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Horse Therapy Massage Pads

Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad
Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad A lightweight and portable massage pad, which works by stimulating the muscles on the horse’s back by pulsing, vibration and stroking actions. Clinically proven to improve back flexibility and promote relaxation (see trial results) Shaped to follow the contours of the horse’s back, provides coverage from withers to quarters Battery op…
Equilibrium Therapy XL Massage Pad Equilibrium Therapy XL Massage Pad
Equilibrium Therapy XL Massage Pad Designed especially for the bigger horse, the Equilibrium Therapy XL Massage Pad includes all the proven features of the standard Massage Pad but shaped for broader or long backed horses. New Version for 2020 - now with 6 massage motors to cover an even larger surface area, ideal for horses in 6’6″+ rugs. • Battery operated 30-minute sessions • Choose the intensi…
Equilibrium Hot or Cold Therapy Pouches Equilibrium Hot or Cold Therapy Pouches
Equilibrium Hot or Cold Therapy Pouches Re-usable packs for hot or cold therapy, which easily attach to the lining of the Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Range (see tab below for more details). Use Cold Therapy for strains, sprains, bumps, bruises and post exercise. Use Hot Therapy for relaxation, muscle spasm, joint stiffness and to warm up prior to exercise. Use Combined Therapy for muscle tension…
Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Chaps Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Chaps
Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Chaps Soft and comfortable magnetic boots designed to be worn in the stable. . Ideal for horses and ponies that suffer from arthritis or are recovering from injury Ideal for horses with tendon problems, splints, navicular, bone chips and general knocks, bumps and scars Includes 4 movable clinical grade VITAflex magnets Can be used overnight or during the day in the sta…
Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Hind & Hock Chaps Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Hind & Hock Chaps
Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Hind & Hock Chaps Winner of the BETA Innovation Award 2019! Designed to allow Vitaflex® magnets to be placed directly at the lower part of the hock joint – the common location for hock arthritis. Ideal for horses that suffer with arthritis of the hock, or are prone to fluid filled legs in the stable. Soft, ergonomic magnetic chaps suitable for use in the stable overnig…
Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt
Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt Quick, effective & easy to use Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt – new improved design The quick, effective and easy to use Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt helps to promote relaxation and improve flexibility. For use on muscle groups in the back, neck, quarters and hamstrings. Battery operated 10-minute sessions in 3 intensities Stimulates muscles by pulsing, vibra…
Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad Spare Battery Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad Spare Battery
Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad Spare Battery Battery for the new improved Equilibrium massage pad.

Horse massage pads: should you get one?

Sometimes your horse needs a little extra help to heal, relax or improve flexibility. Horse therapy massage pads provide the perfect solutions. Lightweight and portable, a horse massage pad will be comfortable for your mount and can deliver impressive results to improve your horse’s quality of life.

The benefits of equine massage therapy

Equilibrium Therapy Back Massage Pads stimulate the muscles on your horse’s back by pulsing, vibration and stroking actions. Great for relaxation and enhancing flexibility, they are shaped to follow the contours of the horse’s back and are battery operated. 30-minute sessions deliver pain-free therapy and there are three programs to choose from which enable you to vary the intensity of the massage. Ideal for use before exercise or as part of a warm up, the pads are simple solutions to common issues that are user-friendly.

Considered Magnetic Therapy for Your Horse?

Horses, like people have an electrical charge. Indeed, all of a horse’s cells are electrically charged and that is not true of people. The resting electrical current that flows through each cell is the resting electrical potential and is vital for cell function. Electrolytes carry electric current through the body via ions including sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. When the ions pass by a magnetic field, a separation of ions occurs. It is this process which means that magnetic therapy can aid recovery.

Electrical Potential

Injured cells in a horse’s body will exhibit abnormally high or low electrical potential. Magnetic therapy is believed to have a positive effect on the ion exchange. The therapy can return the electrical potential of a cell to normal and so speed up recovery.

Static and Pulsating Magnetic Therapy

There are two forms of magnetic therapy. One therapy uses a static or permanent magnet, the other uses an electromagnet. The electromagnet pulses and delivers treatment via magnetic coils which are connected to a power source. With a static magnet, the magnetic field is constant. There is some debate about which form of therapy is the most effective.

How do Magnets Aid Healing?

Magnets speed up blood flow and therefore the transit of electrolytes. The magnets cause ions to separate and the process is accompanied by a liberation of heat. The ions crisscross back and forth and small eddying currents occur in the bloodstream which broaden the vessels. In other words, more blood is able to flow and produce thermal energy. Both effects aid healing whilst reducing pain. The enhanced blood flow also removes toxic by-products from the body.

Magnet Strength

The strength of the magnet is crucial to its efficacy. In static magnets, the measurement of strength is Gauss. The measurement of the frequency of pulsation in an electromagnet is Hertz. Both forms of treatment are non-invasive and pain-free. Static magnetic therapy uses magnetic massage pads that therapists apply to any areas that need treatment.

The pads which are available include magnetic rugs, magnetic boot wraps, magnetic boot wrap liners, magnetic poll bands, magnetic brow bands and magnetic fetlock boots. You can leave these pads on for varying periods of time depending on the nature of the problem. Explore the different types of magnetic therapy products available in our online range.

Therapy can treat injuries and relieve the symptoms of painful conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism. Magnets are also effective in warming up muscles before exercise.

Pulsating Electromagnetic Field Therapy

The therapist can control pulsating magnetic therapy by adjusting the frequency of pulsations (Hertz) and the intensity of the pulse (Gauss). They are also able to control the duration of the treatment. One of the benefits of PEMF versus static magnets is that the fields are typically much larger, so you do not have to place the PEMF coil directly on the area needing therapy. To take advantage of this therapy you will need to invest in equipment and training or the services of an expert practitioner.

Pulsed electromagnetic devices have become very popular in equine sports medicine. The magnets accelerate healing by stimulating normal tissue resonance in both Gauss units and Hertz. The frequency utilised depends on the type of injury. In general, therapists use low frequency settings on acute injuries, medium frequencies to balance and restore energy and higher frequencies to treat old injuries and scarring. It is believed that magnetic therapy can relieve pain by stimulating nerve fibres to shut down pain transmission.

Helping the Body to Heal Itself

Magnetic therapy has been around for at least 2,000 years. Whilst there is some argument about which form of the treatment is most effective, both appear to be beneficial in treating injuries and alleviating pain. The magnets do not heal injuries, they stimulate the body to heal itself.

How do magnetic pads and chaps work?

In addition to Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pads, we are also pleased to showcase Equilibrium magnetic back pads and chaps. Magnetic therapy encourages blood flow and increases cellular activity by energising the body. Cells have electromagnetic properties and so respond to the magnets which can speed up healing, reduce inflammation and address stiffness. Magnets do not heal, they help the body to heal itself. Why not try the magnetic back pads, chaps and massage mit on your horse?

About Equilibrium

Founded in 2001, Equilibrium achieved enormous success with the invention of the Net Relief® Muzzle Net. This fabulous accessory effectively controlled head shaking. A succession of products to improve horse’s lives followed and established Equilibrium as a highly regarded equine brand. We are delighted to showcase the Equilibrium range here at Equi Supermarket.


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