Cert. Equine Sports Massage and Rehabilitation Therapist (ESMT), Dip. Equine Shiatsu, fully insured, and registered with the IAAMT and ETAA
🔹 Sessions last for just over 1 hour (1.5 hours on initial assessment)
🔹 They involve a combination of Sports Massage and Shiatsu techniques (depending on what your horse needs or responds best to), stretches, an assessment including static and dynamic observations, and a written report of the session, including any beneficial exercises.
🔹 Discounts available for 3 or more horses booked in at the same property on the same day
Benefits of massage and shiatsu therapy include:
🌟 Increase range of movement
🌟 Reduces inflammation and swelling in joints, relieving pain
🌟 Enhances muscle tone
🌟 Improved posture
🌟 Promotes healing by increasing the flow of nutrients to the muscles, and carrying away excess fluids and toxins in the lymph and circulatory system
🌟 Creates a positive effect on the contract and release process of the muscles. When tension is released, the muscles relax
🌟 Assists in balancing and maintaining the body in better physical condition as it’s treated as a whole
🌟 Helps produce endorphins (natural pain killers)!
🌟 Relieving muscle soreness post exercise
🌟 Calming the nervous system and aiding in relieving stress, anxiety, and depression
🌟 Massage can also help prevent weak, atrophied muscles while a horse is on box rest
What is Shiatsu?
“Shiatsu is a form of Japanese physiotherapy which can be used to treat a wide variety of issues. The majority of the work covers soft tissue injuries and movement dysfunction, such as tight muscles and stiff joints. It is safe and suitable for most horses, both to deal with specific physical concerns, and to manage stress, mental and emotional health problems.
Equine Shiatsu is purely a manual therapy and uses finger and thumb pressure on acupuncture points along the meridians in order to free restrictions in the body which allow and maintain good health – the same points as used in Veterinary Acupuncture. This pressure along the meridians, together with assisted stretching, joint mobilisation and massage, allows the body to release pain and tension gently adjusting both posture and attitude.” – The Equine Shiatsu Association.
Megan began studying Equine Shiatsu in 2017, passing her three year diploma and becoming a qualified practitioner in August 2020. Shiatsu techniques and stretches are applied as part of the $90 Sports Massage and Rehabilitation session.
For more information on this practice, see this post here!
Covering Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Fuel charges may apply depending on your area. These can be waived if Megan is seeing enough clients in the area.
To book a session, please contact Megan to arrange a suitable time or if you have any queries:
Text: 0413123465 (Please leave your name and query and I’ll get back to you soon as possible).
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It will be required that you fill out an online booking form prior to your session (by doing this online before your session it saves time at your appointment and means more massage time for your horse)! The form will be sent to you on booking your appointment.