WHY EMT IS A GOOD CHOICE
A MESSAGE FROM JILL ON EQUINE MUSCLE THERAPY
Equine Myofunctional Therapy (EMT) is the manipulation of the horse's soft tissues in order to resolve muscle related problems. There are many tools out there that offer assistance in the world of muscle therapy, all with their benefits and producing results in one way or another, but what I particularly love about EMT is the intimate tactile awareness that's involved to locate and assess areas of concern. An EMT practitioner must be able to look at the horse as a whole and consider all of the possible effects of any tension, while carefully choosing and applying their massage techniques to aid the healing process.
Another aspect of equine myofunctional therapy to appreciate is the fact it's a 'whole horse' treatment, not just a massage. In addition to the manipulation of the soft tissues, EMT stimulates the horses' biological systems (for example the nervous, the circulatory and the endocrine) which all play an important part in helping the horse maintain optimal health and functionality.
WAYS YOUR HORSE TELLS YOU
ABOUT MUSCLE CONCERNS
Lack Of Bend / Flexion
Bucking / Kicking
Refusals / Resistance
Whether your horse is a performance horse, rescued, retired or a beloved paddock buddy they all stand to reap the benefits of massage therapy.
When a horse experiences a muscle related problem they will naturally compensate by using some muscles more and others less. This not only affects the performance and comfort of your horse, but also contributes to emotional strain and behavioral problems. If left untreated that one small problem could potentially become one big problem as the continual cycle of compensation through the horses body starts to affect more than one area and your horse becomes increasingly uncomfortable.
The symptoms listed below are among many more that indicate a horse may be suffering from a muscular concern and would likely benefit from massage therapy.
'Off' For No Reason
It's worth keeping in mind there's no need to wait until a problem arises before turning to equine myofunctional therapy - particularly for performance horses and those in regular work. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Regular EMT sessions will help to promote the optimal physical performance of your horse, assist with avoiding injury, and improve their overall health and well being.
Equine myofunctional therapy (EMT) is a powerful complimentary treatment that provides both short and long-term benefits to your horse.
16 REASONS WHY EMT IS A FULL TREATMENT
NOT JUST A MASSAGE
Why is EMT is a 'whole horse' treatment? Because not only does it manipulate the horses soft tissues to resolve muscle related problems, it also stimulates the horse’s biological systems in order for the body to more effectively maintain optimal health - for both mind and body. Here are 16 reasons why EMT is a full horse treatment and not just a massage:
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