All horses can benefit from regular massage therapy sessions. Whether your horse blazes the trails, competes at a high-performance level, or is semi-retired, ensuring they receive regular checks and bodywork from a certified equine massage therapist will help improve their performance and overall well-being.
Improve your horse's well-being with equine massage. Relieve muscle tension and soreness, greater flexibility, and range of motion. Release stress. Improve mobility, suppleness, evenness, balance, and impulsion. Improve behavior and attitude — which can often stem from pain in the body. Equine massage is also excellent for preventative maintenance and overall better health
Targeted rehabilitation plans for your horse and his/her specific injury. Equine massage aids in healing a number of injuries such as suspensory ligaments, bowed tendons, hock or stifle injuries, scar tissue, arthritis, sore back, and compensatory soreness. For optimal results, treatments are often used with BEMER PEMF therapy
Athletic training and competition put physical and emotional strain on your horse, which can lead to less-than-optimal performance. Massage therapy pre or post-event can promote relaxation and regeneration after exertion and help your horse perform their best. DK Equine Services offers custom-tailored massage sessions for a variety of riding disciplines
Therasage combines multiple techniques and methods of hands-on massage, stretches, energy therapy, trigger-point therapy, deep tissue, and myofascial release and cranial sacral work. Therasage encompasses the whole horse and employs massage, manipulation, and stretching techniques to release tension and restore free movement.
I start by assessing your horse and checking for areas of concern, feeling for muscles or spots where there is tension, and getting a feel for your horse's energy and acceptance. A session is often a blend of techniques that may include myofascial release, deep tissue therapy, massage, stretching, acupressure, and energy work as needed. No two sessions are alike as I base my approach on what your horse needs and what his/her body is telling us that day.
Danielle completed her training at the Therasage Equine Massage Certification program and received her certification in 2003. Therasage EMC is one of the most comprehensive equine massage therapy programs available. Therasage EMC has been recognized and supported by leading educational institutions for their Equine Science Programs.
"I believe an equine massage therapist is a key member of your horse's care team. I work closely with you, your vet, chiropractor, and farrier to ensure the therapies we use benefit the whole horse."
~ Danielle Koeppen
I use Danielle on a regular basis to help my gelding feel his best. She uses a trifecta approach that's a combo of Bemer, massage and sure foot pads. Every time she works on him, I can feel and see a noticeable difference! He is more willing to move out, looser over his back and more balanced when we ride.
- T. Olson, Horse Owner