Equine Massage A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0470073381

ISBN-13: 9780470073384

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: A long-awaited update of a classic reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition features four all-new chapters on equine myofascial massage, equine temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction syndrome, equine compensation phenomenon, and saddle fitting. With an introduction to equine anatomy and physiology, step-by-step instructions for diverse techniques, and more than 150 photos and illustrations, this guide provides information that owners, riders, trainers, and grooms can use to enhance their horse's well-being. It's spiral-bound for easy use in the barn or stable. Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt (Wellington, FL), a licensed massage therapist, is internationally renowned for his unique massage awareness method, known to enhance performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. He travels the world teaching animal lovers with a variety of backgrounds, including veterinarians and veterinary technicians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, farriers, breeders, trainers, and competitive and recreational horseback riders.

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse
The Horse and Massage Therapy
Principles and Concepts of Massage
Hydrotherapy
Massage Techniques
Massage Routines
Kinesiology of the Horse
Stretching
Conformation Check-up Routine
Body Parts and Their Stress Points
Equine Myofascial Massage
Equine Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (ETDS)
Lines of Compensation
Saddle Fitting
Areas of Stress Specific to Each Discipline
Keeping Records
Index
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