The Equilibrium Therapy® Massage Mitt makes the benefits of horse massage affordable to every owner. Equestrian massage has been shown to have great benefits for all horses and ponies - whether they are performance or sports horses or whether they are companion animals ridden occasionally for fun.
Greater flexibility, better muscle condition and relief from stress are among the many benefits horse massage can bring - and the handheld Massage Mitt is an easy, quick and convenient way to deliver them.
Benefits of massage to horses and ponies are:
Advantages of the Equilibrium Massage Mitt:
- Improved flexibility and mobility
- Better muscle tone and less muscle wastage
- Less chance of injury by warming up muscles before exercise
- Physical and mental relaxation
- Bonding and trust-building between riders and horses
- Easy and quick to use
- Easy to clean - made from wipe-clean polyurethane
- Lightweight and hardwearing
- Shaped to fit all hands comfortably
The Equilibrium Therapy® Massage Mitt allows you to massage all the muscle groups including those in the neck, quarters and hamstrings.
The Equilibrium Massage Mitt has three different settings - low, medium and high - allowing you to choose the ideal intensity of massage for your horse. Each programme lasts 10 minutes, giving the opportunity for a quick and convenient massage session for your horse at any time. A fully-charged battery will last for approximately 10-12 high intensity massage sessions.
The Equilibrium Massage Mitt can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Equilibrium Massage Pad
- which covers the horse’s back from withers to quarters. Equilibrium Therapy® Massage Mitt comes with a lightweight sturdy plastic bag in which you can store the massage mitt, battery and charger.
The Equilibrium Massage Mitt comes with a lightweight sturdy plastic bag in which you can store the massage mitt, battery and charger.
Three years of research went into the development of the Equilibrium Massage Mitt. Equilibrium developed the mitt in response to feedback from owners who loved the Equilibrium Massage Pad
- which covers a horse’s back from withers to quarters - but wanted a smaller, handheld portable device which would deliver the same benefits to areas like the muscle groups in the neck, hamstrings and poll.
Tension is one of the most common reasons for poor performance in all equestrian disciplines, and massage helps overcome this problem. Massage with the Equilibrium Massage Mitt promotes relaxation and can improve flexibility. Massage helps to reduce stiffness caused by chronic injury, chronic conditions or strenuous work by improving the blood supply to the muscles. It can also promote relaxation by slowing down the heart rate.
Visitors to internet forums often rate the Equilibrium Massage Mitts and Massage Pads as the best things they have ever bought.
The Equilibrium Massage Mitt has proved to be popular across all equestrian disciplines - with a noticeable increase in use by riders competing in endurance events. The handy size of the mitt makes it easy to take out and about.
Osteopaths and physiotherapists also recommend massage with devices like the Equilibrium Massage Mitt between their visits to enhance their treatment on problem areas.
The Equilibrium Massage Mitt is easy to use with three levels. The low level is recommended for horses that are new to the massage mitt and for use after exercise. The medium setting is recommended for helping to warm up muscles before exercise. The high level is best for more intense massage on any problem areas.
Two vibrating motors within the massage mitt deliver the vibrating massage which stimulate the muscles and increase the blood supply, promoting relaxation, improving muscle tone and flexibility. Use of the Equilibrium Massage Mitt also encourages trust between horse and owner and it also strengthens the bond between them.
To use the Equilibrium Massage Mitt, make sure that the horse is tied securely in his stable. When you are using the massage mitt for the first time, stroke your horse’s neck with it WITHOUT switching on the mitt to get your horse used to the feeling of it on his coat. Once he has accepted it and is happy and relaxed, keep the mitt on his body and switch it on to the lowest setting. Continue to stroke your horse’s neck in the direction of hair growth. This is a relaxing sensation for the horse both mentally and physically.
Each massage session lasts for ten minutes making it easy to fit in to any life style. The Equilibrium Massage Mitt can be recharged by plugging it in to the mains. When fully-charged, the mitt will be able to deliver between 10 and 12 massage sessions before needing to be recharged.