Equine Hydrotherapy using chilled, aerated, saline water has been proven to be beneficial for many equine injuries and ailments. Hydrotherapy has also been shown to speed recovery and increase fitness and well-being.
The SPAS UK Equine Spa is designed and built to meet the hydrotherapy needs of professional trainers and riders at a affordable price because the people behind SPAS UK Equine Hydrotherapy are professional trainers and riders. Using chilled, aerated, saline water maintained between 2 – 4°C, the SPAS UK Spa helps to reduce swelling and encourage healing of lower leg injuries and also hardens tendons and ligaments.
The Aim Of Equine Hydrotherapy
The saline water ensures that the wound is kept thoroughly clean and, together with the oxygenating jets, increases blood circulation, which speeds tissue re-growth and reduces overall healing time. This also provides analgesic pain management. There is no other Equine Spa being so widely and successfully used by so many top professional trainers and therapy yards.
Equine Hydrotherapy Spa water has 4 main properties
The temperature of the water is consistently chilled to between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius. This is vital for halting further fibre deterioration. The cold water reduces swelling by making the blood vessels constrict therefore flushing out the excess fluid/ blood. When the horses come out of the spa the blood vessels then dilate therefore causing a rush of fresh blood, rich in nutrients and oxygen, to the affected area accelerating the healing process and increasing circulation around the body.
2. Salt Concentration
The water contains sodium chloride (table salt) and magnesium salts (Epsom salts) the same amount found in seawater. This is of great benefit for drawing out bruising and infection because it acts as a poultice. It is also has a natural healing effect on wounds.
The spa also has 2 air jets which help to dissolve oxygen into the water to help reach the blood stream more efficiently thus maximizing the tissues uptake of oxygen accelerating the healing process. The jets also have a massage effect on the limbs, which help to stimulate the circulation and dispersing swelling.
4. Depth of Water in the Spa
The depth of water in the spa is determined by position of the injury.
The spa session will last around 20 minutes. The horses wear a nappy and his legs and feet will be washed before their treatment. Horses can be brought to the spa daily at £25 per session or can stay for a concentrated therapy plan.
There are packages to suit requirements and budgets.
The Equine Hydrotherapy Spa is recognised by insurance companies as ‘Alternative therapy’ if referred by a vet.
- 100% Natural Alternative to Veterinary Drugs
- Widely Used by Top Professionals and Therapy Yards
- Proven and Used by the Veterinary Industry
Spa Livery and Rehabilition
Click here to visit the livery section of Ibby’s website and to find out more about how horses of all ages and disciplines can benefit from rehabilitation and hydrotherapy spells at Ibby’s yard. Lunging, pole work physio, box rest and bringing back from injury are all options subject to the individual needs of your horse.