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HELLO

FRIENDS!

forelegs forward offers canine & equine therapeutic massage, focusing on emotional and physical well-being with holistic healing. Whether your four legged love is a hard working performer or cherished family pet, I can help improve your animals’ overall well-being.

 
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

 

  • Releases muscle stiffness & chronic tension

  • Improves immune function 

  • Reduces muscle fatigue

  • Increases blood circulation & promotes lymphatic flow

  • Sharpens focus and mental function

  • Assists in the rehabilitation of behavioral problems

  • Improves flexibility and movement

  • Prevents scar tissue formation after injury or surgery

  • Promotes longevity and slows the degenerative process

  • Decreases pain and discomfort

  • Relieves anxiety, stress, and eases emotional trauma

  • Removes toxins from the system

  • Cuts recovery time after surgery

 

 
 

SERVICES

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?

 

  • Encourages relaxation by reducing anxiety and stress

  • Enhances performance & gait

  • Improves stamina

  • Warms up muscles pre-exercise & cooling down muscles post-exercise

  • Consistent disposition

  • Improve muscular health to support degenerative issues such as arthritis

  • Ease head carriage discomfort or head pulling to one side

  • Alleviate scuffing and shortened stride

  • Mitigate refusal or difficulty picking up leads

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

 

  • Reduce or control pain

  • Manage swelling or edema

  • Increase joint range of motion and muscle function

  • Maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the horse/rider throughout the rehabilitation process

  • Assist with training on proper body positioning

  • Encourage proper lead changes

 

RATES

EQUINE ROCKTAPE

Equine RockTape is a kinesiology tape that has a unique adhesive that can be used as either a sole or adjudicative treatment in equine & rider therapy. 

MASSAGE

Equine                                         Canine

$75/ session                               $40/ session

Adjustments will be made for distance, multiple animals and booking future appointments.

ROCKTAPING

Rates start at $15/application.

Barn fee will be waived if multiple services are booked. 

Adjustments will be made for distance, multiple animals and booking future appointments.

MASSAGE for CANINE & EQUINE

Massage is a form of non-verbal communication between animal and therapist, that is deliberate and focused touching. Just like for humans, animals can benefit for this all natural bodywork.

CONTACT US

CONTACT

Email: michelle@forelegsforward.com
Tel:  585.721.0206

OUR ADDRESS

Available for appointments!

HOURS
 

ABOUT

MICHELLE

For as long as I can remember, I have loved animals. I can’t count the number of rescues brought home to my non-welcoming parents.

 

Holding AS and BS degrees in business and working in a corporate environment, I always felt something was missing. It wasn't until after some major life events that I finally followed my passion for animals to a healing profession. I really wanted to make a difference in people's everyday life. If I can make positive changes in the animals we own, in a natural way, this can directly impact our everyday interactions with our pets. 

 

I became a certified therapeutic and sports massage therapist in equine and canine through the Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure and Massage in Elizabeth, CO. Recently, I became RockTape certified in both equestrienne riders and their horses.

 

I love working with my animal clients (& owners) and seeing the improvements using a natural therapy to promote their overall well-being.

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Serving the Finger Lakes, Rochester and Syracuse areas
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Massage therapy is NOT a substitute for proper veterinary medical care. Please see your veterinarian if you’re animal has an unknown health or physical condition before trying massage therapy.

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