Equilibrium Massage Pad for wellness and relaxation
Considered one the of safest forms of physiotherapy available, Equissage is a form of electrical “cycloid” massage delivered through a back pad, a hand-held pack or a leg and tendon boot. The stimulation produced through any of these methods improves local-site blood circulation and venous drainage. It also encourages lymphatic drainage, relaxes muscles and releases tension while increasing joint mobility and improving respiratory conditions. Equissage can be used on both injured and healthy horses alike.
When any of the horses’ nerve or acupressure points are blocked, it leads to poor performance in the shape of shortened strides, head and neck problems, and even possible hip or shoulder lameness. The Equissage back pack is then used to provide muscle and skeletal relief, while simultaneously increase the activity of the circulatory and lymphatic systems. This can be used to warm up a horse and used again post-race to reduce any detrimental build-up of lactic acid or stiffening of muscles and joints.
Used together with the back pad (used for stimulating lymphatic drainage), the hand pack becomes effective on specific muscles and joints. The hoof, especially, benefits as bruising can be minimized and circulation increases to promote healthy hoof growth.
Clinically proven to promote relaxation, improve back flexibility and even increase stride length. Each massage session strokes, vibrates and oscillates, stimulating the muscles – a sensation enjoyed by the horses. At Steven Burridge Racing this is applied on horses who have had a hard race or whom are about to race. It promotes blood flow and horses benefit tremendously from the soothing effect.