Respiratory problems are a serious concern for riders, trainers, owners and veterinarians across the equine industry. Symptoms such as coughing, nasal discharge and difficulty breathing can make it hard for horses to recover after exercise and create distress while recuperating from respiratory infections. Fortunately, regular use of the Niagara Equissage(R) Massage Therapy System can offer relief from these symptoms and make horses more comfortable as they recover.
Equine respiratory issues may be symptoms of infectious diseases -- such as equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), influenza and strangles -- or they may be caused by non-infectious irritants like dust, airborne allergens and even transport stresses. Whatever the root cause, cycloidal vibration massage, offered by the Niagara Equissage, can help by reaching deep into the horse's tissues to release respiratory congestion and reduce swelling.
"Horses with respiratory symptoms of any kind should be seen by an equine veterinarian, who can diagnose the cause and recommend appropriate medical treatments to help the horse recover as quickly as possible," said Dave Kamer, President of Equine Products, LLC and distributor of the Niagara Equissage. "Cycloidal vibration massage with the Niagara Equissage Massage Therapy System offers owners an important opportunity to provide additional relief to their horses during recovery. The unique massaging action of the Niagara Equissage can improve a horse's comfort level and reduce stress associated with congestion and coughing during respiratory illness."
Cycloidal vibration massage therapy is different from traditional massage. The rhythmic cycloid action of the Niagara Equissage penetrates deeply into the soft tissues of the body, creating a series of multi-directional waves, the end result of which is a deep three-way massage action. Research findings show that vibrational massage therapy can produce the ability to rest and relax easily and naturally, help respiratory congestion, improve lymphatic drainage and help reduce swelling, as well as a number of other therapeutic benefits for the horse.
Internationally recognized by leading riders and trainers across disciplines, the Niagara Equissage has provided key benefits for racehorses, eventers, dressage horses, and even recreational riding horses.
"Niagara Equissage is an essential piece of equipment we couldn't do without," said Karen O'Connor, Olympic eventing rider. "All our horses benefit from regular treatment."
For more information about the Niagara Equissage, or to request a free product demonstration, call 502-895-8861 or visit www.equineproductsllc.com.