Horses and Muscle Pain

Horses mainly suffer from primary and secondary muscular pain. While primary muscular pain would required a diagnosis by your preferred vet, secondary muscular distress can be reduced by applying certain measures like muscular massage. This is where Casada Massagers for Horses can help recover from secondary muscle pain and injury.

While secondary muscle pain is more common than primary, it can be frustrating to diagnose its exact cause . The multitude of contributing factors include, but are not limited to: poor fitness, dietary deficiencies, improper saddle fit, shoeing problems, or altered movement due to joint pain.(Source-Equine Wellness Magazine)

Treating secondary muscle pain includes finding the source of the problem and alleviating it. This can be followed by spinal manipulation/chiropractic, acupuncture, massage or muscle relaxants. Once the problem has been identified, treatment is critical to reduce pain and prevent its return.

Massage for Horse Riders

Massage plays a part in every form of sport or exercise. This is true for persons engaged in Equestrian sport too. Unfortunately, many people believe aches and pains are an inevitable consequence to activity. But massage can actually reduce or eliminate what may appear to be exercise-induced pain.

It can increase endurance, control fatigue and help people feel better when used as part of a regular health program. Massage therapy can also speed muscle recovery rates as it eliminates irritation from waste. By helping reduce fatigue and aid recovery, regular massage enables more productive training, with longer, more effective workouts. The ultimate spin-offs are better performance with fewer injuries and increased stamina and fitness.

I wanted to write to express my sincere gratitude for enabling me to continue my profession. As a professional horse rider I have sustained numerous injuries training and teaching young horses. I also work in all weather which does exacerbate the joint pain and muscles stiffness from old injuries. Thanks to your Massage Cushion, I am able to improve my flexibility and suppleness, and relieve inflammation from previous muscle damage. With suppleness comprising of 20% of overall fitness, it is key that it is maintained. Since taking a day off is not an option as the work still needs to be done, I can honestly say that the Casada cushion is as integral to my career as my horses are. Unlike other products I have tried, the Casada cushion is super strong and works as a deep tissue massage with you being in control of the amount of pressure. For me, it is equivalent to having a top sports massage therapist, as a member of my team, who is able to travel everywhere with me and keep me in peak physical condition. Not only does it help with my day to day work, it also aids recovery from an injury, especially if used in conjunction with physiotherapy. Thank you Casada for developing such a fantastic product which is in a league of it’s own.
Lottie Goldstone - International Event Rider

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