Being an athlete myself, I am a big supporter of alternative therapies for keeping horses feeling good. In our area, Magna Wave or PEMF therapy started becoming more popular around Summer 2019. I hopped on the bandwagon for a starter offer one of our local practitioners was offering. For those of you that have never heard of Magna Wave it is “Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) that are said to allow an animal’s body achieve a natural state of wellness. MagnaWave machines have a unique electrical current that runs through a copper coil that creates a pulsing magnetic field.” (Magna Wave)
Some other features that I liked when reading about PEMF Therapy included:
- Increase circulation through cellular exercise
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase Energy
- Speed recovery time from wounds, soft tissue injury, and broken bones, and post-operative procedures
- Promote better sleep
- Increase Range of Motion
- Improve the uptake of supplements and medications
- May help the animal’s body detox
- Sense of overall wellbeing and use for preventative wellness
- PEMF is FDA approved for depression/anxiety, non-union bone fractures, migraines, and glioblastoma
Many practitioners in our area had some pretty high prices for a 45min-1hr session. I think average is about $90-150/treatment which is on the higher end of something I would be looking to pay unless it had some pretty dramatic effects! The starter session was about half that price so I gave it a try. Montego was weary of those white tubes floating around him, but I think he really started to enjoy it towards the end. A couple other people from our barn decided to jump in and join our session and noticed some pretty big differences with their horses. One older horse has man recurring abscesses that the Magna Wave helps clear up out of his system!
It wasn’t until I decided to try the Magna Wave on myself that I was a true believer! From sports, I have some pretty bad muscle injuries from overuse that tend to flare up here and there. One morning I woke up with such a bad back ache I couldn’t move. Oddly enough our Magna Wave girl was coming out that evening and I asked if I could do a session too. Just a 10 min session and my results the next day were amazing. The pain was pretty much all but gone, which usually would take 3-4 days for me to fully recover from before.
Now we’ve become pretty close with the girl who does our Magna Wave and its always more of a barn party when she comes out to do our horses and ourselves! She offers the best pricing in our area so for our barn with the amount of horses we get done its about $50 a horse and $10 a person. For the results I have a found its a no brainer to get my horses done 1x month. Luna had her first session last month and I think it really helped her in some of our flatwork so I am excited to keep her going on it.
Montego has fully settled in to this pampering routine and full on puts himself to sleep when he’s getting worked on. I think its a good in between of his joint injections and chiropractic work to keep him feeling good and moving comfortably. If you haven’t tried Magna Wave, I would definitely recommend it. I love that its safe on people, horses, dogs etc. And if you’re in the SE PA area and want the name of our practitioner let me know! I would be happy to send along her info.