Equine light therapy

Light therapy, also known as “phototherapy”, uses a combination of super luminous (visible) and infra-red (invisible) light. It treats damage to skin, as well as problems with muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments.

The treatment works by stimulating the blood supply in the area, providing extra oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissue. It also stimulates the lymphatic system, enabling waste products to be removed more quickly, reducing inflammation. Light therapy increases the production of collagen, an essential protein in the repair of damaged tissue. Other reported effects of the treatment include stimulating the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and increasing the body’s ability to replace damaged cells.