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Family Vacation Siesta

Family Vacation Siesta

Dan Morin, RN, RMT And
Ellen Morin, RN, MSN
Allison Morin, RMT,

Enjoy sharing their practice of Massage Therapy, with focus on relaxation, injury rehabilitation and management of chronic pain.

Swedish Massage – involves kneading muscle groups to produce a deep sense of relaxation, relieves spasms and pain, increased circulation and range of motion, and create an Overall Sense of Well Being. Swedish Massage relaxes the body and allows the mind to quiet – a great way to relieve stress.

Sports Massage – is a method to warm up, cool down, and maintain muscles to enhance physical performance, prevent injuries, and decrease recuperation time. This massage is targeted to specific muscle groups: the runner’s legs, the thrower’s shoulder, etc.

A combination of Swedish and sports massage techniques is a great way to relax the painful or tight muscles of the “week-end athlete.”

Trigger Point Therapy – is a primary and very useful approach to treating Myofacial Syndromes, which are characterized by extremely sensitive areas of spasm and tenderness.

Reiki is an ancient Chinese energy approach, whose modern form was established by a Japanese Christian Missionary, Dr. Mikao Usui in 1822. Reiki uses energy flow and balancing, using simple touch and deep relaxation to promote self-healing

Deep Tissue Approaches – applies techniques to deeper muscle and connective tissue structures. This massage is used to break up old adhesions – to loosen the scar tissue that binds muscle layers and supportive structures.Deep Tissue Massage can be used in the later stages of recovery from injury. The focus is not primarily on pain relief, but on recovering function. Deep tissue work can be painful.

Few Things in Life are as Distressing as Chronic Pain
Over time, pain can become a vicious cycle with a life of its own, sometimes persisting long after the original injury has healed. The pain cycle is a chain of events.

Boys and Dude Ranch Dog

Boys and Dude Ranch Dog

  • Injury causes pain.
  • Pain causes muscle spasm, which leaves residual tension and guarding.
  • This tension, in turn, leads to a new cycle of pain and spasm, with increasing stress and fatigue.
  • Massage can break this cycle by relaxing muscle spasms and relieving tension.
  • By relieving pain, massage relieves the stress and fatiguecaused by the pain.
  • Massage promotes the restful sleep required to heal your body and renew your emotional reserves.
  • Massage helps you become aware of unconsciously held tension, and how it feels to relax.
  • Finally, the care and comfort of massage can give you much needed emotional support in a time of stress.Gift Certificates available!For appointment, please call Dan or Ellen at the Sundance Trail Ranch at 224-1222


What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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