing:
->As per vet reccommendations
How much is a session?
$79/ massage session (Kinesiology taping included)
**** SPECIAL **** BEMER + Massage $99
~I will travel outside of the greater Ottawa area. A travel fee will be applied based on distance that can be split with other people who have booked for the same day at the same barn.