Massage: creates a warming to the body surface and relaxes the muscles by rhythmic pressure to the muscle tissue. It is commonly used to treat fatigue, stiff and torn muscles. Massage treatments are also used to prevent injuries and helps the blood circulation and metabolic system. A distinction is made between a fitness massage, which has a toning effect, and a relaxing massage, which is used for tension, hyperacidity (muscle fatigue) or after any traumatic influences.
Stretching Extensions active and passive: Stretches are used to improve joint mobility, it also increases the joint radius as well as muscles elasticity, tendons, ligaments and fascia extensions. Stretching also avoids one-sided loads. Before any stretching can be done on the horse, the horse must be warmed up appropriately by either riding or by a fitness massage.
Trigger therapy (Jack Meagher): is a therapy where pressure is applied to the muscle tensions area so that the tension spot can be relieved. These areas are called trigger points. It is used to remove muscle spasms immediately. This kind of therapy may also be used as preventative measure, such as horses not yet showing any signs of lameness but yet may have tense muscles not seen by the naked eye, it can only be felt. If these points are treated before any lameness shows, then tendon damage will be avoided.
Lymph drainage: is a light massage made along the Lymphatic tracts to the lymph glands in order to stimulate the lymph flow again. This therapy is used to help the horse remove all kinds of wastes, toxins and pollutants from it’s body. This is necessary for swelling caused by strains, compressions, bruises, fractures and after any operations and poorly healing wounds.
Acupressure: is also called regulation therapy. It regulates the energy in the body and makes it more balanced . This activates certain points to restore balance in the meridians. In this way it can have a preventive but also health-promoting effects on certain diseases.
Osteopathy: Tension and movement restrictions are palpated and muscles and joints are mobilized using various techniques.Training for the rider: