Sports Massage for Horses

Author: Pennie Hooper
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 9781570763250
Category: Pets
Page: 60
View: 3890
The basics of equine sports massage using simple techniques such as compression and cross-fibre friction,

The "how to" manual of sports massage for the equine athlete

Author: Mary Schreiber
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 122
View: 4006

Beyond Horse Massage

A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension
Author: Jim Masterson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570766789
Category: Pets
Page: 240
View: 3051
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.

Practical Horse Massage

Techniques For Loosening And Stretching Muscles
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461748860
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 4772
"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.

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse

Biomechanics-Excercise-Treatment, Second Edition
Author: Jean-Marie Denoix
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781840761610
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 8688
The authors, a world leader in equine anatomy and imaging and a horse physiotherapist of international repute, provide a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse. This subtle and original book will be of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders, and trainers.

The New Equine Sports Therapy

Author: Mimi Porter
Publisher: Eclipse Press
ISBN: 9781581500158
Category: Medical
Page: 205
View: 5227
A breakthrough work providing the latest and most complete information on accepted modalities of equine sports therapy. Discusses treating equine injuries with ultrasound, electrical stimulation, photon therapy, magnetic field therapy, and discusses the more basic modalities of stretching, and heat and cold therapies.

Equine Muscle Magic

A Simple, Easy-to-use Guide for Massaging Your Horse
Author: Jackie Nairn
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426930607
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 1680
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.

The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1616735287
Category: Holistic veterinary medicine
Page: 224
View: 4130

The Basic Principles of Equine Massage/muscle Therapy

Author: Mike Scott
Publisher: Massage Muscle Therapy Productions
ISBN: 9780966267709
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 203
View: 3292

Acupressure for Horses

Hands-On Techniques to Solve Performance Problems and Ease Pain and Discomfort
Author: Ina Gosmeier
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570768765
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
View: 9352
Now you can help your horse with simple acupressure techniques! Learn to identify your horse’s individual “body constitution type,” which determines your choice of acupressure treatment; understand the 12 main channels of energy in your horse’s body, and gain the ability to choose the correct points to treat specific issues. Relieve mild sources of pain and discomfort in your horse’s body, influence his mental health and stability, and select appropriate treatment from a comprehensive list of common problems and their solutions, with step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs to help you help your horse.

Horse Massage for Horse Owners

Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851319995
Category: Medical
Page: 128
View: 2218
In this practical, educational, and easy-to-follow book, the author shares the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy and the seven key muscles you will work on--and how to draw them in chalk on your own horse. Get to grips with the different massage techniques--effleurage (stroking), petrissage (compression and kneading), tapotement (cupping), and friction (cross-fiber friction)--and know how and when to apply them. Find out how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine that your horse will enjoy and find beneficial. The author's wide variety of experience, combined with traditional qualifications, behavioral qualifications and physical therapy qualifications, allows her to offer a holistic approach to working with owners and their horses. She shows that massaging your horse regularly will mean that you can understand him better. Communication between you and your horse will improve as he realizes that you are listening to him as much as he tries to listen to you. Through this and the well-documented physical benefits of massage, his health and wellbeing will be enhanced and his performance will improve. And, best of all, massage is something that will be enjoyed by both you and your horse.

Stretch Exercises for Your Horse

The Path to Perfect Suppleness
Author: Karin Blignault
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 9781570766657
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
View: 7552
The controlled stretching of muscles has been an integral part of the training of human athletes for many years, and scientific studies and results in the field have both proven beyond doubt the value of stretch exercise in improving performance and guarding against injury. Active stretching both before and after exercise helps tone the muscles and ensure a good range of movement, and no professional athlete would ever expect to perform at full potential without it—yet riders ask their horses to do so all the time. Following extensive research into the subject, occupational therapist and equestrian trainer Karin Blignault has written this innovative and thought-provoking book to show how the principles so long applied to human athletes can also be applied to the horse to prevent injury, alleviate pain, and improve performance. Blignault thoroughly explains the basic anatomy and physiology of muscles and their associated tissues, how muscles work together in groups, and which exercises benefit which muscles. The individual exercises are explained in detail, with clear, specific instructions designed to ensure that they are carried out with no risk of injury to horse or human. Stretch Exercises for Your Horse will be of great interest to all owners and trainers of sport horses, and, indeed, to all those who wish to contribute to the constructive development of the horses they ride.

