Sarah Mahoney, Equine Sports Massage Therapy

Massage therapy benefits the overall well-being of the equine athlete. It releases tension and aids in mental relaxation.

Massage therapy benefits the overall well-being of the equine athlete. It releases tension and aids in mental relaxation.

How much do you listen to your horse?

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[02/06/20]   Hello! πŸ‘‹ I am looking into becoming a FEI Permitted Equine Therapist but need a FEI veterinarian reference. Do I know any FEI vets?

Massage benefits ALL horses

'Well, what if I just trail ride my horse?'

'We compete on the national or international level [insert discipline here].'

'My horse is retired and all we do is hack out around the property.'

'We're currently rehabbing an injury and my horse is on stall rest.'

ALL horses benefit from massage therapy! I get asked all the time what type of horse benefits from massage therapy - the short answer?

There are many benefits of massage for your equine partner.

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Cheers to 2020! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

Keep your horse feeling great & performing their best into the new year. Message me for more info or to schedule a session for your πŸ¦„!

The poll is a key area of tension for many horses.

It can present as:
βœ”οΈ high, restricted head carriage
βœ”οΈ tension in the jaw
βœ”οΈ head shaking while under tack
βœ”οΈ resistance to lateral flexion
βœ”οΈ heaviness on the inside/bracing against inside aids
βœ”οΈ teeth grinding during lateral flexion
βœ”οΈ pain & sensitivity in the poll area

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Not sure what to get the equestrian in your life?! Get the gift that gives back to their beloved horse - an equine sports massage therapy session!!

Contact me for details!

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So much to be thankful for when working with these amazing creatures!

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These are very important stretches to be doing before and after your rides.

Don't push your horse too far before but you want to start warming up their muscles even before you mount.

After the ride, and after a nice cooldown walk, you can push your horse a little further into each stretch

I often ask owners to continue with carrot stretches with their horses after treatment... and occasionally ask dog owners to do the same! :-)
The image below shows some good stretches, these stretches are great to help to horse become supple. Just remember only to ask your horse to stretch after work or after being in the field, this helps to ensure the muscles are warm and elastic..... Noticing a difference between stretches to the left compared to the right? (or vice versa!) Unevenness can be addressed with treatment, book a session to help balance your horse!

Oran got a well-deserved massage after working hard at the Michael Poulin clinic with owner Melissa hosted by Wellington Farm.

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From mental, cardiovascular & respiratory to the endocrine, digestive & lymphatic systems (and more!) there are MANY benefits of massage therapy on the 🐴!
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Happy 2019!! πŸŽ‰
Excited to see what this year has in store for me and my clients!

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Here are ALL of the acupressure points of a horse. During sports massage sessions I work from poll to tail to locate and treat reactive points which can release tension, aid in mental relaxation, aid in the recovery of injury, and increase flexibility and range of motion.

If you're interested in scheduling a session in January contact me as dates are quickly filling up!
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Need a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite equestrian? An equine sports massage gift certificate is the perfect gift!

Message me for details!

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What is your 🐴 trying to tell you??

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πŸŽ…πŸŒ²Holiday Deal for local Coastal Virginia clients! πŸŒ²πŸŽ…

Book one session, get one 50% OFF!

Offer valid until December 23, 2018. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Contact me for more info or to schedule!
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Help your horse feel its best during training before the winter show circuits begin!

Contact me to schedule a session.

Multi-horse and barn discounts available.

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Whether you use your horse for pleasure or performance, massage benefits their overall well-being.

Contact me to get your horse scheduled for a session.

[email protected]

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During sessions, horses show their appreciation, acceptance and another signs of relaxation such as:
πŸ’₯ licking
πŸ’₯ chewing
πŸ’₯ yawning
πŸ’₯ sighing
πŸ’₯ leaning into the pressure
πŸ’₯ shifting weight
πŸ’₯ passing gas
πŸ’₯ droopy lips
πŸ’₯ lowering of the head & neck

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WOAH! This Cyber monday deal is AHH-MAZING!

Buy 2 sessions get one FREE!

