Myotherapy is a method for relieving pain based on the application of compression to trigger points in the body. Trigger points are defined as hypersensitive locations in the muscles that cause pain in response to undue stress. They develop into tight bands or knots within the muscles. These bands or knots can cause the muscles to spasm, limit the movement of joints, and cause pain.
Most owners have had the experience of their horse injuring themselves or experiencing the joint and muscular pain that comes with getting older. Using myotherapy can:
• Help relax and enhance the function of joints and muscles.
• Aid in improving range of movement and general body tone.
• Help to relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Horses that have had problems with - cold backed, one-sideness, shortened strides, resistance and refusing have been helped by using Myotherapy.
On many occasions we have felt the need and benefits of a good massage ourselves. Our horses give so much to us and helping them to live a life free of pain is one thing we can do to express our gratitude to them.