Equine Sports Massage Therapy is the application of therapeutic massage techniques in high performance horses. The salary varies depending upon education and experience levels.
Equine sports massage therapists can charge fees ranging from £32.50 to £65.00 per session. Sessions usually last between forty-five and sixty minutes. More can be charged if the client has experience the benefits of equine massage.
Equine sports massage therapists usually massage 15 to 30 hours per week and are considered full time. This is due to the time consumption and physicality of the job.
Every owner, trainer and rider of a race or show horse wants her horse to have every advantage for competition. Equally, every owner of a pleasure horse wants his animal in optimum health. Massage therapy is being incorporated by equestrians as part of a continuous health care program.
Most equine sports massage therapist only need to obtain a certificate to practice. Regardless, having a degree in equine science and/or massage therapy will give you the upper hand.
Currently, there are no governing regulations regarding the certification of equine sports massage therapists. However, this doesn't mean that future regulations wont exist.