As an owner or a trainer, we know you are constantly re-evaluating your training program. Veterinary medicine is continuing to evolve, feeding programs and horseshoeing are becoming more scientific and state-of-the-art. One needs to ask why so many horses suffer from fatigue or come up lame when its time to perform. The equine athlete is expected to perform its best, even when suffering from pain, strain, or tight sore muscles that are heavy with toxic lactic acid build up. Trainers do what they can by employing ice/heat therapy and/or limited massage techniques, but still they complain when the horse has a "cold back". Using the Equisports Massager fills the horse's muscles with rich, oxygenated blood by increasing circulation and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic build up from the muscles. The Equisports Massager uses its unique, deep penetrating oscillation massage therapy action to accomplish what a horse needs to perform his best. Performance counts and you can count on Equisports Massager and a consistent massage therapy regime to improve your horse's performance and overall quality of life. Improve your horse's performance today. MASSAGE: * one of the most useful and easily obtained forms of treatment in the field of physical therapy. * dilates or opens up blood vessels, improving circulation and relieving congestion. * increases the number of red blood cells, especially in cases of anemia. * acts as a “mechanical cleanser” pushing along lymph and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris. * improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity. * relaxes muscle spasms and relieves tension. * increases the blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid produced through voluntary muscle contraction. * helps to overcome harmful “fatigue” products resulting from strenuous exercise or injury. * compensates for lack of exercise and muscular contraction due to injury, illness or age, and remain inactive. In these cases, massage helps return venous blood to the heart and eases the strain on this vital organ. * may burst the fat capsule in the subcutaneous tissue so that the fat exudes and becomes absorbed. * increases the excretion of fluids along with nitrogen, inorganic phosphorous and salt via the kidneys * stretches connective tissue, improves the circulation and nutrition of the tissue, breaks down or prevents the formation pf adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis. * improves the circulation and nutrition to joints. It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in joints and in turn alleviates pain. * encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur necessary for tissue repair in horses convalescing from bone fractures. * may have a sedative or stimulation effect on the nervous system depending on the type and length of the massage treatment.