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Acupressure for your horse

 

With Accuhorsemat® the blood circulation increases as well as the release of endorphins, “happiness hormones”.

Let your horse benefit from acupressure, an ancient treatment for relaxation, recovery and pain relief. Accuhorsemat® is designed for horses, with three removable acupressure mats at work. An optimal design for the major muscle groups and meridians, triggering some 11,000 pressure points.

Use Accuhorsemat before training to make your horse calm, relaxed and ready for work. Or after training and competition for faster recovery and relaxation.

You can also use it at the stable, before and/or after transport or anywhere you go.

 


 

How it Works

Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, acupressure uses pressure to stimulate the acupuncture points and meridians. It increases blood flow, relaxes muscles and releases endorphins so called 'happy hormones'.

Use Accuhorsemat before training to make your horse calm, relaxed and ready for work. Or after training and competition for faster recovery and relaxation.

Important!

The acupressure pads are removable and can be detached so as not to be too close to individual horses’ sensitive areas, such as the hip and the croup. Make sure to feel with your hand that the acupressure pads are at the right place and not too close to the sensitive areas. 

Do not forget that if your horse has any visual wounds, rashes or similarities, that are placed on places where the acupressure mats are, do not use the Accuhorsemat® before they are healed.

If your horse is under medical treatment, we recommend that you consult your veterinarian before using Accuhorsemat during that period.

Accuhorsemat AB does not take any responsibility for the horse’s reaction or the owner’s actions when using the Accuhorsemat®. 

 

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The Thermography study show amazing results

To find out what happens in the horses body, we conducted a thermography study with infrared imaging. The infrared camera is highly sensitive to changes in temperature. And the results were striking.

It´s clearly visible that placing the acupressure mats on vital areas of the horse's body is sufficient as the effect of increased blood flow will spread through the whole body of the horse.

The study was done in collaboration with Tomas Cernansky from Animal Infrared Imaging, Portland, Oregon, USA and Dr Peter Leando,Veterinarian, President of the American College of Clinical Thermography (ACCT) and Managing Director of Meditherm Inc, Florida,USA.

Dr Cierra Dedeker, Veterinarian at Peak Performance Equine, PLLC,Oregon, USA, uses Accuhorsmat herself, comments on the report:

'Accuhorsemat works from a prevention, maintenance and treatment standpoint, and is an exciting tool to integrate into a performance horse's routine before and after tacking up. Adequate warm up of the major muscle groups for any athlete is essential to performance'.


FAQ

When can i use Accuhorsemat?

It´s relaxation on the go. And you can use it on a daily basis. To warm up before practise or after for recovery and relaxation. Since different rules and policies applies, we recommend that you look up what rules are valid in your country or if so, in the country where you shall train or compete.

How often can I use Accuhorsemat?

Let your horse relax itself to wellness. When your horse is accustomed to the rug, use it as warm up before practise or after for recovery and relaxation. The recommended use is for around 30-45 minutes. This will increase blood circulation as well as speeding up muscular recovery.

Can I leave my horse alone with Accuhorsemat?

Simply stay close by, perfect time for stable chores. Most horses are relaxed and enjoy, but a horse is a horse and may suddenly react to something.

How long should I leave the Accuhorsemat on?

As you introduce the Accuhorsemat, start with a time period of 10-15 minutes. This will let your horse get used to the treatment. Increase the periods gradually to 30-45 minutes and your horse will enjoy the full benefits of your Accuhorsemat.

How do I present the Accuhorsemat to my horse?

Most horses are used to rugs. However, the acupressure mats provides a new sensation. See how your horse responds by introducing it step by step. Start with the hindquarter's acupressure mat for a few minutes. Make a light circular movement over the mat with your hand to provide a little pressure. Then put the rug on and gradually increase the use.

Can I use the same size for all my horses?

No, Accuhorsemat comes in several sizes to fit each horse, it´s available in sizes from Small (63”-69”, 12-14 hands, 110-125 cm) to Large (81” and up, 17-above hands, 155 cm and up), so you can find an Accuhorsemat that fits your horse perfectly.

How do I put the Accuhorsemat on?

Start easy, just let the hindquarter's acupressure mat stay on your horse for a while. This will allow your horse to get used to the acupressure rosettes. If your horse is calm, next step is to add a little pressure, make light circular movements over the mat to add a little pressure. When your horse has become accustomed to the sensation, you can use the complete rug and gradually increase the duration of use.

Can I use the hindquarter mat on its own?

Yes, especially if the weather is hot and you don´t want to add a rug. You can also get our new Accuhorsemat Cooler with an optimal mesh for hot days.

Can I use Accuhorsemat in combination with medical treatment?

If your horse is under any kind of medical treatment, we recommend that you consult your veterinarian before using the rug during that period.

What is acupressure?

Acupressure is an ancient treatment for relaxation, recovery and pain relief. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, acupressure uses pressure to stimulate the acupuncture points and meridians. All our blankets have three removable acupressure mats with spikeroses, that increase blood circulation and the release of endorphins, “happiness hormones”.

Do the acupressure roses wear out?

They don´t usually wear out, but since they are removable, they can always be replaced. Just send us an email if you need extra acupressure roses.

The best care for my Accuhorsemat?

Shake the rug and let it hang to dry before storing in its bag. The blanket and bag can be machine washed, 40° C. The acupressure mats can simply be rinsed off and dried.