9780470073384

Equine Massage : A Practical Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470073384

  • ISBN10:

    0470073381

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/6/2007
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUB SERVICES

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Summary

A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.

Author Biography

JEAN-PIERRE HOURDEBAIGT, a Licensed Massage Therapist, is internationally renowned for his unique Massage Awareness Method. He travels the world teaching his techniques, which are used by competitive and recreational riders, veterinarians and veterinary technicians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, farriers, trainers, and breeders. He can be found at www.massageawareness.com.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse
The Horse and Massage Therapy
Principles and Concepts of Massage
Hydrotherapy
Massage Techniques
Massage Routines
Kinesiology of the Horse
Stretching
Conformation Check-up Routine
Body Parts and Their Stress Points
Equine Myofascial Massage
Equine Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (ETDS)
Lines of Compensation
Saddle Fitting
Areas of Stress Specific to Each Discipline
Keeping Records
Index
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