A full body equine massage session takes between 45 and 60 minutes, occasionally longer, depending both on the size of the horse and the number of muscle spasms (knots), and overall muscle tension. Rates are charged on a per session basis, not by time, and your horse will be provided with a complete and thorough whole body massage.
Each session includes a brief evaluation at the start, and a summary report afterwards, with any recommendations (e.g. referral for saddle fitting, suggested stretches, etc.). The first session may take longer than average.
Discounts are given for multiple horses or dogs receiving massages during the same visit to one location; does not necessarily need to be for one owner (i.e., different boarders at a barn may benefit from this discount).
2017 rates for equine massage (same since 2015):
1 horse: $55
2 to 4 horses: $50 each
5 horses: $45 each
There is no travel fee for distances less than 30 miles from zipcode 19539. Fees for greater distances:
30-45 miles: $10
>45-60 miles: $20
The massage session can take place either at your barn or on showgrounds (with permission from manager/owner). Pre- or post-event massages are charged at the same rates as above.
Travel fees are per visit, not per horse. Please email email@example.com to request quotes for locations farther than 60 miles.
Canine massage sessions take 25-40 minutes for small dogs and 30-45 minutes for large dogs.
2017 rates for canine massage (same since 2015):
1 dog: $45
2 to 4 dogs: $40 each
5 dogs: $35 each
Payment, in the form of cash or check (made out to Paula Shea), is due at the time of service.