Performance. Energy. Healing
Promoting balance for the Horse and Rider
Increase, Improve and Reduce.
These three words are the core of what we do.
Using advanced Kinesiology Taping Methods let us show you how we can help you and your horse Increase awareness of the body during movement, Improve athleticism, recover from injuries and Reduce pain and inflammation among a myriad of other conditions seen in performance horses and equestrians alike.
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What is Kinesiology Taping?
Kinesiology tape is effective in reducing inflammation, increasing support and stability, reducing pain and improving function and range of movement. Application provides stability and support to joints and muscles, depending on the cut and amount of stretch used. Range of motion is not restricted since the tape’s longitudinal axis ‘stretch’ allows it to move WITH the body, and facilitates correct movement. Using kinesiology tape on your equine partner will enhance the effects of any bodywork session.
Kinesiology tape works by lifting the hair and skin to create a decompressive effect. This decompression allows blood to flow more freely through the underlying soft tissue, which helps to remove waste products and inflammation while also increasing blood flow. This brings about oxygen and nutrients which are vital for healing. Tape decompression effect reduces pressure on the pain receptors (nociceptors) while stimulating the mechanoreceptors which play a part in proprioception or "movement awareness". Furthermore the pressure on the layer of tissue between skin and bone is reduced, restoring normal slide and glide mechanics between the layers. This mechanism increases range of motion.
Kinesiology tape can also be used in competition animals without injuries to give extra support to areas under more stress during training and competition. Competition rules do apply so be sure to ask us or refer to the USEF Rule Book.