Doris Rollins LMT
Muscular Therapy for Human and Equine Athletes
At Jump Start, you can gain pain free movement! With technique and feel for the soft tissues and limitations of the joints in horses and riders, a massage with Doris will improve mobility . A gradual increase in pressure is experienced by the client on the muscles. Ultimately, realignment of the soft tissue corrects the muscles so they can efficiently move the body with out stress or strain.
The goal is to get the tissues to return to their normal resting length. If they are over-stretched and ischemic, I will get those muscle fibers firing so the muscle and fascia, contract back to their normal resting length. Muscles may also have tight bands and/or adhesiveness that can be worked out, released and rebalanced.
The Client participates in their own process by doing there exercise program, joint mobility and stretching. The client home self-care program, is an important part of recovering and reducing injury.
Jumps Start Sports Massage is all about being a part of the PIT CREW TEAM that keeps horses and riders going STRONG! With all the team members in place providing routine care, athletes achieve their goals and maintain healthy mobile bodies. Your team includes massage therapist, trainers, nutritionist, chiropractic, physician, veterinarian, farrier.
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Treatments for horses and riders
Sports Massage is a technique that I use to stimulate circulation and loosen up muscle fibers so the athlete is spending less time and energy in warm-ups, and more time getting in their zone for peak performance. Your horse will be more fluid and relaxed.
Post Workout Recovery Massage is important for reducing recovery time. This also decreases injuries, because, when a muscle is returned to its resting state, it is less likely to become hyper contractile, which would result in a muscular pull, or strain during work the next time. This also helps the toxins in the tissues to resolve much quicker, reducing soreness and improving circulation.
Fascial Stretching is an important aspect of massage. As fascia covers every organ, muscle and tendon in the body. When this gets injured the locomotion of the client is compromised.
Postural Balancing is facilitated by releasing contracted muscles, tendons and fascia. Once those tissues are in a resting state, the over stretched ischemic tissues opposing those tissues can be reactivated and brought back into balance. If the muscles continue to be adhesive, contractile and/or overstretched, the client will continue to experience the same chronic issues.
Breathing Technique is another area that I enjoy educating my clients on. We all breath, but how effectively? When we "breathe with purpose" our bodies respond in a profound physiological relaxed manner. Breathe work can enhance performance in riders, and athletes of all disciplines.
Self Care Education. Your massage will have longer lasting effects when you take part in your own wellness. This includes, stretching, strengthening, diet, and of course drinking LOT'S OF WATER.
Supplementation for humans
Univera nutritional supplements. This are fantastic products for boosting energy, maintaining a healthy balance, and reducing recovery time. You can order online using my Associate Number 1362481. Please call or visit me, for more information on which product may be best for your body.
"The comfort level and work ethic of my training horses has improved dramatically with Doris's work! She is by far the best body work/massage therapist I have ever used!
Doris also brings her table to the barn and gives an unparalleled deep tissue massage for the rider!"
USDF Bronze medalist
dressage trainer and teacher
" Doris' work has helped my body recover quicker from knee surgery and weight training. Her ability to find the trigger points and restrictions in my joints and muscles is incredible".
-Ken, Andover, Mass
Thank you Doris! Because of your work, I can sit again!! I am now enjoying all the activities I used to do!! Your hands are magic!
-Sharon, Somersworth, NH
Massage is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Proper Veterinary and Physician care is always a prerequisite. Massage compliments medical, chiropractic and acupuncture, but in no way replaces it. Seek medical attention if a condition persists or worsens.
You must inform the therapist of any known ailment or injury.
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I am located at
839 Central Ave, Suite 7
Dover, NH 03820
morning appointments are also available. All treatments are by appointment only.
Mon- Off site hours by appointment
Equine Massage Treatments are at your stables or horse shows. Call for scheduling at
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