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Equine Massage: A Practical Guide
     

Equine Massage: A Practical Guide

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by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
 

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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

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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.

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A Canadian Registered Massage Therapist who works on performance horses in all sports explains to owners and trainers how they can use massage to deal with injuries during training or competition. He covers anatomy and physiology, principles and concepts of massage, hydrotherapy, techniques and routines, kinesiology, stretching, check-ups, stress points specific to various sports, and keeping records. Highly illustrated with diagrams and step- by-step sequences of photographs. No bibliography. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470109694
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
331
Sales rank:
743,631
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

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.

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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.