Massage therapy should be an integral part of any wellness plan for all equine athletes, whether competition or backyard trail horse. Horse owners have a vast array of professionals at their service to keep the horse in top condition, veterinarians, dentists, farriers, and chiropractors. Massage is equally important as it can reduce and eliminate muscle soreness and tightness before an injury occurs, but can also help with the rehabilitative process should the horse undergo an injury. Midwest Natural Healing for Animals teaches the graduates how to rehabilitate, rebuild and rebalance. Benefits can be seen in as little as one session, as demonstrated by the image to the right. Massage therapy on a regular basis extends far beyond improving muscle tone and development. The benefits can include improvements in their digestive, respiratory, and skeletal systems, to name a few.