07823 779427 dee@ds-therapy.com

Rider and Equine Soft Tissue Therapy

Combining both her human and equine knowledge, Dee is a specialist in soft tissue therapy for both the horse and the rider. From her background as a competitive rider herself and in international rugby in which it is compulsory for premiership players to have daily sports massage for ‘maintenance’, Dee feels this is the keyword for all horses and riders. Prevention is always better than cure and with a horses body weight being comprised of 60% muscle and a riders tremendous impact on that horse, particularly at international level, maintenance is key! Dee also works with farriers, arena contractors and course designers on a regular basis.

Rider and Equine Specific Programme of Exercises

Equestrian sport is completely unique as it requires two athletes to work as one. Dee says to all of her riders ‘it is my job to release and your job to strengthen’, as it is vital that riders realise the profound influence they have on their horses. Through Dee working with both athletes, she learns the weaknesses and strengths of each and can therefore work on both strengthening and conditioning each athlete.  This can be booked before your or the horses treatment, or as a separate appointment.

Rider and Equine Biomechanics Sessions

A perfect complement to yours and your horse’s treatment, through the use of a specialised riding jacket, taping and slow motion video footage.

Deep Oscillation Therapy

Dee is lucky to be one of a few equine soft tissue therapists that have this unique, patented treatment method. Purchased in order to treat some conditions or problems she cannot solely treat with her hands. Its special structure allows you to create biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue using electrostatic attraction and friction. In contrast to other therapies, these pleasant oscillations have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components (skin, connective tissue, muscles, blood and lymph vessels). Dee uses this on both horse and rider and the benefits have been incredible.

Rider & Equine Kinesiology Taping

Trained for the application to both the human and as one of the first for the horse, Dee uses taping every day with the vast majority of her clients. There are so many ways and reasons to use this tape and it is for that reason it is always seen on the world stage and a favorite with competitors.

Thermal Imaging

Photizo Light Therapy 

Location and Travel

Dee travels to clients primarily in Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas, but does travel further afield for bigger yards and abroad regularly.

Dee takes the time to look at the smaller things that make the big difference in yours and your horses performance and recovery. Dee loves working with both the horses and the riders, and seeing both provides the perfect symmetry package.

Please contact Dee for further enquiries.

“Dee has been working with me and my horses for many years now and has traveled with me to many international competitions. All my horses have such different temperaments and have to be handled very differently and Dee works with them as individuals. One of my horses is very sharp but she manages to calm her and this really helps before her dressage as she can get very tense. Dee massages me and I feel a lot better afterwards as riding so many can make the body sore. Alongside being a good soft tissue therapist she has become a close friend, I trust her with my horses and recommend her highly.”

Astier Nicolas - Team France - Double Olympic Medalist

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