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VL Optimal Equine Performance  provide Deep Tissue, Acupressure, and Myofascial Release treatment modalities across common areas of soreness which reduces muscle pain and tension by manually applying pressure to “trigger points” in muscles that will increase circulation, remove toxins and lactic acid.

Manual Therapy

All muscles need to be strong, but pliable for optimal performance. However, If they are strong and inflexible, this can cause discomfort, shortened stride, poor gait quality and an unhappy horse prone to injury.  


Acupressure points are similar to the acupuncture points that are located along a meridian.

By stimulating acupressure points, improved energy and balance can be restored to corresponding internal organs.

Myofascial Release
Myofascial release reduces tension in the fascia, which is a clear, gelatinous form of connective tissue that envelops and supports all muscles, bones, organs, nerves, blood vessels, tendons and ligaments.
Deep Tissue
Deep Tissue begins with manual acupressure beginning light and as the muscle relaxes, deep massage treatment can begin until the tight band or muscle or knot is released.

Initial assessment including treatment $125 + hst

Follow up treatments:
$99 for horses and ponies + hst

$110 for horses >18H + hst+


HST # 887751766RT002

*Note that travel costs are in addition to the cost of the treatment. Travel cost are $0.50 per km and this can be waived or shared depending upon farm or home location. Please check with Verna.  Click here to see my in-barn service area. 

 Contact us to book a massage.

Horse Yoga

The latest addition to VL Equine Optimal Performance.  "Horse Yoga" which compliments acupressure and myofascial bodywork to balance chi,  restore congested energy meridians, and improve body alignment.

Horse Yoga

VL Equine Optimal Performance Body Work loosens up tight muscles and ligaments, therefore reducing tension, and pain.  Horses feel better and recover faster from injuries or hard training because this body work will increase circulation, nutrient delivery and endorphin release as well as cleanse or “jump start” congested lymph nodes which will improve elimination of metabolic waste and promote well being.

 Contact us to book a session.
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