Fees: Equine Sports Massage - £50 per horse to include assessment, massage, low level laser, SCENAR and Physiopod use where appropriate.
Zoopharmacognosy session - £60 + the value of any products used over the value of £15.
Appointment length: Equine Sports Massage Initial consultation - takes around 1 1/2 hours. Follow up visits - takes 45 mins to 1 1/2 hours.
Zoopharmacognosy - it is impossible to predict the length of a ZPC consultation. The horse decides when the session ends and it may last anything from 1 1/2 hours to an entire morning or afternoon. Please call to discuss further.
Low Level Laser Therapy, Red Light/Photonic Torch and Physiopod treatments also available - either as stand alone or incorporated with manual massage. Please call to discuss rates.
*Gift vouchers available.*
Travel: Travel may be charged for distances over 15 miles from Heathfield, East Sussex.
Payment: Cash, cheque or BACS payment accepted - to be made on day of visit please.
Appointment details - requirements to enable a successful visit Please ensure your horse is clean and dry for the appointment. This is not me being fussy - it is almost impossible to give an effective massage to a horse who is wet or dirty and my equipment - laser and Physiopod - may not be used on a wet coat. Shelter - a stable or field shelter - will be necessary if it is raining or during mid-summer sunshine.
Riding after a massage session If you plan on riding your horse on the day of my visit, it is usually best to do so before the massage. Avoid riding immediately after massage as the horse's muscles may be in a vulnerable condition immediately afterwards. I usually advise gentle work the day following massage but this is dependent on findings on the day. In the case of pre-competition massage this does not apply as the massage will be tailored to needs.
Turn out is always a good idea after massage unless your horse is on box rest due to injury.
"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire." ~Sharon Ralls Lemon
Elaine Mariani Equine Sports Massage Therapist Applied Zoopharmacognosy Practitioner - Equine Covering East and West Sussex, parts of Surrey and Kent Tel: 07815 310568