My name is Kristen Martucci, my experience with horses started very young with my mom being a Hunter/ Jumper trainer in California. Horsemanship was a huge part of our lessons along with the skills needed to compete. I went on to ride and work for a few amazing trainers through my 20's and learned invaluable information about the industry. After having kids, my focus changed, but my love of horses hadn't. I got my first Quarter Horse and began barrel racing in 2012, it has been a fun adventure. Still so much to learn, but I find the basics are the same.
I wanted to continue my love for the equine athlete through massage therapy. I believe preventative care is best, but when necessary there are many effective therapies for an injury. Our industry has a history of asking so much from our horses and not using all the tools available to keep them feeling their best. Massage and stretching are an integral part of maintaining their optimal performance level. When there is poor circulation to an area, blood can become stagnant, this means less oxygen at a cellular level and the cells get "sticky". Massage and Trigger Point therapy help to "break up" these areas to allow for better blood flow. With proper circulation, lactic acid is less likely to build up and any damage to the muscles can be repaired quickly by the body.
Think about all these high paid athletes, do you think they get muscle therapy after games and practice? I know they do! They need to preserve their bodies, there is no difference between that athlete and your horse.
I received my first certification from Therasage EMC, it is an wonderful program that teaches very effective skills of muscle manipulation. I can feel where they are holding tension and work the muscle carefully to increase circulation and bring oxygen to the area. The goal is to obtain more flexibility and joint mobility, this leads to proper muscle function and faster recovery times.
I am always looking to continue my education, so I am now working on my certification from The Masterson Method. Through The Masterson Method, the horse is able to release tension on their own by allowing them to enter a true relaxed state and access their parasympathetic nervous system. They show signs of releasing this tension by yawning, snorting, head shaking, deep breaths or sighs or some stoic horses only give me a nod or a blink. I also use a blend of Young Living essential oils during the massage, the aroma therapy along with the added circulatory system support creates a well balanced therapy session. By blending these modalities, I feel I can offer a unique experience for your horse.
I am now a Certified MagnaWave PEMF Practitioner!
This technology is incredible, I had been looking for a secondary modality that would be beneficial for the whole horse and reach a deeper level of wellness than a hands on massage.
MagnaWave was the answer. The company is incredible to work with and they put so much research into their products. I am certified to treat Equine, Canine and Humans. I will post the benefits below and a link to their site below. I am so excited to be able to offer this therapy to everyone in the Quad City area!
I learn something new everyday from these amazing animals as each one has their own wonderful personality. I look forward to the opportunity to work on your equine athlete, it is gratifying to see them relax and find relief through the massage.
Over 50 miles I require 2 or more horses to be booked. I will let you know if you are out of my service area.
MagnaWave PEMF Sessions
Kinetic Taping can be added to any session for $5-$20 per placement, depending on the needs.
How It Works
MagnaWave uses Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) to allow the body to heal itself naturally. The MagnaWave machines have a unique electrical current that runs through a copper coil that creates a pulsing magnetic field. These are known as PEMFs. Research about PEMF has been ongoing since the 1940s. Scientists have published thousands of studies, clinical trials and research articles on the topic.
Using MagnaWave is said to stimulate cell metabolism, increase oxygenation, and reduce inflammation. This action can cause a chain of processes in the body that could lead to improvement of health without adverse side effects.
The Body and Magnetic Communication
Every organ in our body produces it’s own bio-electromagnetic field. MagnaWaving is a way to enhance those energy fields to improve cellular functioning. MagnaWave delivers health enhancing PEMFs to the cells. Unfortunately, our environment, stressors, and toxins negatively impact our bodies and our cellular health.
MagnaWave positively charges blood cells so that they repel one another (like-magnetic charges repel), making it impossible for them to stick together. This maximizes the ability of the blood cells to perform their tasks in the capillaries of all the major organs. The work of the lungs, liver, intestines and kidneys is optimized when proper and full blood flow can take place. When the blood is oxygenated, so are the organs and tissues, reducing disease which can produce imbalances and sickness.
MagnaWave benefits cellular energy, resulting in better cellular health and function, which allows the body to more efficiently process the electrical and chemical exchanges associated with those channels and address imbalances or dysfunctions in those areas – leading to improved adaptation and natural healing.
