What is On The Mend?

What primary services do you offer?

I am certified through Equissage to perform sports massage therapy on horses. 

Equissage is an organization that is approved to train for animal massage through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

BEMER: Bio Electric Magnetic Energy Regulation
BEMER is a global leader in PEMF technology. The BEMER equine blanket and boots are scientifically proven to reduce muscular soreness; speed health and recovery from surgery and/or injury; and improve postural control and flexibility. It is cutting-edge technology that is used by Olympic level equestrians around the world.

Why should you book a massage or a BEMER session for your horse?

Massage therapy and BEMER have many proven benefits that are typically evident after the first session. They include, but are not limited to: 
- Increased flexibility and movement
- Enhanced elimination of waste and toxins
- Enhanced posture and body balance
- Enhanced blood circulation
- Helps in treating and preventing injury

What are the rates of your services?

$75 for horse massage
$50 for a BEMER session (includes blanket and leg cuffs)
$30 for a BEMER add-on to massage
$300 for 10 BEMER sessions ($200 savings!)

You can book a massage on this website, through Facebook @horsesonthemend or by calling, texting, or emailing me. You will be expected to pay at the conclusion of the massage service with PayPal, Venmo, or cash.

A farm call fee may be applied depending on the location of your horse.

Where do the massages take place?

I will travel to your barn or home within a 60 mile radius of Frederick, MD. I will travel to other locations outside of this radius but will charge a one-time farm call of $30 fee per visit regardless of the number of horses serviced.

I will also travel to WV, PA, and VA because I am so close to all of these state lines!

What to expect in a massage or BEMER session?

I first complete a short evaluation of the horse where I introduce myself in order to build a relationship of trust. I will then provide a full body massage, treating muscle tension, soreness, spasms, etc. For your horse, expect about 60-90 minutes for the entire process. When I perform a massage, and there is no noticeable improvement, I will recommend at least two more massages to see if we are able to note any improvement. If there is none after three massages, I will recommend you to seek advice and support from your vet, farrier, and/or dentist.

A BEMER session will last approximately 15-30 minutes. Like the massage, I will perform a short evaluation, which will help me to determine reaction points of the horse. If a horse is extremely sore and/or is recovering from injury or surgery, I will recommend subsequent days for treatment as data has shown tremendous improvement with 3 consecutive days of treatment.

How often should your horse get a massage or BEMER session?

The answer to this question is fluid depending on your animal's lifestyle and level of activity.

For horses who are being ridden, trained, and/or shown on a regular basis, maintaining a regular calendar of massages and/or BEMER sessions would allow you and your horse to maximize the benefits of the massages. Like a human athlete, regularly scheduled massages and BEMER sessions on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis would be the most beneficial.

We would need to work together to determine the best schedule for your animal's health and well-being.

How do I schedule a massage?

You can conveniently book on this website through our calendar booker. You can also PM me through Facebook or Instagram, and we can set up an appointment that way.

You can also purchase gift certificates and bundles on the store page. If you purchase massages through this platform, I will contact you to set up appointments. 

Massage and BEMER bundles can be purchased on the store. Bundles can be used on one horse over multiple appointments (a one-time farm call fee will apply in this instance; it will not be charged for each appointment) or on multiple horses over one day or multiple days as my calendar allows.

Safety

You will need to be present for the duration of the massage or BEMER session for your horse and/or dog. Please know that massage therapy does not replace the care of a veterinarian, farrier, or dentist. The benefits of massage therapy and BEMER are meant to support the overall well-being of your animal with particular focus on soft tissue.