Massage and bodywork should not be performed on any horse that has an overt, abnormal, and undiagnosed problem. Massage should not be performed on a horse with elevated vital signs, and unexplained heat or swelling. A veterinarian should be consulted if the horse is on any medication.
Massage sessions range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Equi-tape application generally takes 30 minutes. During the first session we may evaluate gait, range of motion and conformation as well as go over any health concerns and goals. An overall palpation of the horse or biofeedback analysis will be used to identify areas of concern. When a muscle is massaged for the first time we do not intend to completely fix the issue, but instead, strive for improvement. It may take multiple sessions to see a significant change, as we do not want to over-exert the horse in a single session. Generally, it takes 3-4 sessions in a specific time frame to have a lasting effect.
Many factors influence the length of a massage, including personality, patience and body condition. Depending on the horse, you don’t need to be present following the initial session. We just ask that payment is left on the stall door. A evaluation sheet will be emailed to you following each session.
Equi-Tape generally lasts 2-7 days following application depending on activity, living condition and if it gets wet. You can peel it off once it starts coming off at the corners. Until then, it is fully functional. And YES! You can ride with Equi-Tape applied.
Tia’s service area includes but is not limited to: Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Bothell, Duvall, Sammamish, Carnation, Monroe and Snohomish. There is no farm call fee to locations within a 20 mile radius of Woodinville, WA. For any location over 25 miles of Woodinville, an additional 60 cents per mile farm fee applies.
Payment is due at time of service. A check can be left on your horse’s door if you cannot be present.
We accept cash, check and card.
A $10.00 late fee may be applied if payment is not received
A $35.00 fee will be applied if an appointment is cancelled winthin 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time.