How can MagnaWave Help You?
Pain Reduction – A majority of pain is caused by inflammation. MagnaWave helps suppress inflammatory responses at the cell membrane to alleviate pain and increase range of motion. The best part is that in some cases, relief can begin in minutes.
Injury Recovering and Wound Healing – MagnaWave enhances the oxygenation of the blood flow through the body, and this helps the body to heal itself. On average the healing process is increased by about a third of the time it would normally take without use of PEMF.
Better Sleep Quality – The use of PEMF technology encourages muscles to relax which results in a deeper, natural sleep.
Improve Energy – Improved circulation, better sleep, natural healing, and reduced inflammation which results in reduced pain all translate to increased energy.
Bone Mending – Improved quality of calcium is produced in one-third of the standard time. PEMF can accelerate repair of both bone and soft tissue.
Stimulating Cell Metabolism – This can allow the body to repair cells and recover which can lead to improved overall health without side effects.
Works on the Cellular Level – MagnaWave can penetrate every cell, tissue, organ, and bone with gentle electromagnetic pulses which stimulates and rejuvenates the cells.
One of the biggest differences is MagnaWave has third party safety testing and is close to having CE approval for other countries and is approved by health Canada. MagnaWave is also funding 3 clinical trials as we speak. MagnaWave is also very close to wrapping up FDA approval of its digital devices which will make them the only FDA approved, high power PEMF devices on the market. This has been a nearly 12 year process.
Our current PEMF clinical trials are:
1. Myalgia and Arthralgia of the knee (Arthritis) Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami
2. Pressure wound healing (bed sores) Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, CA
3. Venous wound healing Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
For more info please visit www.MagnaWavePEMF.com
I am currently working on horses in Arizona and Southern California. Travel fees may apply.
To book your appointment or purchase nutritional supplements please send me a message by clicking the button below or call/text 928-304-7764.
Here are the supplements I love:
I personally love and use all of the above on my horses.
The NE Hemp Seed Oil and Protein Powder provide a simple and balanced source of nutrition for your equine partners. NE's Hemp oil has the perfect ratio of Omega 3,6 &9 and naturally occurring vitamin E. It is the only edible seed with Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA is the only omega 6 with an anti inflammatory response within the cell. Low risk source of energy (calories). At 80%, it has the highest percentage of polyunsaturated fat (the good fat) of any plant on Earth.
NE's Protein Powder is easily assimilatted by the body and provides all 9 essential amino acids that will help the body grow, restore, and repair at the cellular level.
Silver Lining Herbs provide the targeted nutrition, via herbs, your horse needs to support the various body systems. The goal is to correct the imbalance from within to allow the body to heal itself. I will work with you to develop a personal plan for your horse. Herbs saved my health, so I deeply believe in the using them to help our equine companions. For example: feeding #37 Kidney Support during a series of MagnaWave PEMF sessions will aid the body in eliminating the toxins being released from the treatment. Kidney Support should also be fed in the Spring and Fall, because these times of transition can be hard on your horses' system due to changes in the weather and feed.
Looking for a supplement line to fit the needs of every horse in your barn? This is the company. All of their products contain the basic support of micro encapsulated probiotics and digestive enzymes, then the next level with the necessary vitamins and minerals, then they offer a complete supplement with joint support. Depending on the needs of your horse, there is a perfect match from Animal Health Solutions. The best part is all of that goodness comes in just a 2 oz portion.
I like to keep a simple feeding program, my base is soaked timothy or alfalfa pellets (depending on the horse) then I add their personalized SL herbs, NE oil and protein powder, a 2oz scoop of their Equerry's supplement and lastly (but importantly) a scoop of Redmond Rock Crushed Salt. I can not express the importance enough of a high quality salt in your horses diet. There are many great brands out there, just do your research. Side note, I choose to add this to their feed to ensure they are getting the basic amount, but they also have access to a himalayan salt block 24/7. Salt is an important part of your horses' diet, especially after a massage/ MW PEMF treatment.
I currently carry Nature's Edge and Silver Lining Herbs products, if you are a client of mine I can save you the cost of shipping on these items.
Please contact me to learn more about these amazing equine products.
The information provided is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.