Services & Pricing 

I am qualified in Sports Massage and Reiki for both horses and people.  
In a Reiki treatment I can treat both you and your horse together for an especially bonding experience. 

What is Equine Massage? 

Equine sports massage therapy is a therapeutic application of hands on massage techniques for the purpose of increasing circulation, relaxing muscle spasms, relieving tension, enhancing muscle tone and increasing motion in high performance horses. 

Why do we use Massage Therapy on Horses? 

1. To prevent – prevention is always better than a cure, equine massage therapy is to maintain and balance the musculoskeletal system, optimising the body to allow itself to heal naturally. Some horse owners may want to have annual or 6 monthly check-ups as a preventative measure. Others may have more regular sessions, professional horse athletes may have weekly sessions, more if they are competing. 
2. To Rehabilitate – equine massage therapy aids recovery, reduces swelling and fluid within the soft tissues. Massage optimises the conditions in the body to heal itself. Massage therapy aids all the horses' systems to work together more efficiently and effectively, which creates a happier, healthier horse with improved performance. 
3. To identify – equine massage therapy can help to identify and pinpoint the problem areas and the compensating areas that are affected by the root of the problem. Not all vets can spend an hour or more diagnosing your horse, so an equine massage therapist can help the vet immensely by finding the issue and then agreeing a treatment plan with your vet. 

The benefits of Equine Massage are: 

Pain relief 
Injury prevention 
Stress relief 
Increased flexibility & freedom of movement 
Increased/improved circulation 
Improved muscle tone 
Improved posture 
Improved immune system support 
The best time for your horse to have a treatment is when they are showing signs that something is not right and their behaviour is different to their norm or that they are competing. 

Some changes may include: 

Box rest 
Equine athlete (I.e., show jumping, eventing, racing) 
Bucking 
Arthritis 
Breeding stallions and brood mares 
Bolting 
Skin sensitivity 
Undesirable ridden activity (not going forward, refusing fences) 
Stereotypes (head tossing, stable boredom, box walking) 
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) 

What is Reiki? 

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “universal Life” and (Ki) which means “energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion, it is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.  
 
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki practitioners understand that everyone can connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and others. It is believed that a person's “Ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person's body and mind is in a positive state of health. When energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help to support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels, physical, mental and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilised for one’s personal well-being. 

History of Reiki 

Reiki is believed to have been associated with Mikao Usui who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grand masters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, the Usui system of natural healing is still the form most widely practiced. Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students. 

What can Reiki do for your horse? 

Most horses respond very well to Reiki – from the competition to the retired horse, the happy hackers, the traumatised and grief-stricken horse through the end of life. It can help in many ways – both emotionally and physically. Particularly as emotional distress and illness can often manifest as physical symptoms. 

Reiki is excellent for calming and relaxing your horse and is beneficial for: 

Easing anxiety and stress 
Nervousness and spookiness 
Separation anxiety 
Losing a loved companion 
Leaving behind past trauma 
Helping the natural healing process 
Preparing for their own passing 
Improving your riding experience and relationship with your horse. 

It can also help to provide relief and healing from physical conditions such as: 

1. Colic | 2. Arthritis | 3. Lameness | 4. Windsucking | 5. Loss of appetite | 6. Laminitis and sweet itch | 7. Recovering from an injury or surgery 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reiki is non-invasive and uses no pressure or manipulation. It is an holistic therapy treating the cause of the problem and not just the presenting condition. It heals horses on many levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is suitable for all equines and works safely alongside veterinary medicine. 
During either Massage or Reiki, it is important that as a Practitioner to take notice of how your horse is responding to their treatment and they will show signs of release in different ways which will include: 
 
Licking & chewing 
Looking “sleepy” 
Shifting their weight from one leg to another 
Yawning 
Softening of the eyes 
Twitching of the lips 
Passing more wind 
Rumbling sounds in the gut. 

Prices 

Equine Reiki £45 - duration 1 hour 
 
Equine Sports Massage first appointment £70 - duration 2 hours, subsequent treatments £45.00 
This includes travel costs of up to a 10 mile radius of HULL anything above that will be an extra 40p per mile. 
Human Reiki £35 - duration 1 hour 
 
Human Sports massage from £25 per 30 mins 
These can be done in my treatment room in Hull or a suitable place at your location. 
Horse/Rider package £60 - duration 1 hour 30 mins 
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