I often get asked about how the Equissage Pulse actually works, so here are a few key points about the system.
The Equissage Pulse uses non-invasive cycloidal vibrations, which helps to improve blood circulation as well as joint mobility and lymphatic drainage, whilst relaxing the muscles. Whilst it can be used to aid recovery from injury, it is also widely used to maintain top condition for animals of all shapes, sizes and levels of work.
The system can also be used to aid rehabilitation from injury or disorders, such as, but not limited to:
🌟 Arthritic conditions
🌟 Respiratory problems
🌟 Damage to ligaments and tendons
🌟 Kissing Spine
Clinical research has also proven that the Equissage Pulse can improve stride length by 13% and facilitate an increase in hock angle by 9%. It was also noted that recovery time was significantly improved (Niagara Equissage, 2019).
A recent independent study found that the Equissage Pulse has a positive effect on thoracic range of motion and thoracolumbar muscles, as published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (Mackechie-Guire et al, 2018).
Did you know that the Equissage Pulse can travel through around 18 inches of bone, muscle and other soft tissue structures? I often get asked how the back pad can help different areas of the body as it is just placed where the saddle sits. The Equissage Pulse utilises the horse’s skeleton to transmit the vibrations throughout the body, not just where the pad itself is.
The Equissage Pulse can also be used over rugs so your horse can stay warm during their session. The kit has been used on various different species, including a giraffe and a rhino, with fantastic results, showing no issues penetrating the rhino’s skin. Even the giraffe’s extremely long legs were no match for the Equissage Pulse.
The vibration used in the Equissage Pulse (NHC Cyclo-Therapy ®) was initially developed for humans, with Niagara Healthcare providing therapy in all NHS spinal units within the United Kingdom.
If you would like any more information on how it can help your horse specifically, or to book in for a session please don’t hesitate to message me.
Information taken from www.niagaraequissage.com, to find out more on their products please head to the website.
Mackechnie-Guire, R., Mackechnie-Guire, E., Bush, R., Wyatt, R., Fisher, D., Fisher, M. and Cameron, L. (2018). A Controlled, Blinded Study Investigating the Effect That a 20-Minute Cycloidal Vibration has on Whole Horse Locomotion and Thoracolumbar Profiles. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 71, pp.84-89.
Niagara Equissage (2019). Niagara Equissage Pulse. [online] Available at: www.niagaraequissage.com [Accessed 12 March. 2019].