Born and raised in Clark County, and a "horse girl" from day one, officially starting my horse career at the age of five. I've spent time in barrel racing (my favorite), gaming, team & breakaway roping, goat tying, drill team, team penning, Quarter horse racing, English, a little jumping, and breaking babies.
Another passion of mine is fitness. I've been working as a personal trainer certified by American Counsel on Exercise since 2015.
To my surprise, equine massage & personal training parallel each other. Horses have biceps, triceps, pectorals, hamstrings, glutes, etc. just like humans. Dig a little deeper and the joints and muscles move and function the same as well. Massage affects horses like us too! Reduction in muscle tightness, removal of toxins within the muscles, improved blood flow & circulation to repair/restore muscles, better range of motion, and relaxation that relieves tension. Relaxing the muscles around your horse's joints improves the range of motion within those joints. Your horse will be more free, limber, and preform at a higher level. It's amazing!
I've been able to combine my two passions, horses & fitness, into my dream career, 3T Equine Massage.
"Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life" -Confucius-
The first time I meet with a horse, I will preform a dynamic assessment including watching your horse move either in hand or under saddle, and any concerns you have you’d like to take a closer look at. I’ll evaluate the horse in motion to determine areas of weakness, imbalance, pain, or restriction. This is followed by a full palpatory assessment, and range of motion to isolate and identify specific concerns and possible causes. The treatment itself will be tailored to your individual horse.
Please try to have the horse in the barn, dry, and cleaned with mud removed from body and legs to the best of your ability (the weather isn’t always corporative). I suggest using a rain sheet or blanket if the horse is turned out in the weather prior to our visit. Please avoid using any form of hoof paints or oils 2-3 days prior to your horse’s massage. These products end up on my hands and clothing, and though I’m very comfortable with dirt, my wardrobe doesn’t do well against these products.
Massage increases blood flow to muscles which enhances competitive performance and muscle recovery by delivering oxygen and healing agents to worked/tight muscles. Competitive massages should be done at least 24 hours prior to competition.
Massage can aide in chiropractic work. Relaxing the muscles of your horse prior to chiropractic work will make he/she easier to adjust, and sometimes they adjust themselves during the massage.
Massage can help with injuries and chronic muscular discomfort. Soft and relaxed muscles have better blood flow that carries healing agents such as oxygen. Massage removes lactic acid and adhesions from muscles which allows more blood to get to those areas.
I must be provided with a minimum of 24-hour notice in the case of having to cancel or reschedule. I will provide you the same courtesy. Both my time and yours is valuable and I always strive to do right by my clients with regards to last minute changes. I understand that some circumstances are unpredictable and unavoidable. Fees charged in the event of last-minute cancellation or no-show. Under 24 hours: $25. No-Show: $85 + trip charge.
Payments for massages must be paid in full the day of service or before. I accept cash, checks, PayPal, & credit cards (3% transaction fee will added to total).
La Center, WA
Trip charges can be shared between owners at the same location.
1 hour drive: $30
Over 1 hour drive: Special scheduling & cost due to location