Friday, December 14, 2018

PEMF Day for the Girls


Emmy waiting her turn

  Black Friday didn't bring me many goodies, I bought an Amigo rain sheet for Emmy to match the other girls at a really good price but that was it.  The most local PEMF administrator was having a sale though, 50% off sessions.  She is about 2 hrs from me so I messaged her and asked if she ever comes down this way as I have always wanted to try it.  It turns out she was already planning on seeing a few horses in my area so she could happily add me to the list.

  If you haven't heard of this type of therapy, here is a basic explanation;
PEMF therapy uses bursts of low-level electromagnetic radiation to heal damaged tissues and bone, to relieve injury-related pain, and even to stimulate organs.  The idea is that pulses at low frequencies will pass through the skin and penetrate deep into muscle, bones, tendons, and even organs to activate the cell’s energy and encourage its natural repair mechanisms.  PEMF is catching on as a non-invasive way to approach injuries, chronic pain, and even chronic conditions like depression and diabetes.
 Some of the benefits are;

  • Rate of injury healing
  • Immune function
  • Sleep
  • Depression
  • Physical energy
  • Bone healing and density
  • Circulation
  A few weeks later we had a date with the PEMF machine!  Penny went first.  She was totally fine with the tubes and the lady handling her and the machine.  She quickly relaxed and seemed to almost smile once the machine got going.  The tubes just lay against her, and the electromagnetic waves do their thing.  Her muscles begin twitching.  It is really cool to see.  Some areas twitch more than others.  Some horses will twitch more on one side than another, like when their neck or shoulders are being done.

A very chilled out Miss Pen



 She moved the tubes down her back, and also over her hind end.  She ended on her neck and chest, and if any areas needed extra attention she would work those areas again. While she did her body, she also used the leg tube on each leg over a period of time.  Penny stood totally still only moving a bit when the tubes were readjusted.  When she was done we moved onto Valley and then Emmy.  Both girls also stood perfectly for the whole procedure.  Even Emmy who is just a month off the track, gave us no issue.

Valley getting her big booty done
working on Emmy - shes already gained so much weight

 They all seemed to really, really enjoy it.  Once they were all done I turned them back out for the afternoon.  I was observing them to see if there was any noticeable change.  Penny went and parked beside the round bale and slept for at least 3 hours. It was hilarious.  She must have been so unbelievably relaxed after her session, and that is not like her personality.   So I was happy to see that. Even if it just super relaxes the horse, I would say that is a positive effect of the therapy.

  I rode her a few days after and she felt amazing.  She was fresh with energy but in a good way.  The other two girls seem their happy selves.  I think I would certainly go for more PEMF therapy in the future on my girls.

 Have you ever used PEMF? What did you think?

6 comments:

  1. I’ve never heard of this! But it sounds great! I’m all for alternative methods!

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  2. I want to try this so badly for Charlie - a barn mate gets it regularly for his horse and loves it! Maybe one day when I have more cash haha

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  3. I wish we had someone in our area that did it because I really want to give it a try. I've heard so many good things about it.

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  4. I’ve never heard of this. Your horses seem to like it

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  5. I am a true believer! When the pocket book allows I try to have our practitioners out as much as possible. My semi-retired TB had a bad stifle and was very cold backed BEFORE his career ending soft tissue injuries. PEMF keeps him sound and happy without having to resort to NSAIDs.

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  6. I wish we had something like this in our area!! Spoiled ponies!!

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