equine therapy spa

Not Just Another Day at the Spa by Allen Gutowski

Cutting Horse Central / Author: Alex Taft

When you hear the word “spa,” massages and facials may come to mind, but M/M Equine Spa & Rehab Center’s services will make you rethink the idea that a spa just provides a day of relaxation. 

Cutting horses and other performance horses are often asked to give 100 percent in the show pen for extended periods of time, especially during some of those marathon Triple Crown events. And often, those athletes need more than just a couple days of rest to bounce back for the next show, particularly if a horse has a new or existing injury. 

Matt Miller, and his wife, Megan, had seen the power of rehabilitation therapy on their own horses first hand and thought the addition of a rehab center at their training facility (M/M Cutting Horses) in Poolville, Texas, would be invaluable. 

Their goal was to not only be able to service and rehab their own client’s horses, but also equine athletes from other programs, as well. The spa offers a variety of treatments that will ensure your horses are feeling strong and performing at their best.

One of their most popular services is the ECB Cold Saltwater Spa. The Cold Salt Hydrotherapy is used to treat and prevent a variety of injuries by moving 35°F aerated saltwater around those problem or high-risk areas of the lower leg. The cold temperature helps to increase blood circulation and decrease inflammation, while the salt concentration causes ligaments and tendons to tighten.

“On some of the horses that we get in for rehab for lower leg injuries, the healing effects of the Cold Saltwater Spa can be seen after only one treatment,” said M/M Equine Spa & Rehab Center Manager, Jocelyn Marzella. “I have had horses with suspensory injuries struggle to walk into the spa, and then walk out nearly sound from the instant relief in inflammation. With repeated spa treatments, healing time is noticeably shorter.” 

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M/M Equine Spa and Rehab Center

M/M Equine Spa and Rehab Center

Rehabbing Restricted Equine Motion by Allen Gutowski

Check out the current issue of Modern Equine Vet for ECB Spa client Dr. Steve Adair's recommendations on rehabbing horses. Dr. Adair runs the University of Tennessee's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. CLICK HERE for the article. 

“The ECB Equine Spa is an integral part of our management of equine distal limb swelling resulting from wounds, tendonitis and lymphedema. It significantly reduces overall hospitalization time in these cases.”

— Dr. Steve Adair, III, MS, DVM, DACVS - Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Haras du Saubouas in France Expands and Installs ECB Spa by Allen Gutowski

Paul Basquin of Haras du Saubouas on adding high-quality equipment, like the spa:

"We work with a lot of trainers from the South-West and different veterinary clinics. We regularly receive horses at rest and also horses who need care. The spa is, to me, the most efficient thalassotherapy machine. It allows the treatment of tendon injuries and bone damages with excellent results and upgraded recovery time. It also ensures to ease the limbs and joints after a big effort or a trauma. It is very efficient in the case of a laminitis. It is full of very cold saline water (2 degrees), with oxygen coming through the ground and spread on the limbs at a high pressure. This water can cover all the joints, fetlocks, knees and hocks."

Lindy Farms: It's Better Than Kentucky by Allen Gutowski

Check out this three part series on the beautiful Lindy Farms in Connecticut... For the link to the full series CLICK HERE

"Lindy has some 30 horses in training at it farm and the horses are spoiled with the very best facilities and care — including an impressive equine therapeutic spa that features a cold water Jacuzzi, water treadmill and a vibrating floor under a gigantic heat lamp that can be lowered just above a horse’s back. Farm manager John Belskie said the spa is great for dealing with horses suffering from inflammation and soreness."

ECB Equine Spa Now Available At Santa Anita Race Track by Allen Gutowski

Tyler Cerin's Equine Body Works has just installed a brand new ECB Equine Spa at the Santa Anita Race Track. For more about Tyler's background and the services he offers, CLICK HERE

As you will discover from the article, Tyler puts the well-being of the horses he works with as a top priority... and in that regard he tested out the Spa for himself before putting any of his patients in! Most clients only dip in a toe, but Tyler wanted to get the full effect...

Olympic Gold Medalist Big Star back in his daily routine of Spa Treatments by Allen Gutowski

Nick Skelton and Big Star have just won Olympic Gold in Rio... Big Star is back home and back to his regular routine, including daily spa treatments. Congratulations on a job well done! 

For full article, CLICK HERE

Rio 2016 - Great Britain's Nick Skelton & Big Star - Individual Final Round B

ECB Equine Spa at Gulfstream Park by Allen Gutowski

A huge THANK YOU to High Tide Equine and Tiffany Milne for taking the time to demonstrate the Spa at Gulfstream Park and for the stable tour... we loved meeting all of the incredible horses too! 

After the horses were done with their treatments, some of us humans decided to give the Spa a try... cold does not even begin to describe the water! 

TRIFECTA EQUINE ATHLETIC CENTER NOW OPEN! by Allen Gutowski

In addition to the Equine Spa, ECB has installed their very first Aqua Treadmill in the USA at the new state-of-the-art Trifecta Equine Athletic Center in southern California!

Trifecta is the only full-service, veterinarian supervised, equine sports medicine, rehabilitation & conditioning center of its kind. It is ideally located just steps away from the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center & San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, and in close proximity to Santa Anita Racetrack, Los Alamitos Racetrack, Galway Downs, and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club & Racetrack. A place where innovative treatments are proven to enhance recovery from injuries, support post-operative care, as well as strengthen the cross-training methods of the equine athlete.

For more information, visit their website at the following link: Trifecta Equine

Petaluma horseman mounts life's challenges by Allen Gutowski

Our hearts go out to our client Ron Malone as he battles this terrible disease. We have been working with Ron and his staff at Circle Oak since 2010... he truly has built one of the finest equine rehab facilities on the west coast and one of the nicest people you will meet... this is a wonderful article about Ron and his passion for horses: CLICK HERE

Camden Equine Rehab Takes Spa Mobile in SC by Allen Gutowski

Camden Equine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Center in Camden, SC is now offering a mobile equine spa for Cold Salt Water Hydrotherapy injury rehabilitation, Post-surgical care and accelerated conditioning services. Give them a call at 636-634-5210 for more information or to set up an appointment!

Winners at the NCHA Western Nationals by Allen Gutowski

Congratulations to J&S Equine Spa customer and trainer Cullen Chartier and owner Alexis Stephas and ONCE YOU GO BLACK on their Championship win with a 221 and Reserve Champion win for Cullen and owner Hillary Watson and SCOOTER MCGAVIN 220 at the NCHA Western Nationals in Denver this week!

Spa Treatment Results - Finish Line Farms by Allen Gutowski

This horse was injured in the pasture but exactly how was unknown to the owner. She was with other mares and no evidence of damage to any fences. But after a month of spa and doctoring she made remarkable progress toward recovery. Starting far left was the day she arrived, then 1 week, 2 weeks & 3 weeks of having a spa treatment every other day at Finish Line Farms.

Hassinger Equine Rehabilitation Offers ECB Spa Treatments by Allen Gutowski

Hassinger Equine Rehabilitation and Conditioning Center is a one-of-a-kind sports therapy and rehabilitation center located within a cutting-edge equine sports medicine and imaging hospital located in the "horse friendly" Sandhills of North Carolina. The performance center provides an integrative, team approach to rehabilitate injuries and achieve peak performance from each individual athlete. The center is equipped with the most modern, cutting-edge therapy and fitness equipment. Our "all-inclusive" horse care is administered by a staff of experienced industry professionals who are leaders in their respective fields. From our veterinary staff to our experienced riders, Hassinger Equine is "THE CHOICE" of industry professionals. 

CLICK HERE to visit their website.