Equilibrium Massage Mitt

£120.00

Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt is easy to use and highly effective massager to work the neck, quarters, and hamstrings.

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Description

Equilibrium Massage Mitt

“There’s no muscle you can’t reach”

Helps to promote relaxation and improve flexibility. For use on muscle groups in the back, neck, hindquarters, and hamstrings.

  • Battery operated 10-minute sessions in 3 intensities
  • Stimulates muscles by pulsing, vibration, and stroking actions
  • Lightweight & portable
  • High performance battery & international charger
  • 2-year product warranty

Contains 1 x Equilibrium Massage Mitt, 1 x Storage Bag, 1 x Equilibrium Battery, 1 x Equilibrium Charger.

Colour: Grey

Size: One size

How to use the Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt:

The Equilibrium Massage Mitt can be used in a variety of ways to help your horse.

General Massage/Warm Up

You can use the mitt as a general full body warm up for the horse or use it to target discipline specific muscle groups.

As an all over massage:

Use the massage mitt in a slow sweeping motion over all muscle groups shown below running in the same direction as the hair. Spend 2 minutes on each muscle group, making sure that you repeat this on both sides of the horse.

Discipline specific warm up:

Different disciplines put demand on different muscle groups depending on what is required of the horse. Spend longer on the areas that are specific to what you are about to do to help warm these muscles up for the work ahead. It can also help to increase flexibility and therefore range of movement. Suggested 4 minutes per targeted muscle group, again being sure to do the same on both sides of the horse.

Dressage

Lat/long Dorsi, Abdominals, splenius, rhomboid, superficial gluteal, tensor FL
Lateral movement – pectorals, gracilis

Show Jumping

Gluteal muscle group, biceps femoris, triceps. Back also important.

Cross Country

Hamstring group, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus

Endurance

Hamstrings, back

Showing

As for dressage

Targeted Areas

If you have had a musculoskeletal therapist (ie. Physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist etc) treat your horse they may have identified areas where your horse would most benefit from some extra massage.

Using the mitt to target specific areas:

  1. Use the mitt in a stroking motion over the general area for 1-2 minutes on a medium setting to warm up the area.
  2. Next hold the mitt on the target area for at least 5 minutes (on medium, or high if required). If your horse is comfortable, start to apply some pressure through the mitt during this time. This can help to increase the vibrations the horse feels. Some horses will lean into the mitt which is a sure sign that you’ve hit the spot!
  3. Then use a stroking motion again for a further 1-2minutes (on medium or low) to finish off the massage. Make sure plenty of fresh water is available as a good massage can make a horse thirsty.

Apply this method to each point. This is a really good method to use to warm up a targeted area prior to any prescribed stretches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

Additional Information

Using the Massage Mitt.

The Massage Mitt has three different settings, which can be selected easily from the mitt control panel. You can select the intensity of the program to suit your horses’ needs. Each program has three different types of massage: pulsing, vibration and stroking. This ensures the muscles are worked in different ways. Each session lasts 10 minutes which allows enough time for full coverage over the horses’ muscle groups.

The Massage Mitt can be easily incorporated into your warming up and cooling down routine.

  • The low setting can then be used to cool down the muscles.
  • The medium setting can be used to help warm muscles up prior to exercise.
  • The high setting can be used on a day off or if your horse prefers a more intense massage.

It comes in a handy carry bag which makes it ideal for use at home, away or in the lorry. It is wipe clean, making it easy to care for.

The Massage Mitt is the choice of many Olympians, World Champions, top producers, up and coming stars and amateurs. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with the Massage Pad.

 

Ideal to use:

  • Before and after riding
  • After travelling
  • Before and after competition – or in-between classes
  • For horses on box rest, standing in for long periods or on limited turnout
  • For older horses
  • For horses coming back into work/during rehabilitation or retraining

 

Benefits of Massage:

Massage is well known for its ‘feel good’ factor and the Massage Pad has been shown to aid relaxation and assist with the maintenance of healthy muscle and muscle function. The Massage Mitt is based on the same technology as the Massage Pad but in a portable form.

Tension is often one of the most common reasons for poor performance. By increasing relaxation and improving back flexibility, the negative effects of tension can be reduced. A relaxed horse, with relaxed muscles, will move with fluidity and suppleness which is particularly important for competition horses performing dressage movements, and those jumping technical fences.