Soundwave Massage Treatment: A Sound Investment in Horse Health

By: Nikki Alvin-Smith (2018)

Soundwave therapy may be the answer if you are a horse owner searching for a quick and easy massage application to soothe your sore horse and aid in his tissue or joint recovery.

Horse owners are asking more frequently about an alternative to Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) due to their concerns that their horses don’t like it. Consequently, the search is on for something easier to use but still provides great benefits for the soundness and health of the horse.

The answer is the light, portable Matrix Ultra Low Soundwave Massager. Also called a Qi machine, the unit is no bigger than a smartphone, and the controller only weighs 7.5 oz. You can plug it into a power source or, for increased mobility, use the lithium battery pack for up to 50 hours without recharge.

Soundwave therapy has been used for decades to maintain soundness and comfort for equine athletes by professionals, such as racehorse trainers and top-tier riders across multiple equestrian disciplines. It is beneficial to horses and humans. It is truly a wonderful method to address soreness and provides an option to use by holding either directly on the horse or, if the horse is super sore, keeping it in close proximity to the horse. Either way, a trained equine bodywork therapist will notice the change in the tissue quality of the horse immediately. Its use will benefit the horse in several areas:

• Provides fast relief to tight or sore tissue
• Relieves arthritis pain and soreness
• Increases blood circulation
• Improves tissue quality and helps reduce scar tissue
• Dissolves hematomas
• Shrinks edemas
• Relieves joint pain
• Relieves sore feet and is a valuable aid in the treatment of laminitis

The Matrix Soundwave Massager is easy to use with two settings, hi/low and a timer, and as the horses love the unique sensation of They stand happily for the 20-30 minute treatment with the gentle vibration.

If you want to cover more territory, use two transducers at a time or have a friend work one side of the horse while you work the other.

The Matrix Soundwave Massager is reasonably priced. For the massage therapist, this modality is a great addition to your array of offerings to clients. As a caring horse owner without experience in the massage field, I find this treatment simple to use daily or whenever needed. You can even use it on dogs.

Interested in acupressure? This treatment can be utilized along the meridians and can be used to put energy into specific points.

How Does Ultra-Low Soundwave Therapy Work?

Soundwaves that run in frequencies below 20 Hz are infrasonic (ultra-low). Frequencies above 20Hz are ultrasonic. The Matrix Ultra Low Soundwave device works in the 8-14 Hz range. The use of this low level of soundwave frequency produces a valuable therapy for dramatically reducing fresh swellings, relaxing tight muscles, and relieving soreness, e.g., the wither and shoulder area in a showjumping equine, where the jamming of the saddle and impact from the ground on landing produces inevitable soreness despite the best saddle fit; the gluteus muscles of the dressage horse that tire from extended trot work; hoof pain due to soreness or abscesses in the eventing athlete and endurance horses will undoubtedly appreciate a total body approach!

The fact that the Matrix Ultra Low Soundwave Massager can be used close to the body without touching sensitive tissue is another reason it is so well tolerated and enjoyed by the recipients of this treatment modality and is so valuable in treating any acute condition.

The soundwave encourages the horse’s own system to release endorphins, which reduces the pain and causes the horse to release natural cortisone to reduce swelling. Additionally, acute injuries respond very well to soundwave therapy, and Matrix Ultra Low Soundwave Massager helps resolve injuries more readily by removing toxins and increasing blood supply.

The only contraindication for using soundwave therapy is where there is a fracture because the gentle vibration might not have a positive effect.

Work in Harmony With Your Horse

If you are frustrated with high-powered PEMF exposure, you are not alone. Soundwave treatment works in holistic harmony with the horse and provides a straightforward, safe, and simple therapy that horses love. Users report that temporary relief will sometimes last for days, and others say that the overall condition often improves to restore health.

The Matrix Ultra Low Soundwave Massager is a great way to come back to what works with a therapy that supports the horse’s well-being and does not just block pain, which is a rudimentary and temporary fix. 

Whether you are an experienced therapist or a concerned horse owner, this device is a logical choice to add to your ‘toolbox’ in caring for the horse’s health.

You could say, “ Nothing could be simpler.”  This non-invasive therapy treatment is safe, effective, fun, and easy for everyone.

Soundwave massage treatment is a sound investment in horse health. Please check out the Matrix Ultra Low Soundwave Massager here and take the first stride to heal your horse today.

Updated by Matrix 2023