Microcurrent Therapy is used for treating horses with sore muscles, and tendon and ligament injuries, or, to speed up recovery time, and help heal wounds more quickly. When cells are damaged, they become electrically imbalanced. Micro-amperes are introduced to the body, and can restore lost positive and negative electrons to the cells. This returns damaged cells to a normal state and initiates cellular activity. Microcurrent therapy has been studied extensively and has many benefits which include:
-Improved circulation and dilates blood vessels
-Increased amount of red blood cells
-Nerve repair and healing without scar tissue
-Improves muscle tone
-Stimulates lymph circulation
-Eliminates waste and toxins from cells
-Increased ATP production
-Increased excretion of fluids through the kidneys
-Lengthen connective tissue, reducing and eliminating adhesions
-Ease arthritis discomfort
I use red light therapy on the poll region during massage to help ease tension and promote relaxation. This technique also helps reduce headaches. The energy from the lights increases energy within the cells and thus speeds up the healing time. Red and near infrared lights are used because of the different wavelengths, which are absorbed by different depths of tissue. This increases circulation to the area, speeds up healing by carrying more oxygen and nutrients into the area, and moves waste products away. Light therapy also helps to relax the muscles and promotes a sense of wellbeing and happiness.
Equine Kinesiology Tape can be a great addition to your horse's therapy. The tape adheres to the skin and can decompress the skin to help alleviate pressure and pain, increase lymph and blood flow, accelerate oxygen transport, removal of toxins from areas of swelling and edema, and help with posture related issues.
It is highly recommended to use Equi-Tape in combination with other modalities as it helps prolong the benefits. Tape can be applied on an as needed basis based on the assessment of the horse and the goals for that horse.
* Equi-tape application can be added on to a massage session, or you can schedule just an Equi-Tape application.
For more information on Equi-Tape visit: www.equi-tape.com
Bemer Therapy increases circulation to the capillary level. “The BEMER Horse-Set promotes healing and recovery, and supports regeneration. It enhances suppleness – a prerequisite for motivation and willingness to learn – so your horse can exercise more effectively. The BEMER Horse-Set also helps your horse relax more easily both before and after exertion. “
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