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Vitafloor and solarium being installed today!


We are very excited about today’s installation of the Vitafloor Vibrating Floor System and Equine Sunswitch Solarium in the Rehabilitation Barn at Longholes.

Vitafloor ® Vibrating Floor Systems are a safe and easy way to give a horse both a versatile physical training and a massage in one go. The result is a notable improvement in blood circulation, especially in the legs and results have shown even in the upper body organs which helps ensure better health and injury prevention, as well as accelerating the healing process for injuries, and helping in colic prevention. Vitafloor ® vibrating floor systems was specifically invented for horses, and uses the same well established physical and technological principles of whole body training (WBV) as are used for training astronauts to stimulate the development of bone density and muscle tone. The human version is adopted world-wide as an accepted means of raising overall fitness and the combustion of fat. Because it stimulates the blood circulation without the horse having to move, this makes it also a very effective therapy also for horses that are off work or on box rest, so we are very pleased to add this to our rehabilitation facility here at Longholes.

Equine Sunswitch Solariums have the following benefits……Horses show clear health benefits when exposed regularly to shortwave infrared. Stress levels are reduced, and mood is lifted. Skin and coat condition improves and it has been found to help clear sinus congestion. Horses prepared for exercise under shortwave infrared relax and start to warm up before they leave the yard. This shortens the ridden warm-up time and minimises any harmful effects of setting off with cold muscles, ligaments and tendons. Shown to increase stride-length. Very helpful with cold-backed horses. Short wavelength infrared emitted by Equarium® solariums is readily absorbed into the soft tissue, where it stimulates the circulation and relieves pain and tension. Unlike a canopy solarium there is ample space to massage the patient while it’s receiving heat treatment. A valuable adjunct to physiotherapy. Another welcome addition to our rehabilitation, breaking and pre-training programme at Longholes.

We will report back soon with photos and case studies………in the mean time, check out Equine Health Centre for more information.

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