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.
Author: Mike Scott
Publisher: Massage Muscle Therapy Productions
Release Date: 2003-12
Genre: Health & Fitness
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.
"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.
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Release Date: 2017-05-31
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.
CHAPTER 1: Definition and Outline OVERVIEW The Founding History of Aro-healing MASSAGES, THERAPIES, TREATMENTS Governing Bodies, Mission and Company Profile The Role of Massage, The Aro-healing Technique The Role of Touch, The Aro- Touch Technique, Aro-Reflex Stimulation Therapy What is Aro-healing, Advantages of using Aro-health massages Professional Massages Significance of Aro-healing Contents for Chapter 2: Whole Medical Systems Influencing the Body, Influencing the Mind, History of Massage, Massage Therapy, Massage as a way of relieving stress Different Types of Massage Therapies Different Types of Massage and Touch Therapy Techniques Therapy Discussion: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils (100 percent pure) Reflexology, How does it work, Can Reflexology do any harm Traditional Thai foot massage, Do you do traditional Thai foot massage, Possible reactions, Contraindications Acupressure, Acupressure is part of a Traditional Chinese System of Medicine Whole Medical Systems: In which Category does it Belong? 3 Categories. Conventional Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Whole Medical Systems. Whole Medical Systems: Acupuncture, The difference between acupuncture and acupressure, Acupuncture facts Ayurveda, Ayurveda mind and body type, Ayurvedic massage, Ayurvedic Oils and Medicines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Materia Medica, The diagnostic tools differ from those of conventional medicine Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy), Anthropology of Herbalism Naturopathy, 6 principles form the basis of Naturopathy, Natural treatment approaches; Homeopathy, Regulation of Homeopathic Treatments, Side Effects and Risks; Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC), Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges, Oils used by Aro-healing Therapy Discussions for Chapter 2: Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art which uses essential oils Reflexology An alternative medicine method Traditional Thai foot massage Based on Traditional Chinese massage of the feet Acupressure An ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of Acupuncture Acupuncture An ancient Chinese technique that works by releasing the body's vital energy, known as Chi Ayurveda In India, Ayurvedic medicine has complex formulas to balance "Vata", "Pitta" or "Kapha" Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Uses a number of therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture and moxibustion, herbs and other natural products, and massage Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy) The study and use of medicinal properties of plants and plant extracts Naturopathy Ancient and modern therapies from other traditions Homeopathy A complete system of medical theory and practice Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC ) Aro-healing, Aro-healing Massage Therapy Contents for Chapter 3: Aro-Technique Products Why is an Aro-Technique Product different from other products; What does 'cold pressed' or 'first cold compressed' mean; Benefits of using ARO-TECHNIQUE PRODUCTS The Role of Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges: Discussions from Newsletters; DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS AT LAUNCHES AND PROMOTIONS The Role of 100 Percent Pure Aromatic Essential Oils; The Role of Aromachology and Somatology; Aromachology and Aromatherapy both promote the positive effects of fragrance on mood How to use essential oils; MASSAGE AROMATHERAPY, MEDICAL AROMATHERAPY, OLFACTORY AROMATHERAPY and COSMETIC AROMATHERAPY The Aro-Recipe Specimen; (All Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges are trademarked The Role of the Website Presence; Aro-Technique Products that can be ordered through Aro-healing's website: (http://wwwaro-healing.com); Website Products – Online Shop; Review: Permonlie Anti-wrinkle Cream - Guide on available anti-wrinkle products Massage Oils Other Massage Oils General information on facial massage Nappy rash Customer Reviews Definitions of barrier cream Usage - Key Points How do I tr
Author: Susan Kauffmann
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Release Date: 2018-01-01
The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to an astonishing range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily–for better or for worse–in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses’ behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique “hands-on” approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems, including laminitis, white line disease, and thrush. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyze and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. Easy–to–follow language, over 400 full–color photographs, and do–it–yourself exercises promise to empower horse owners and caretakers of all experience levels with the tools they need to accurately assess hoof health and keep their horses as sound and happy as possible.
Author: Jean-Marie Denoix
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2001-03-13
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.
Author: Karin Blignault
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Author: Gillian Higgins
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Examine the anatomy of a horse from an entirely different perspective with this intriguing and original explanation of the 11 internal body systems painted on the outside to explain everything on the inside. Gillian Higgins turns her trademark technique of painting internal diagrams directly onto live horses to show how all the systems work together to affect performance and reduce the risk of injury. Divided into 12 chapters, it clearly explains the importance, relevance and interaction between each of the anatomical systems. Visually appealing, original and easily understandable, Horse Anatomy for Performance explains, how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses.--COVER.
Author: Renee Tucker
Publisher: Robert Hale
Release Date: 2011
Keep your horse pain-free and performing his best! Vet Renee Tucker introduces 27 simple body checkups you can do on your horse. With this easy-to-follow book you will:- Become familiar with your horse's normal range of movement so you can prevent minor issues from becoming major.- Stay in tune with areas of temporary or chronic discomfort so you can offer relief as needed.- Solve 'mystery' or 'phantom' lamenesses that come and go seemingly without reason.- Save large sums of money by avoiding expensive diagnostics that rarely get you answers.- Learn how to discuss potential problem areas with farriers, vets and bodyworkers.- Keep your horse actively and happily 'in work' for more months of the year and more years of his life.
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Release Date: 2007-03-06
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: Ina Gosmeier
Release Date: 2016-10-11
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."