"What is "Equine Myofunctional Therapy"?
E.M.T. is like a sports massage using a variety of therapeutic massage technique's suited to horses.
Massage for horses can be used as remedial (after an injury) or for maintenance to prevent more serious complaints arising, to improve general health and emotional wellbeing.
Why wait until your horse shows signs of muscle soreness. Treat them to a massage to help with physical, mental and emotion wellbeing, creating a calmer and more relaxed horse.
What are the Benefits
Improved Circulation...to vitalise muscles
Relaxes Muscles...for better movement
Aids Digestion...better utilisation of food
Stimulates the lymphatic system...which helps eliminate waste products
Massage can help eliminate lactic acid build-up and relax tight muscles
When should you consider E.M.T.
When your horse is not going as well as he used to and you can't put your finger on why!
If his behaviour has changed when being saddled or generally seems a bit off.
If he is showing signs of lameness etc., from an injury, muscle soreness and loss of weight.
Regular massage helps to prevent the chance of a more serious injury, brings the body into balance and bring about relaxation and better health all-round.