Myofascial-Release & Massage Treatments for a Horse at InBalance Equine Therapy (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Calgary

Value Discount You Save
C$80 51% C$41
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In a Nutshell

After an initial assessment, horses receive bodywork to ease aches, maximize performance, and address weaknesses with massage therapy

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Extra fee of $2 per km. beyond 50 km. from zip code T2T 3H8. Appointment required at least one week in advance. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$39 for an initial session with full assessment and massage or myofascial-release treatment (C$80 value)
  • C$99 for an initial session with full assessment and massage or myofascial-release treatment and two follow-up bodywork sessions (C$210 value)

Myofascial Release: Triggering Relief 

Massage therapists are trained in myofascial release, a technique that targets stiff muscles. Stretch into new knowledge with Groupon’s overview of this modality.

Although we may be tempted to blame all everyday aches on our muscles, they might not be the only thing pulled out of line when the body hurts. Over every muscle lies a dense blanket of connective tissue known as the fascia. If the fibers of the fascia blanket are stretched too tightly due to stress, injury, or the attempt to reach the cookies Mom thought she hid on the top shelf, they can cause pain and restrict movement. That’s where myofascial release comes in, a specialized variant of deep-tissue massage. During myofascial-release therapy, practitioners first use their hands to locate trigger points, or tense spots where the fascia has become so stiff that it actually contracts the muscle beneath it. (Since fasciae can bundle several muscles together, these points may or may not be near what the client perceives as the source of pain.) Then, the therapist applies light pressure to these areas using the knuckles, elbows, forearms, or other tools, stretching the tissue in an effort to reduce stiffness.

Generally, practitioners of myofascial release receive specialized training before working with such delicate tissue, and the technique is often incorporated into chiropractic or physical-therapy regimens in conjunction with prescribed exercises and stretches. Many people find the treatment relaxing, though it can also be used to treat discomfort from serious conditions such as fibromyalgia and the jaw disorder TMJ. A series of treatments is generally required to see dramatic improvement.


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