Equine bodywork improves your horse's physical, mental and emotional capacity to do her job. For more information about how a massage practitioner aids you in supporting your horse's optimal health, read this brochure (6.4M pdf).  

Bodies are complex and dynamic systems that absorb stresses every day.  Once your horse's body has released the blockages and tension from a specific trauma, it is good maintenance to have a treatment regularly (for example, once/month) to remain in balance and prevent future injury.

Generally, a massage treatment will last approximately an hour to an hour and a half (longer or shorter, depending how well the horse is engaged in the session). There are three general components of a massage session:

  1. Consultation/Assessment-- At the beginning of the session, Liw will talk with you about the health and history of the horse as well as observing how your horse is moving, from the front and rear, and multiple gaits, as appropriate.
  2. Hands-on-- The second major component will consist of the hands-on treatment. Liw will include your horse's movement and attention to work with your horse to treat the areas which are impacting your horse's movement and address blockages.
  3. Reassessment-- At the conclusion of the session, Liw will check-out the releases achieved through the massage and evaluate her recommendations for after-care and follow-up treatments.

The massage is best performed in a setting which is comfortable and has minimal distractions, for the horse. While grooming can have a gentle, relaxation effect on the horse, it is best if the horse is reasonably groomed prior to the start of the session, so as to not take time from the massage.

Note:Finding Quiet Equine provides performance-enhancing treatments to complement regular veterinary care for your horse. Always consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment of injuries and health-related issues.

My practice is located in the southern Ontario horse country in/around Georgian Triangle (Simcoe, Grey and Duffering counties) area. I am also frequently in Waterloo and Wellington counties, so am able to schedule barn days in that region, too.

Making an appointment-- The first step is to contact me to arrange to meet and work on your horse.