Anna Lesniewska – Equine Body Worker/Sports Massage
As well as being a coach, I am also an Equine Body Worker, certified by Equinology. In my work I apply sports massage including advanced techniques, stress point and trigger point therapy and stretches. I am happy to advise about follow up exercises for the horse as well as stretches. Massage is beneficial to many aspects of the horse’s well being:
- It improves circulation and stimulates the flow in the lymphatic system to aid removal of metabolic waste and increase available nutrients to the area
- Alleviates tension which often causes discomfort or pain in the muscles
- Prevents and relieves adhesions
- Improves muscle elasticity and increases range of motion
- Improves coordination
- Decreases post exercise muscle soreness
- Massage can enhance the gait and increase stamina
- It may facilitate repair of the tissue after an injury
- It reduces tactile defences, helps with relaxing and calming the horse
- Provides a sense of wellbeing and improves disposition
Sessions last up to 1.5 hours, the first session will take longer as we need to go through detailed assessment and take full medical history to ensure safe and effective treatment
Massage is a complementary therapy and it cannot replace proper veterinary care. Before any equine massage can take place, the owner must gain permission from their vet as specified by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (it states that anyone may give massage to their own horse but anyone else must have permission from owners vet before giving treatment).
For further information about the treatment of your horse at Checkendon Equestrian Centre contact 01491 680225 firstname.lastname@example.org, for treatment at your yard contact Anna Lesniewska 07908 670970, email@example.com.