What is ANMR? (Animal Neuro-Myofascial Release)
Neuro-myofascial release (NMR) is a form of massage therapy that focuses on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems of animals, particularly horses. It is designed to improve the overall functioning of these systems, which can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and increase performance.
During an ANMR treatment, the therapist will use a variety of techniques to manipulate the muscles and connective tissue (fascia) of the horse. This may include gentle stretching, pressure, and manipulation of the tissue to release tension and improve circulation. The therapist may also use light touch or vibration to stimulate the nervous system and improve sensory input.
NMR can be particularly beneficial for horses that have chronic pain or injuries, as well as those that are being trained for performance. It can help to improve flexibility and range of motion, as well as reduce muscle spasms and tension. In addition, NMR can help to improve overall relaxation and well-being in horses, which can be particularly beneficial for those that are stressed or anxious.
Overall, NMR is a safe and effective treatment option for many horses and can be an important part of a comprehensive care plan for maintaining their health and well-being.