Designed For Horses - On Show At Equine Fair
massage is often associated with top athletes. But visitors
to the Scottish Christmas Equine Fair, Royal Highland Showground,
Edinburgh on 6 and 7 December, will be able to see how such
alternative therapies can be used to the benefits of horses
Kidd from Physical Feng Shui will be on hand to discuss the
merits of Sportsmassage. Sportsmassage prior to
physical activity means that a horse's muscles are relaxed
and free, and more able to cope with the stress of exertion.
As a result, horses are less prone to injury and are likely
to recover more quickly if they are injured.
sportsmassage can be an invaluable tool for competing
horses. Any muscular balances are noticed quickly and can
be addressed before developing into a serious injury.
Some of the common problems that sportsmassage can overcome
include refusing or resisting leads; 'hanging a leg' over
jumps; head and neck discomfort; shortened strides; hind leg
scuffing; improper tracking; hip and shoulder lameness; girthing
problems; muscular or 'cold' back; and loss of performing
was certified in the practice of sportsmassage and muscular
kinetics in 1998 and 2000 in Boston, USA. She also works in structural
integration for the human and equine athlete, and is currently a
'Rolfer-in-training' with the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration,
Boulder, Colorado USA. She is certified in massage and sports massage
through ITEC and the CMH School of Massage in London, and as a Reiki
Master through the International School of Reiki Training.
Scottish Christmas Equine Fair will take place in the Lowland Hall,
the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on Saturday
6 and Sunday 7 December 2003, 9.00am to 5.00pm on the Saturday and
9.00am to 5.00pm on the Sunday. Ticket costs are: Adults, £9.00;
Under 16's £6; Under 5's free; OAP's £8.00; Family Ticket
(two adults and two children) £25.00. Advance booking discounts
are available. Please call 01884 841925 or log on at www.contour.uk.net.