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Canine Massage

Canine massage therapy promotes relaxation, increased oxygenation, relief from pain, improved joint flexibility, as well as miscellaneous benefits to the immune system. It uses touch to maintain or improve both your dog’s physical and emotional well-being.

Equine Massage

Massage is used as a maintenance and preventative routine to keep your horse in prime condition. It is also used as a vehicle to assess the horse for stress and trigger points, and or for muscle spasm requiring release.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping can reduce or control pain, manage swelling or edema, increase joint range of motion and muscle function, and maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the horse throughout their rehabilitation process.

Meet the Owner

Sharee Kalchthaler is certified in equine, canine Myo-manipulation functional therapy (Sports Massage) and also certified In kinesiology taping. She is based in Western Pennsylvania. Sharee holds certification through Holistic Animal Studies and is also a member of the International Association of Animal Massage Therapists. She believes in the partnerships of massage therapists with owners, trainers, veterinarians, farriers, chiropractors, and other animal professionals in order to provide individualized care for your pet. Doing this keeps them healthy, safe and performing at their absolute best.
 
Sharee has been in the medical field for over 26 years. She has been a human massage therapist for 17 years before adding equine and canine massage therapy, and is working to her certification in thermography .
 
Sharee’s love is in rehabilitation and maintaining all-over health. She likes to take a non-invasive, holistic approach.

My Expertise

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Massage

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Helps to Prevent Injury – As you exercise your horse, you are building up his muscle. This is done when many small tears are made in the muscle fibers during exercise, which are then repaired with scar tissue over the next couple days. Massage helps to break down the scar tissue, allowing muscles to be elastic and flexible. Well-moving muscles without tension help keep joints aligned and put less stress on tendons, reducing wear and tear.
 
Improves Circulation – Massage dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow to the area. Increased circulation can help speed recovery of injured muscle tissues and restore mobility.
 
Increase Range of Motion – Between stretching tissues, improving muscle tone and lowering stiffness and swelling, equine massage therapy can expand a horse’s range of motion, allowing them to become more effective under saddle.
 
Reduces Stress – Horses experience stress and anxiety just like we do, and massage relaxes them just as it does us. When muscles are rubbed, there is a sedative effect on the nervous system, which helps with relaxation and can improve disposition. 

Kinesiology Taping

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Kinesiology taping can reduce or control pain, manage swelling or edema, increase joint range of motion and muscle function, and maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the horse throughout the rehabilitation process

 
Benefits of taping
  • Pain relief via structural support for weak or injured body parts
  • Muscle support
  • Swelling Reduction
  • Increase joint range of motion
  • Can be left on for several days or up to a week depending on the issue.

COMING SOON!

Ask today about upcoming Thermography services!

Now offering Equine Laundry Service!

Now offering tack and blanket cleaning! Reach out to Sharee for more information and pricing.

"Huge shout out to Discover Pet Health and Sharee Kalchthaler for the equine massages on our trotters. Both have upped their game and have new life time marks this month."

Trudy H. – Horse Owner

"Zoey loves this food. It is so good for her, and I'm glad I made the switch."

Bailey S. – Dog Owner

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