Salt Water Spa
Why use a Salt Water Spa?
Controlled temperature setting
Can be used for lame horses
rapid pain relief
Ideal treatment for :-
Tendon and Ligament injuries, Inflammation, Hoof related problems, Arthritis, Laminitis, Concussion, Wound healing, Maintenance, Support recovery, Prevent injury.
An equine spa allows the horse to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of cold water therapy, alongside soothing epsom salts to aid the healing process for ailments specific to the horses feet and legs. An intense hydrotherapy programme has led to quicker recovery times.
Optional jacuzzi jets and vibrational floor can be used to massage the horse's leg/joint/hooves to help improve circulation and reduce swelling.
How it works-
Cold water treatment has an analgesic effect, which means it numbs the tissue, bringing instant relief. When soft tissue is damaged, the blood vessels leak fluid into the sorrounding tissues leading to an inflammatory response, thus causing swelling and pain. Cooling these tissues limits the leakage that causes inflammation.
The salt water has magnesium, which helps to draw out infenction and can be used in the healing of non-open wounds. The horse absorbs the minerals as they permeate through the skin and the body's magnesium and sulphate levels increase, helping to calm the nervous system and enhancing the body's own natural ability to heal. Salt has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for an array of problems from tendon injuries to arthritis.