Services & Rates
Heather Wallace, ESMT, CCMT is a certified equine sports massage therapist and certified canine sports massage therapist in Central New Jersey. I provide customized, holistic bodywork for your horse or dog to prevent injury, speed healing, and reduce inflammation.
History of Animal Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is a form of alternative wellness. It is an increasingly popular part of your animal’s wellness program. However, animal massage has been used for thousands of years. Ancient Indians used both humans and dogs to document trigger points. Hieroglyphics in Ancient Egypt document animal healers providing massage. Finally, Julius Caesar traveled with a masseuse that would also work on his war dogs.
Modern animal massage started in the 1960’s. The United States Olympic Equestrian Team training program incorporates equine sports massage. Upper level equestrian athletes and amateurs alike know the benefits of sports massage for their horses. Additionally, K-9 agility and working dogs reap the benefits of massage to increase flexibility, improve range of motion, and prevent injury.
Your animal does not have to be an athlete to receive our expertise. All horses and dog benefit from sports massage.
Some of the benefits may include relaxation, increased oxygenation, relief from pain, improved joint flexibility, enhanced immune system. The power of touch is amazing.
EQUINE BODYWORK RATES
Rates updated April 2018. Travel fees and other conditions may apply; please see below.
equine acupuncture $125
single-horse massage $75
multiple-horse massage $65
thermal imaging included upon request
aromatherapy add $10
CANINE BODYWORK RATES
Rates updated April 2018. Office is located at 252 Broad Street, Suite 3 Red Bank, New Jersey 07701.
large/ giant $55
aromatherapy add $10
TRAVEL POLICY & CONDITIONS
I am based in Monmouth County, New Jersey. All dogs are seen at my Red Bank office unless special dispensation has been arranged by your veterinarian.
Equine Sessions scheduled within a 30-mile drive from Red Bank (i.e., “local” sessions) are not subject to travel fee. Please note the following conditions for non-local appointments:
Sessions scheduled beyond a 30-mile drive from Red Bank incur a one-way travel fee of 50¢ per mile, in addition to the session rate above. This travel fee may be split between clients at the barn. Should a travel fee apply, I will let you know in advance of your horse’s session—no surprises!
Three-horse minimum at barns located 30-50 miles from Red Bank; four-horse minimum at barns located 50+ miles from Red Bank.
At this time, I am generally able to schedule local sessions within 2 weeks of first contact. Barn sites at a greater distance require advanced planning. While I strive to be available for last minute appointments, I am unable to service first-time clients on an emergency basis.