Equine Massage: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

Equine Massage: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

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by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470073381

ISBN-13: 9780470073384

Pub. Date: 02/27/2007

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

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

Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470073384
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/27/2007
Series:
The Howell Equestrian Library
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
500,332
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.05(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse.
2. The Horse and Massage Therapy.
3. Principles and Concepts of Massage.
4. Hydrotherapy.
5. Massage Techniques.
6. Massage Routines.
7. Kinesiology of the Horse.
8. Stretching.
9. Conformation Check-up Routine.
10. Body Parts and Their Stress Points.
11. Areas of Stress Specific to Each Discipline.
12. Keeping Records.
Index.

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Equine Massage: A Practical Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book came speedily and in good condition. The book is extremely detailed and I especially love the diagrams.