Massage for Horses

Author: Mary W. Bromiley
Publisher: Kenilworth Press
ISBN: 9781872082875
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 24
View: 603
This handbook demonstrates how to apply massage techniques to enhance your horse's performance, health and well-being. It discusses the circulatory and lymphatic systems, different techniques, such as effleurage and petrissage, massages for different activities, and hand-strengthening exercises.

MicroCurrent for Horses (and other vital therapies you should know

Author: N.A
Publisher: Presses Univ. Limoges
ISBN: 9780979077401
Page: N.A
View: 1614

Equine Injury, Therapy and Rehabilitation

Author: Mary Bromiley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118708369
Category: Medical
Page: 232
View: 6057
Mary Bromiley’s book remains essential reading for both professionals and the general riding community. This new edition builds on the huge success of the previous editions, first published in 1987. Fully updated to reflect recent technological advances in diagnostic ability, as well as the proven physiological effects of light, magnetic fields and electrical currents on body tissues. This information allows readers to both understand and make an informed choice of appropriate therapy following a diagnosed injury. The original edition was the first book on the subject and it has continued to be a bestseller. Covers a subject that is of worldwide interest. The author is recognised as a pioneer at the forefront of this type of treatment.

Conditioning sport horses

Author: Hilary Mary Clayton
Publisher: Veterinary Practice Pub Co
Category: Pets
Page: 271
View: 3628

Equine Structural Integration

Illustrated Myofascial Release Manual
Author: James V. Pascucci,Nicholas David Pascucci,Carol J. Walker
Publisher: Sane Systems
ISBN: 9780979053504
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 197
View: 4580
Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual This book is a valuable guide to Equine Myofascial Release (MFR) for the horse owner or therapist as well as an essential reference for the professional practitioner. This book provides the essential overview and introduction to the techniqyes required to understand Equine Structural Integration. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual presents a logical series of techniques for bringing more structural order to the horses in your care. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual is rich in illustrations of Equine Myofascial Release Techniques for the: Head, Forelimb, Shoulders, Rear, working with scars, joints and myofascial stretching. The book is laid out in a very user friendly manner. The Equine Myofascial Release technique illustrations/photos and their description are kept together so you can easily follow the text while working with your horse. If you are working with a client's horse you can use the book as an added educational tool to help your clients better understand your work. This book is a needed educational tool for practitioners who provide Myofascial Therapy to horses. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual, takes you on a journey through the fascia from the cell to skin, from physiology to movement evaluation and Myofascial Release Techniques for the entire horse.

Equine Acupressure

A Working Manual
Author: Nancy A. Zidonis,Marie K. Soderberg,Amy Snow
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780964598232
Category: Medical
Page: 164
View: 845

Equine Thermography in Practice

Author: Maria Soroko,Mina C G Davies Morel
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780647875
Category: Medical
Page: 117
View: 2066
Evidence-based and yet very practical, Equine Thermography in Practice discusses how to use the tool in the diagnosis of equine musculoskeletal injuries and what the user can expect to see in normal versus injured horses giving guidelines for best practice. The book builds from basics covering the principles of thermography and then its applications in equine veterinary medicine and the role of the technique regarding the equestrian athlete as well as in rehabilitation. Extensively illustrated and thoroughly referenced, this book is indispensable to novice and experienced practitioners using the technique, including: equine veterinarians and equine physiotherapists and body work practitioners.