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15th March 2013

   The Solarium    

The therapeutic benefits of radiant heat and sunlight are well documented in authoritative books on equine inury and therapy.

Ultraviolet light: has found to benefit stable-kept horses, a source of artificial sunlight to boost general health and well being.

Radiant Heat: The heat energy penetrates the skin into the underlying muscle tissue and helps stimulate blood circulation due to the warmth. This improves muscle elasticity thereby helping to reduce and recover from injury.

Heat, being a form of energy, increases metabolic activity in the cells. This increased activity causes an increase in oxygen demand locally. As a result, capillary dilation occurs to increase the amount of blood that brings oxygen and nutrients to the area.

The regular use of an equine solarium have found to benefit

. Improves blood circulation and cellular metabolism
. Improves muscle elasticity in advance of intensive work,   thereby reducing the risk of sustaining injury.
. Helps reduce stiffness after work, promotes relaxation and recovery.
. Assists in the releif of pain after injury, especially back pain
. Improves general health and well being
. Helps dry-off a horse/pony after exercise /wash-down.

In summary the therapeutic results of these effects are a reduction in pain and muscle spasm, an increase in circulation, more mobile connective tissue and a general feeling of relaxation and well being.


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