Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:00 AM
Nov. 4, 2011 - Fundraising Breakfast to Support Equine Therapy in Playa del Carmen
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Ipanema Restaurant in Playa del Carmen and help raises funds for a wonderful cause! The Centro de Equinoterapia del Sureste "Kuxtal" will be having a fun fundraising breakfast on November 4, 2011 at 9:00 am.
The equine therapy is a uniquely comprehensive physical and psychological activity
that is used therapeutically as an alternative rehabilitation treatment for
patients with different types of disabilities. The horse is the therapeutic
tool, acting as a stimulus for the patient. The horse's movement, allows the
individual, while mounted, to receive a physical stimulus throughout the body,
starting from the rhythmic impulse transmission to the pelvic girdle and moving
through to the spinal cord neurons. The horse's body temperature, which is
higher than the human body (38 ° C), acts as a natural heat tool helping the
patient to relax their muscles, while sensory stimuli help regulate the
circulatory system. The horse's gait closely approximates that of a human.
Therapeutic riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner
that improves muscle strength, balance, and flexibility. For individuals facing
emotional or mental challenges, the discipline, companionship, and routine of
the partnership between horse and rider help promote self-esteem, patience, and
confidence. Universally riders, with or without special challenges or
disabilities, find that horseback riding enhances their sense of independence.
If you love horses and want to help Riviera Maya children and adults with special needs, come on down and find out more about Equine Therapy and how it has made a wonderful difference in the lives of so many physically, mentally and developmentally challenged children and adults!
The cost is just $200 mn per person. For more information, leave a message on the Facebook Event Page or email equinoterapia_08[at]hotmail.com.