Equilibrium Massage Pad

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Description

Lightweight and portable, the Equilibrium Massage Pad works by stimulating the muscles on the horse’s back by pulsing, vibration and stroking actions.

  • Clinically proven to improve back flexibility and promote relaxation  (see trial results)
  • Shaped to follow the contours of the horse’s back, provides coverage from withers to quarters
  • Battery operated 30-minute sessions
  • Three different, easily adjustable programs that allow you to choose the intensity of the massage
  • Perfect before exercise as part of warm up and after exercise to help with toxin removal
  • Can be used to help alleviate back problems or anytime as a rewarding treatment
  • Fits a wide range of horses and ponies
  • Easy to fit, clean & store with a modern & practical sports holdall
  • New high performance battery & universal charger*
  • 2 year product warranty

PLEASE NOTE: The Equilibrium Massage Pad is only compatiable with the new Equilibrium Battery and Charger. Please do not use old chargers or batteries with this product.

When to use
  • For horses on box rest to promote blood flow
  • After exercise to help with toxin removal
  • Before exercise as part of warm up
  • At a show to help recover from travelling
  • On your horses day off as part of a maintenance programme
  • To help alleviate back problems
  • Anytime as a rewarding treatment
Benefits & Clinical Trials

Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy has shown to help reduce back stiffness caused by injury and long term chronic conditions such as arthritis. It does this by increasing the blood supply to the effected muscles and removing the build up of toxins.

Tension is often one of the most common reasons for poor performance and by increasing relaxation and improving back flexibility; the negative effects of tension can be reduced. Relaxed muscles will assist with flexibility and movement in particular for competition horses performing dressage movements and jumping technical fences.

 

Clinical Trials

As part of Equilibrium's commitment to research and product development, the Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad was tested by Myerscough College in Lancashire, UK.

The results, following six weeks of testing showed that the massage pad offers significant benefits to working horses, improving back flexibility and promoting relaxation and can show an increase in stride length.

 

Test Methods

The trial itself consisted of high performance horses where the effects of massage were investigated. Firstly the horses were measured for signs of stress / relaxation immediately before, during and after the application of the massage pads over a six week period. Secondly, the horses were assessed in terms of flexibility and suppleness. There were two groups of horses – a treated group and a control group.

Back flexibility was assessed using the the ‘Arch Dip Test’. The test involves the use of pressure stimulus to generate a reflex in the horses’ back. Pressure applied to a specific region in the spinal area results in the horse ‘dipping’ away from the pressure, with a more flexible back allowing the horse to exhibit a greater ability to dip away from the source of the pressure. The arch test involves the application of pressure to the horses’ midline, in order to stimulate an upwards arch reflex in the horses’ back away from the source of pressure. Similarly, a more flexible back allows the horse to exhibit a greater ability to arch the back upwards away from the source of the pressure. The horses that had used the pad showed a significant improvement in back flexibility of approx 46%.

The horses also had their heart rates monitored. It was shown that the horses wearing the massage pad had their heart rates reduced and maintained a state of relaxation during treatment.

More Information

Leading the way in innovation, the Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad was designed to provide effective, easy to use, affordable massage therapy for all horses and ponies and is now one of the most talked about products on the British Dressage Members Forum and the Horse & Hound forum.

Following clinical trials at Myerscough College, UK the Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad is proven to improve back flexibility and promote relaxation in horses.

The Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad was created in 2007 to help treat a successful ex racehorse suffering from chronic back pain and sensitivity. Following combined treatment with the Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Back Pad, the horse made a full recovery and went on to pursue a new career, in Endurance!

How Does the Massage Pad Work?

The Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad has three different settings – high, medium and low – which can be selected easily from the attached controller. This enables you to select the intensity of the program to suit your horse. Each program has three different types of massage – pulsing, vibration and stroking –to ensure all muscles are worked in different ways.

The Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad can be easily incorporated into your warming up and cooling down routine. The medium setting is ideal to warm up muscles before exercise, the low setting can be used to cool down after work and the high setting helps alleviate back problems when your horse requires a more intense massage. Each session will last for 30 minutes however, this can be manually stopped at any time.

The Massage Pad fits an array of horses and ponies so can be easily transferred from horse to horse or pony. It comes in a handy carry bag which makes it ideal for use at home, away. It is easy to store in the tack room and is wipe clean. The bag also has useful storage spots for the battery and charger.

The Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad is now the choice of many Olympians, world champions and  top producers.

It can be used on its own or in conjunction with the hand held Massage Mitt for an all over massage.

DID YOU KNOW? MAGNETIC THERAPY can help to increase the speed of healing when treating specific back conditions. Combined use of the Equilibrium Therapy Magnetic Back Pad overnight and the Massage Pad once a day can help to maintain a healthy back.

