Why Massage?

Preventive Care

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A massage can have a positive effect, before or after an training/performance, but a maintenance massage can also aid in period of lesser training, f.e. during winter of a recovery.

Prevent Injury

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During the massage, the muscles are stimulated and the blood circulation increases. When combined with a stretching program, it will help the circulation even more and the basic metabolism will be activated.

Healing

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During a regular massage, you can often feel the tightened muscles and the horse will indicate the areas of preference and dislike. Catching these signals in an early state can prevent injuries from happening.

Deep Tissue and Therapy

Benefits of Massage

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  • Decrease of muscle cramps
  • Warming-up the muscles before a training
  • Removal of muscle knots and adhesions.
  • Relaxation
  • Keeping the horses’ body in a better condition.
  • Early indication of pain points, wear and latent injuries.
  • Release of endorphins
  • Increase of the production of synovia fluid, which greases the joints.
  • Increase of movement and willingness to work
  • Helps in a correct usage of the horses’ body

Acupointer Pen-Handheld TENS Device

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The acupointer pen is is a handheld TENS unit to automatically trigger muscle contractions. Which leads to pain reduction, stimulates acupoints to unblock QI flow. Works the same way as acupuncture needles. Low voltage therapy is helpful in reducing free radicals in the blood and tissue around the muscles. 
A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that some people use to treat pain. ... The same electrical impulses also stimulate the body to produce natural pain relievers called endorphins.

Red Light Therapy

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Red light is thought to work by producing a biochemical effect in cells that strengthens the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell — it’s where the cell’s energy is created. 

The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). By increasing the function of the mitochondria using RLT, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.

PEMF Therapy

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What happens during a PEMF Therapy session?

The secret to improved performance, range of motion, speed & strength.

The PEMF device sends a pulsing electromagnetic field through the coil, deep into the body. As the electromagnetic field pulses, the cell membrane is gently pulled. On the off phase of the pulse, the cell membrane is relaxed. As the cells expand and relax, the cell membrane becomes more permeable, and is better able to release waste, toxins and inflammation and receive oxygen and nutrients. This receiving of oxygen and releasing of waste is what increases the natural charge of the cell. PEMF helps the body to optimize its own self-healing and self regulating properties. This cellular exercise is profoundly beneficial and unique to PEMF. 

The presence of a visual pulsing of the muscles may suggest cells with low cellular function which may be caused by stress, injury, illness, or muscular imbalance. PEMF is not used to diagnose but it is a tool in the toolbox for any horse.