*Local Coastal Virginia clients only. Not valid with any other offers.

Not sure what to get the equestrian in your life?! Get the gift that gives back to their beloved horse - an equine sports massage therapy session!!

Contact me for details!

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Book 2 sessions and get one HALF OFF!

Sessions must be scheduled and pre-paid on Friday, Nov. 23. Coastal Virginia clients only. Not valid on purchases of gift certificates and cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Horses are masters at disguising pain and discomfort. If an area is sore, they move differently to compensate. Often by the time we notice something is wrong they have been masking it and adapting their movement and posture for quite a while.

Scheduling massage sessions for November and December!

Contact me for more info -- discounts start with 3+ horses scheduled at one location on the same day.

[email protected]

Veterinary Medicine - Videos

An interesting look at muscle movement of a horse in motion.

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Musculoskeletal system of the horse.

Julian Butler built the model and setup the simulation layers for Weta Digital's horse asset. This involved utilizing many different data resources including mocap acquisition, X-ray, CT-Scan and photography to build a working skeletal and muscle model structure with Weta Digital's proprietary FEM solving platform known as Tissue.

Weta Digital, New Zealand

Showing at the VHSA Associate Finals? Massage is an excellent way to support your horse during while away at a show; it relaxes both mind and body to relieve stress and tension.

Contact me to schedule!
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If I've worked with your horse, please kindly take a few minutes to write a review about your experience with me and how your horse benefitted.

Thank youπŸ’™

I will be at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington for the VHSA Associate Finals Nov. 7-11.

Let me know if you're interested in a session for your 🐴

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Massage therapy benefits the overall well-being of your horse. It releases tension and aids in mental relaxation among a myriad of other benefits.

I'll be at Indian Point Farm in Suffolk this Sunday. If you're in the area and want to be added to the schedule, send me a message or email at [email protected].

Is your horse:
β€’ resistant to move forward?
β€’ reactive to pressure in certain areas?
β€’ showing a shortened stride?
β€’ hollowing their back?
β€’ heavy on the forehand & not engaging their hindquarters?

You can't out train pain! If your horse is in pain there are many modalities such as massage therapy that can help alleviate a number of issues.

*massage therapy is not a substitute for routine veterinary care*

Offering discounts to local Coastal Virginia clients. Schedule 3 or more horses at the same barn and receive a discounted session! πŸ΄πŸ’™
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[10/01/18]   Would you prefer a weekend or weekday session for an equine sports massage for your 🐴?

Sessions range from 45mins-1hr and cover the horse's entire body - poll to tail - where I focus on reactive areas in the muscle structure and treat & release with a combination of acupressure and massage strokes.

Sounds about right!
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The decision making skills of horse people... 😜

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I'm headed back to Middleburg on September 30th!

Interested in having your 🐴 worked on? Message me for session and scheduling info!

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πŸ’™ my new shirt from Two Socks Designs! Thanks Sydney - I can't wait to rock it at client sessions!

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Had a great day in the Manassas/Middleburg area today at 6 new client sessions! The day ended at Winterfell Farm and this cutie Kayson! Looking forward to many more visits to the area!

πŸ”Š Attention Middleburg // Manassas πŸ”Š

I have a few afternoon sessions available on Saturday, September 8. Message me for details!

Life is busy, but with convenient night and weekend sessions available it's easy to help keep your horse happy and healthy.

Message me to schedule.


Discounted session pricing starts at 3+ horses at the same barn.

Message me to schedule!

*local Coastal Virginia/NE NC clients only

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More info to come on an upcoming trip to the Manassas/Middleburg Virginia area Sept 7-8.

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BIG thank you to Indian Point Farm & Sea Horse Run for the hospitality and allowing me to work with your amazing equine partners.

Pictured is Odin, an OTTB learning the ropes of eventing with owner Carrie. Today was his 2nd session with me and I could already feel improvements! He more easily relaxed into the massage and his sore spots had decreased both in area and intensity. New reactive areas presented that were attributed to training and Odin learning to properly use himself under saddle.

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