Benefits of EMFT
Relieves stiff, sore, or tired muscles
Improves blood circulation
Keeps muscles, tendons and facia supple
Aids in healing certain types of injuries
Relaxes the horse and
Improves overall conformation
Reduces the chance of injury or re-injury
Functional Therapy (EMFT)
What is Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy (EMFT)?
Massage is the kneading or rubbing of muscle tissues at varying intensities and depth to help relieve pain and/or tension. Massage for humans and horses is essentially the same, except there's a lot more ground to cover with a horse.
Why Would A Horse Need A Massage?
A horse, like their rider, is an athlete, and the best athletes are the ones that take excellent care of themselves. This care includes proper rest, good nutrition, stretching, and massage in addition to an effective training regimen.
Benefits of Massage
In addition to relieving pain and tension, massage can also improve blood circulation, reduce blood pressure, improve skin quality and elasticity and help reduce potential injuries by keeping the muscles, tendons and myofacia flexible and supple.
While EMFT is very effective on its own, combining it with other healing modalities such as ECST, chiropractic and veterinary care, equine dental services and more can create a very powerful and supportive routine.