Equine Sports Massage
Sports massage when given pre-competition can give greater flexibility and improve the range of motion and induce relaxation of tension in the muscles. Strength and flexibility have shown to improve through massage helping to decrease potential injury risk. Pre-competition massage has shown to improve performance when incorporated with a warm up routine. Post competition massage can reduce muscle soreness and fatigue; it can also reduce the recovery time.
Equine sports massage along with stretching can also improve the stride length of horses which leads to enhanced performance in all equine disciplines.