Meg Marriner, ESMT was certified through Equissage and is available to travel throughout New Jersey, Delaware, and south east Pennsylvania. Her experience with horses includes a range of disciplines especially Endurance and Dressage. Her massage work has yielded positive results on several different types of horses, from an ouchy OTTB to an arthritic Belgian. Sports Massage has become a widely accepted method of treatment for many equine ailments and also as a way to keep athletes in regular work in top condition. She is available for regular barn calls, shows, and Endurance rides.
Rates $60 per session 10% discount for multiple horses 15% discount for SWF boarders *Additional travel expenses apply for distances greater than 25 miles from Quinton, NJ.
FAQ How can massage help my horse? Massage has been shown to improve muscle tone and increase range of motion. It also increases blood flow (nutrients) , which can greatly aid in the healing process. These benefits are also integral for preventing injury.
How long will the session take? Depending on how sore the horse is, one session typically takes between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Where will my horse receive his massage? If he's at home, his stall is ideal. A massage is easiest and most effective if the horse is relaxed and able to focus. If we're at an event, then somewhere relatively quiet and out of the flow of traffic.
How many maintenance massages should my horse receive? That depends on his level of work. If he's competing regularly and working hard, then he may benefit most from weekly or bi-weekly massages. If he's only working lightly, then he may do best with getting massaged as needed. Every horse is different and their needs must be assessed on an individual basis.
How soon after a massage can I ride my horse? He can be ridden right away. You'll probably notice that he'll begin the ride more limber and warmed up since massage is a great way to increase circulation and range of motion.
How soon after an Endurance ride can my horse receive a massage? Directly after the event, a massage can be administered with light pressure to reduce swelling and muscle fatigue. A normal massage can be administered at least 24 hours after the event. This applies to other extremely strenuous activities, like the cross country phase of Eventing.