FAQs & Safety

Will the new Equilibrium Therapy Silver Battery work with my black or navy Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad.

The new Equilibrium Therapy Silver Battery will work with the older style Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad (black or navy in colour), however it can only be charged using the NEW Equilibrium Therapy International Charger.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EQUILIBRIUM THERAPY BATTERY & INTERNATIONAL CHARGER

  1. Only use the Equilibrium Therapy interchangeable plug charger with the Equilibrium Therapy silver battery. See below for reference photographs. Do not use any charger other than that specifically provided for use with the equipment.
  2. The interchangeable charger includes 4 plug faces which slide on and off the charger for use in the appropriate country.
  3. Only use the charger with the cable fully uncoiled. If the charger is not plugged into the mains, but is connected to the battery, the green light will show on the charger – this will drain the battery.
  4. Full charge of the battery can take up to 12 hours. The charger indicator light will be red when the battery is charging and green when the battery is fully charged.
  5. The external flexible cable/cord of the charger cannot be replaced. If the cable/cord is damaged or the connections to the plugs at either end are damaged or frayed, the charger must be disposed of safely and a new one purchased.
  6. Do not use any battery other than that specifically provided for use with the equipment. Only use the battery in the application for which it was intended.
  7. Do not leave on charge once the battery is fully charged.
  8. Retain the original product literature for future reference.
  9. Disconnect the battery from the pad when not in use to avoid potentially draining the battery.
  10. Do not dismantle, shred or open the battery pack.
  11. Do not expose the battery pack to heat or fire. Avoid storage in direct sunlight.
  12. Do not short circuit the battery. Do not store the battery haphazardly in a box or drawer where other metal items may short circuit the battery.
  13. Do not subject the battery to mechanical shock.
  14. In the event of the battery leaking, do not allow the liquid to come into contact with the skin or eyes. If contact has been made, wash the affected areas with water and seek medical advice.
  15. Dispose of the battery and charger safely in accordance with your country’s regulatory requirements.

Equilibrium Therapy Battery (7.4V 2200mAh)
For use with Equilibrium Therapy Battery Charger (Worldwide : Input 100-240V 50-60Hz 0.2A, Output DC 8.4V/400mA)

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Product Features
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  • Colour: Grey
  • Type - Therapy: Massage Therapy
Customer Reviews
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"Very quick delivery and excellent product "
Star Rating 5
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"I ordered this for my horse who suffers with back tension. It arrived within 2 days which I was overwhelmed with and I could feel an obvious improvement after the first time I used it before riding. It is an excellent value for money and a great treat to the horse."
Star Rating 5
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"I bought an equi massage system for my little event horse on the advice of my equine physio as she gets quite tight after work. ..arrived within 3 days and I'm delighted with it, use it before and after exercise and she loves it, definitely recommend"
Star Rating 5
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"I use the Equilibrium Massage pad to help relax my mare before riding. She loves it and her face and body visibly relax when it is on - perfect too before warming up for show jumping or dressage competitions - again it is part of her warm up routine and helps her muscles relax. I use in conjunction with the massage mitt which helps release tightness in her hamstrings before riding. Very swiftly delivered too by Wychanger Barton"
Star Rating 5
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"Great price and next day delivery on a branded item which is just what we wanted. The horses love it and we use it every day. Best deal around and first class service 5*"
Star Rating 5
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"Very good"
Star Rating 5
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"Excellent product, high quality that looks like it will last. Arrived the next day and my horses love it. Already noticing an improvement after just a few uses!"
Star Rating 5
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"I bought an Equilibrium Massage Pad for my horse and it is absolutely excellent. My horse loves having it on and is feeling looser over his back. "
Star Rating 5
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"Wish we had purchased this sooner - great product, horse is much softer from the start of session and encourages him to use his back"
Star Rating 5
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"Great quality product, easy to use and horse loves it "
Star Rating 4
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"Good product & excellent customer service from wychanger"
Star Rating 5
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"Excellent service and excellent product - easy to use. Bought after leg injury to avoid issues on box rest - really does the job"
Star Rating 5
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"Brought this pad as it had great reviews My friend and I shared the cost Both have older horses but in work They both love it. We do the warm up and cool down and it's really made a difference Horses a lot more free and supple Very simple to use and very good battery life although it doesn't say anywhere on the instructions how long. Had to call the shop. It is in fact 6 half hour sessions Would defiantly recommend it any age "
Star Rating 5
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"So pleased with the results I have got from this back pad. My thoroughbred had terrible muscle wastage behind his wither making saddle fitting very difficult but within a month of using this he is filling out and improving topline :) "
Star Rating 5
said...
"This is a fantastic product i have really noticed an improvement in my horse since using this product before i ride."
Star Rating 5
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