Magnetic Therapy can improve circulation by encouraging blood flow and therefore increasing cell activity in a particular area. It is the increase in blood and cell activity in an area that helps to repair and regenerate tissue - therefore encouraging healing! It is also suggested that magnetic therapy can reduce pain.
Magnets can be used:
· to warm up muscles and ligaments before exercise
· to ease aches and pains after exercise
· to reduce inflammation and encourage new cell growth
· to calm or soothe a horse
Magnets can also be used to treat injuries, for example:
· bowed tendons, tendonitis etc
· ligament injury
· bone injury
There are a huge range of magnetic products available now for use on horses including leg wraps and blankets. Many people have found them to be effective.
Remember: horses should not be exposed to magnets whilst they are being exercised. This is because a result of magnetic therapy is to stimulate the circulatory system which increases body temperature. Horses already become hot when working!
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