Massage therapy can
enhance your relationship
with your equine companion.

Why equine massage? It is unrealistic to expect performance from a horse that is in pain. Unfortunately, in the horse industry today, pain management is common practice and horsemanship is a fading art.

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue to achieve specific goals of drainage, relaxation or stimulation. It helps to release and reduce muscle-related compromise such as trigger points and stress points. The healing function of massage therapy accelerates recovery from injury. It contributes to the overall wellbeing of the body and to its ability to function efficiently and healthfully.

How will Performance Equine Bodywork
benefit your horse?

Horses are athletes. They are expected to perform at their maximum potential in order to run faster, jump higher and to execute technically difficult maneuvers.

Regardless of whether you use your horse for pleasure, events, or dressage, all impose their own physical demands. Such demands can ultimately result in pain, injury and behavior issues. Drug therapy may be useful, but over time could have negative side effects. Massage therapy is used as part of a holistic approach to preserve the well-being of your horse. Your horse can then deliver his best performance for you. More importantly, massage therapy can enhance your relationship with your equine companion. If you are feeling at your peak and your horse is also pain free the energetic bond that you will both have is a synergy, as though you are one well oiled machine.

Massage has a very strong healing influence, which can benefit your horse by:

  • relaxing the Muscular System in order for healing to occur
  • increasing muscle flexibility & range of motion for enhanced performance
  • removing undesired spasms and adhesions from the muscles as a result of overwork or injury
  • increased blood flow to affected areas in order to speed recovery from muscular injuries
  • reducing stress and promoting relaxation through a calming touch
  • help prevent injuries by treating your horse proactively

Equine Massage is not a substitute for veterinary care!


When I first met Bob at a workshop in Tryon, NC I was inspired by his natural connection with the horse, as well as the ease with which he picked up the principles of release that we were learning. This, in addition to compassion, commitment and a sense of humor, would lead me to recommend him without hesitation to anyone looking to facilitate healing in their horse.

As a human I look forward to having him represent the Masterson Method.

As a horse, I’m sure I would make the same recommendation.
Jim Masterson
Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork™
The Masterson Method™

Performance Equine Bodywork
MMCP, LMBT. Lic. #7324

Serving the Carolina's and beyond.

Phone: 704-689-8661