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.
A Practical Guide
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Relieve Soreness, Improve Flexibility, and Keep Your Horse Sound Does your horse have a nagging soreness that won't go away? Does a mystery lameness come and go without obvious cause? Has your horse's performance deteriorated over the past few months? Do you want to prevent these problems from happening? If your answer is yes, then equine massage can help! Massage therapy is an excellent tool for preventing and relieving muscle soreness in horses. With the simple step-by-step techniques outlined by sisters Candy Sipka and Cherry Baldridge, you'll be able to identify and solve muscle soreness, on your own or with the assistance of a professional equine massage therapist. You'll learn the proper massage techniques and where to use them on a horse, simple stretches that can restore or improve a horse's flexibility, and even the proper position to take when working hands-on with a horse.
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Author: Cherry Baldridge,Candy Sipka
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
essential care for peak performance and health
Author: Stuart J. Farnell
Author: Marguerite Chipp-Matthews
For individuals already employed in the horse industry or for those seeking equine employment for the first time, the guide is a must read for anyone searching for an equine career. It not only informs readers of up to 70 interesting and rewarding occupations within the horse industry, but it covers the basic skills from preparing and conducting a job search, to accepting a job offer. Tips on answering ads, writing resumes and cover letters, researching, and handling personal interviews provide readers with strategies for reaching their career goals and help them cope successfully with situations that defeat so many job seekers. Time and resource management techniques are included with other practical ways to maintain employment by those experienced in equine professions. Including abundant reference information and photos, this guide is the start to finish for getting your equine career on the right track.
Author: Theodore A. Landers
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This is more than just a book about Massage. The book covers massage applications, anatomy, stretching, conditions, physiology, adjunctive therapies and saddle fitting. The easy to use format is extremely helpful. There are margins on each page for note taking, at a glance tables in the applications and anatomy sections and clearly understood photographs. The book has been used as a guide for the professional as well as a starting point for the layperson or aspiring therapist. Methods described in the book are safe for both the horse and owner.
Author: Mike Scott
Publisher: Massage Muscle Therapy Productions
Category: Health & Fitness
Describes the requirements, necessary qualifications and training, salary, and job opportunities of such animal-related careers as wildlife rehabilitator, equine massage therapist, and shelter worker.
Author: Audrey Pavia
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Category: Business & Economics
Equine Muscle Magic was designed for every horse owner in a user friendly, step-by-step fashion so that you can make profound changes in your horse's health and performance through massage. At the same time, you will build a multi-level connection in your human/horse relationship, deeper than can be imagined. Learn how to clear your mind, perform stretches for horse and rider success, and master the mechanics of a successful equine massage. A 10-minute massage will get you started. Then understand the importance of building a "Body Map," and finally be able to perform a one-hour, full-body massage for your specific equine discipline.
A Simple, Easy-to-use Guide for Massaging Your Horse
Author: Jackie Nairn
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book: • has step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations • is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques on horses. • includes chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. • has a "quick reference" section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing or barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: • achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance • restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment • enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain • achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.
A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension
Author: Jim Masterson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
"Maintain your horse's well-being with advice on everything from a healthy equine diet to emergency care...everything you need to keep your horse in top form is here."-cover.
Author: Rachel Hairston
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
"Practical Horse Massage puts massage techniques and stretching exercises into perspective and is easy to learn."--Alaska Horse Journal "If you've ever thought that massage or stretching could benefit your horse, Practical Horse Massage is an easy, but thorough read."--Horse Illustrated "Well illustrated with color photographs, the author leaves nothing to chance and makes sure the reader will understand the various massage procedures by using pictures as well as text instructions."--The Northwest Horse Source This book provides a complete introduction to horse massage, with easy-to-learn techniques and exercises. It is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses to relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides.
Techniques For Loosening And Stretching Muscles
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book is a must for anyone who would like to improve the health, wellbeing or performance of their horse. Practical, educational and easy to follow, the author shares with you the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy, massage techniques, and how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine. With the emphasis on how you can work with your own horse, Sue offers an insight into how to reduce pain and stiffness in your horse as well as improve performance. Massaging your horse gives something back in return for all he does for you, and will help you and your horse to truly enjoy the time that you spend together.
Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Category: Holistic veterinary medicine
Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs that involve working with animals.
Author: Chris Hayhurst
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Rely on Success from the Start for the inspiration and practical business guidance you need to enjoy a long and rewarding career in massage therapy. Business naiveté is one of the primary reasons massage therapists leave the profession. The author has written this text to provide you with the business skills you need to envision and then launch a successful career. Set yourself on your path to success—right from the start. Whether you choose to be an employee, independent contractor, or business owner, this practical text will guide you every step of the way! Exercises and worksheets throughout will help you explore and better understand your intentions as a therapist. After crafting a vision and defining your personal success, you’ll establish the business and financial foundation you need to meet your goals. From professionalism and business ethics, to money matters, business planning, and marketing techniques, you’ll find all of the depth and detail you need—more than in most business texts. What’s more, this is the only book that defines a systematic approach to creating a flawless client experience. Positive massage experiences lead to client loyalty which, in turn, generates the referrals and word-of-mouth buzz crucial to maintaining and growing your practice. The author walks you through all the important steps to follow when interacting with your clients.
Business Participation for Massage Therapists
Author: Debra Koerner
Publisher: F.A. Davis
"A much-needed guide to animal-related professions, Careers with Animals is a vital resource for the animal lover looking to plan his or her future. Author Ellen Shenk provides straightforward and accurate introductions to a wide range of potential careers--everything from familiar jobs such as veterinarian and zookeeper to cat breeder, animal chiropractor, dog show judge, and other more unusual pursuits"--Amazon.
Exploring Occupations Involving Dogs, Horses, Cats, Birds, Wildlife, and Exotics
Author: Ellen Shenk
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Business & Economics
Medical massage therapy is massage that uses technique that is supported by current knowledge regarding the body's natural physiological, biochemical, and neurological processes. It is a natural and non-invasive approach to health care and seeks to support the body's own natural healing capacities. Although massage therapy is recommended and administered to various extents by healthcare practitioners and patients alike, research evidence is required to advocate massage therapy effectively and safely. Massage Therapy Medical Reports handbook is a compilation of case reports that would help the massage therapists and alternative medicine practitioners in writing medical reports for submission to medical-allied specialty or insurance carriers and good for educational and training purposes.
Author: Naeem Sharieff
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses
Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation