Solarium's use infrared bulbs to provide a pleasant warming effect that can increase circulation and help to relax tense muscles. Following exercise, the light therapy can be used to help break down lactic acid that causes muscles to tighten and pull.
Heat, being a form of energy, increases metabolic activity in the cells. This increased activity causes an increase in oxygen demand locally. As a result, capillary dilation occurs to increase the amount of blood that brings oxygen and nutrients to the area.
The regular use of an equine solarium have found to benefit-
Improves blood circulation and cellular metabolism
Improves muscle elasticity in advance of intensive work, thereby reducing the risk of sustaining injury.
Helps reduce stiffness after work, promotes relaxation and recovery.
Assists in the relief of pain after injury, especially back pain.
Improves general health and well being
Helps dry-off a horse/pony after exercise /wash-down.
In summary the therapeutic results of these effects are a reduction in pain and muscle spasm, an increase in circulation, more mobile connective tissue and a general feeling of relaxation and well being.