What Is Functional Massage?

Functional Massage is a type of therapeutic massage that focuses on improving functional movement and addressing musculoskeletal imbalances. It may be combined with other forms of functional medicine (Vet care) and physical education and conditioning to support overall health and wellness.

The goal of functional massage is to address the root causes of pain and dysfunction in the body, rather than simply treating symptoms. It can be particularly helpful for horses dealing with chronic pain, postural imbalances, or movement restrictions.

A Functional Equine Massage Therapist works to identify areas of tension or dysfunction in your horse’s body, and then use a variety of massage techniques to release tension, improve circulation, and promote relaxation. They may also provide education and guidance on posture, movement, fitness and care practices that can help improve overall function and reduce the risk of future injury or pain.

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