Payment - payment is due before the first massage begins. Pre-purchase massage packages must be paid in full before the first massage. I accept cash, personal check, PayPal and Venmo
Cancellation/Rescheduling - I require 24 hours notice if canceling or rescheduling your appointment. If I receive a cancellation less than 24 hours, full payment is still due. Last minute cancellations and rescheduling are unacceptable. If you have pre-purchased a package of massages and I receive a less than 24 hour cancellation notice, your canceled appointment will count as a massage.
If your horse has never had a massage before, I require that you check with your veterinarian first especially if your horse has any current or recent illness or injury.
Please have your horse ready on time for their massage appointment:
1. warmed up with a 5 to 10 minute hand walk (please do not warm up your horse with a quick trot or canter on the lunge line - preferably hand walk - they shouldn't be too overheated)
2. groomed if dirty with dried mud or sweat or mostly dried off if wet and hooves picked
3. I require that you the owner, trainer or barn manager be present during the entire first evaluation and massage
Rates - my rate is $65 per massage. Although not required, I highly recommend doing at least a few massages in the beginning of your horse's massage therapy plan within 2 to 3 weeks in order to obtain the maximum benefit of the massages. I only offer a 3 massage discount package if doing 3 massages within 3 weeks at the most on a specific horse (not to be shared among more than 1 horse). This is a one time discount offer in the beginning - all other maintenance massages are at my regular rate of $65/massage. I will offer an additional massage discount if massaging more than 1 horse at the same barn.
Massages should be more frequent in the beginning of your horse's massage therapy plan and as their issues begin to resolve or completely resolve, then we can start to taper off the massages going longer in between but you should not go any longer than 8 weeks at the absolute most from one massage to the next regardless of issues. Every 8 weeks is not always the case with every horse - a senior horse is likely to need a massage about once every 4 weeks at the most especially if they have arthritis.
Areas served - all of eastern & central Massachusetts and Rhode Island
*Equine massage therapy is NOT a substitute for veterinary care