Equine sports massage uses various palpation and massage techniques to increase the circulation, relieve muscle spasm and tension, whilst enhancing muscle tone.
Similar to human sports massage, it is more vigorous than some of the other massage and manipulation techniques such as TTouch.
The Equine Sports Massage Association ESMA is the product of Mary Bromiley and her foresight to see the many benefits of massage. Students of Mary Bromiley (a practising chartered physiotherapist for over 35 years) formed the ESMA.
ESMA believe that all horses can benefit from Equine Sports massage, both as a means to correct known issues and as a preventative measure, promoting overall wellbeing.
Mary was the official physiotherapist for both horse and rider at the Olympics and World Championships for the New Zealand Three Day Event Team.
Practising members have all passed the ITEC Diploma.
Mary Bromiley can be contacted at: www.downshouseequine.co.uk
Equine Sports Massage Therapists Sites
Gillyan Carter is both an equine and human sports massage therapist covering the East Midlands. Equi-Therapy also operates a mobile unit for horse events, providing on site treatments for both human & equines alike. Treatments will include sports & remedial massage, therapeutic ultrasound, deep oscillation & ice/heat therapies. Read more… www.equi-therapy.co.uk
Alongside her practice in Equine Sports Massage, Lyn teaches Equine Sports Science as a University lecturer. Lyn is based in Calverton, Nottinghamshire and is willing to travel. Read more… www.lynhopegood.com
Sue Simmons is a therapist based in Woking, Surrey. Sue is prepared to travel to clients in South East England.
Helen Thornton trained with Mary Bromiley. The techniques used include sports massage, Bowen therapy, cold laser therapy and manipulation depending on your horse’s problem. Helen is based in North Lincs, covering all UK racing yards and competition horses. Phone: 07947623923 or visit www.helenthornton.com
Beccy Broughton is well known in the world of endurance and competitive riding. Beccy works as a therapist, in and around the Nottinghamshire area. www.beccybroughton-equine.co.uk
Hannah Booker is fully qualified, insured and a member of both ESMA and CTHA. Hannah has considerable experience with all types of horses from all disciplines, from dressage, eventing, national hunt racehorses, point-to-pointers and rehabilitation. She will travel to Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire areas. www.equinesportsmassagetherapist.co.uk
Mel Betts has a Diploma in Equine Sports Massage and is also a qualified ITEC Holistic Human Massage Therapist. Mel has a masters degree in McTimoney Animal Therapy and treats horses and dogs. Based in Hereford, Mel travels throughout the UK. For more information go to: www.horse-massage.com
Training as a Therapist
For information on training as a therapist please send a stamped addressed envelope to:Mary Bromiley, Combleigh Farm, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 7AT.&
Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider ~ By Mary Bromiley MCSP SRP RPT