Thermal imaging can identify where the heat (i.e. circulation) is located on the horse. As you can see after the massage the horse displayed larger areas of heat throughout his body. These images demonstrate that the horse continues to integrate the massage and the benefits after the session has been completed. This is important because the benefits of massage on your equine may not be able to be seen immediately and the body needs time to adjust/integrate the work.
The same horse and the same muscle groups have been imaged here two weeks after Session 1. The images below are the before and after for Session 2. The image on the left is before the massage and when compared to Session 1 before the massage the surface area has increased and increased heat present. The image of after the massage in Session 2 shows a larger surface area and increased heat as well. Equine massage therapy is accumulative and consistency can be vital.