Preview: The Five Key Benefits Of Massage Therapy With Tiffanie Veltri
Tiffanie Veltri is a National Certified Equine Massage Therapist and she has a Bachelors Degree of Science Biology, so she thoroughly understands a horses’s anatomy. She explains the very important relationship muscles and joints have so they can perform to maximum extension. She explains how to identify muscle soreness, where to look and how you can palpate your horse at home.
Tiffanie explains the five key benefits of massage therapy: pain relief, improved locomotive skills, circulation, relaxation and trust. She identifies where to look for muscle soreness and she explains how healthy joints rely on healthy, relaxed muscles.
Tiffanie explains how and where to look for muscle soreness. She also explains why she likes to palpate with her fingers not a pen or needle cap, which may set her apart from other therapists. She explains why the spine and rib cage can get sore and how a sore SI joint can affect your horse's stop.
Tiffanie treats the poll on this horse and she explains the various massage techniques that can be used, starting with Passive Touch. She also explains the difference between a Performance and Therapeutic Massage which is key to a horse's time off after a massage.