We offer an integrated, multi-modality bodywork session.
Modalities used are chosen by your horse during assessment and may not be the same each session.
For more information on each modality, please click the links below:
45 mins session - $75
1 hour session - $100
1.5 hour session - $125
Travel fee may apply depending on your location and number of horses - usually waived for 3 or more horses
Buy 5 get 1 free discounts for regular, local clients, packages paid in advance:
6 x 45 mins sessions - $375
6 x 1 hour sessions - $500
6 x 1.5 hour sessions - $625
Session pricing is time based. Your allotted time allows for both assessment and typing up of notes post session, before moving on to the next horse. If I have to catch and groom your horse, your bodywork session will inevitably be shorter. Please note: if your horse requires additional help that runs over your session, in general I am not going to cut the session off until we have worked though the issue, however if your horse has ongoing needs that cannot be addressed in a 45 mins session, longer sessions will be advised.
First sessions will require additional time for us to talk about your horse, any problems or concerns you have, a longer assessment and so forth. Please allow at least one hour for your first session.
Package deals can also be applied for any non-local clients whom I see regularly at Great Southwest Equestrian Center during the competition season, regardless of your discipline.
I like to base techniques used in your session on how your horse presents; i.e. what I see and feel during their assessment. However if you would prefer a specific type of session we can definitely discuss the types of services available, what the benefits to your horse are and why a specific modality may be the best option for your horse at this point in time.
On occasion, your horse may need more sessions than I can physically attend. In certain cases such as healing from a tendon or ligament injury or wounds for example, or for acupoint sessions for anhydrosis or ulcers (amongst other conditions), where light therapy may be most beneficial on a daily basis or multiple times a week for a period of time, we have short term rental options of hand held and pad devices for owners and trainers so they can follow protocols as directed between professional follow up sessions.
This option is available for registered clients whose animals have undergone at least one session with us and have revisits scheduled. Those healing from injury require veterinary approval. Please contact us for more information and we can set up an appointment for a session with your horse and discuss a plan for them.
We can also advise on equipment purchase for anyone who may be considering their own PEMF or light therapy device, and are happy to demo the products we use in our bodywork sessions.
There are certain contraindications to therapeutic treatment, including but not limited to:
acute swelling of a tendon or joint, with or without lameness present
contagious skin conditions
EPM - has SPECIFIC protocols and requires a commitment to continue treatment as well as veterinary clearance.
If your horse presents with any previously undiagnosed contraindications you will be referred back to your veterinarian for approval.
FORMS & DOCUMENTATION
Alternative Therapies are NOT a replacement for veterinary medicine, care or diagnosis. Legally I cannot diagnose, prescribe medicine for, apply invasive treatment to or make skeletal adjustments to your horse (for example chiropractic & acupuncture). ALL of those things require you to be a Licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). I can only perform the specific modalities for which I am certified. If I encounter anything that I believe requires veterinary intervention I am obligated to inform you to consult with your primary veterinarian or other equine professional, such as your farrier or saddle fitter.
You are required to complete a new client form prior to any session taking place. The Veterinary Board of Texas and requires your primary veterinarian to confirm alternative therapy is appropriate for your horse. This is a legal requirement of the State of Texas and there will be NO exception.
Your veterinarian is welcome to contact me directly to discuss the plan for your horse.