Welcome to Healthy Horse Massage

At Healthy Horse Massage, we believe in the power of touch to transform the health and performance of your equine companions. Specializing in equine massage therapy, our services are designed to promote well-being, enhance performance, and support the overall health of horses in the DMV.

Equine Massage 

Basic Equine Massage

Promotes horse's well-being through relaxation and health improvement.


Performance Enhancement Massage

Enhances athletic performance via targeted muscle tension relief.

Rehabilitative Massage

Supports injury recovery and pain reduction through tailored therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of equine massage therapy?

  1. Relaxation: Massage therapy helps horses relax both mentally and physically. Just like humans, horses can experience stress and tension, whether from training, competition, or environmental factors. Massage techniques such as effleurage (gentle stroking) and petrissage (kneading) help release tension in the muscles, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation in the horse.

  2. Improving Circulation: Massage stimulates blood flow to the muscles, which aids in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients and the removal of metabolic waste products. Improved circulation can contribute to faster recovery from injuries, reduced inflammation, and overall better health.

  3. Enhancing Flexibility and Range of Motion: By loosening tight muscles and increasing joint flexibility, massage therapy can improve a horse's range of motion. This is particularly beneficial for athletic horses, as it can enhance performance and reduce the risk of injuries related to stiffness or restricted movement.

  4. Alleviating Discomfort: Horses, especially those involved in strenuous activities like racing or jumping, may experience muscle soreness or discomfort. Massage therapy can help alleviate these issues by reducing muscle tension, easing soreness, and promoting faster recovery after workouts or competitions.

  5. Supporting Emotional Well-being: Horses are sensitive animals that can pick up on human emotions and environmental stressors. Massage therapy provides a soothing and nurturing experience for the horse, which can help reduce anxiety and promote a positive emotional state.

  6. Enhancing the Human-Horse Bond: Massage sessions provide an opportunity for bonding between the horse and their handler or massage therapist. Through gentle touch and positive interactions, trust and rapport can be built, strengthening the relationship between the horse and human caregiver.

How often should my horse receive massage therapy?

The frequency of massage therapy can vary depending on the individual horse's needs, activity level, and overall health. Typically, a biweekly session is recommended for maintenance, while more frequent sessions may benefit athletic or recovering horses.

Can massage therapy help my horse recover from an injury?

Yes, massage therapy can be a valuable part of a horse's recovery plan, helping to reduce pain, improve circulation, and support the healing process when combined with veterinary care.

“Our intent at HHM is to see a remarkable improvement in a horse's mobility and demeanor.”


Contact us

Reach out to us for any questions or to book a session!

About us 

Healthy Horse Massage is dedicated to the art and science of  equine massage therapy. Serving the DMV, we specialize in offering high-quality, specialized massage treatments designed specifically for horses. Our approach combines anatomical knowledge, tailored techniques, and a deep understanding of horse behavior to provide services that support the health, well-being, and performance of your horse. With a passion for equine care and a commitment to continuous learning, Healthy Horse Massage is your partner in equine wellness.