Massage for Horses


Author: Mary W. Bromiley
Publisher: Kenilworth Press
ISBN: 9781872082875
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 24
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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.

Horse Massage for Horse Owners

Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1908809663
Category: Pets
Page: 128
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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.

Sports Massage for Horses


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

Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider


Author: Mary W. Bromiley,Blyth Tait
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
ISBN: 9781847971838
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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New in paperback, this classic text is essential for all those involved in equestrianism, from the backyard rider to top competitors worldwide Massage as a curative treatment has been practiced in China since around 2700 BC and has long been established as a highly effective therapy for both horse and rider. In this authoritative book, leading veterinary physiotherapist Mary Bromiley introduces the reader to the benefits and techniques of both Eastern and Western massage for horse and rider. Covering in detail the surface anatomy, circulatory, muscular. and nervous systems, this book enables the reader to identify and understand the reasons and philosophies underlying the many different methods and types of massage.

Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance


Author: Mary Bromiley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405179295
Category: Medical
Page: 238
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Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century. Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses. Provides advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting the natural and domestic habitats. Covers a range of holistic methods of treatment, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism and homeopathy. Discusses developmental interaction between a horse and humans. Contains expanded coverage of physical development and nutritional requirements. Includes clear explanations of how and why schooling exercises used by the Classical School improve a horse?s flexibility and performance.

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
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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.

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies


Author: Audrey Pavia,Kate Gentry-Running
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052327
Category: Pets
Page: 388
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Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!

The Career Guide to the Horse Industry


Author: Theodore A. Landers
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766848498
Category: Education
Page: 192
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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.

Equine Massage

A Practical Guide
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 0470109696
Category: Pets
Page: 331
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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 * 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.

Equine massage

essential care for peak performance and health
Author: Stuart J. Farnell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780964022416
Category: Nature
Page: 78
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Step-by-Step Equine Massage

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-2776
Author: Cherry Baldridge,Candy Sipka
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426329
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 32
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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.

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
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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.

Beyond Horse Massage

A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension
Author: Jim Masterson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 9781570764721
Category: Medical
Page: 205
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Developed to improve performance in equine athletes competing in high-demand environments?from show jumping, harness racing, and endurance to reining and barrel racing?this interactive touch method of equine message teaches any horse owner to recognize and use the responses of the horse to find and release accumulated tensions. Intuitive and interactive, this unique method enables the horse to actively participate in relieving strained muscles. With direction on where to begin on the horse's physique, step-by-step instruction for employing various techniques included in the method, and detailed coaching for different breeds and disciplines, this guide offers a unique opportunity to connect horse and rider resulting in superior health and performance.

Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage


Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032341396X
Category: Medical
Page: 816
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Success in massage therapy begins with a solid foundation in the fundamentals! Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 6th Edition helps you build the skills you need, from assessing problems and planning treatment to mastering massage techniques and complementary bodywork. Case studies bring concepts to life, and guidelines to professionalism include topics such as ethics, legal issues, and best business practices. ‘How-to’ videos on an Evolve companion website demonstrate manipulation techniques, body mechanics, positioning and draping, and more. If you want to prepare for certification exams and succeed in practice, this resource from massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz is your text of choice. Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice chapter includes new research findings and explains how research is done, and how to read and understand it. Comprehensive coverage includes all of the fundamentals of therapeutic massage, including massage techniques, equipment and supplies, hygiene, working with special populations, and business considerations; it also prepares you for success on the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Over four hours of video on Evolve demonstrate techniques and body mechanics — each clip is narrated and performed by author Sandy Fritz — and include a demo of practice management software. An entire chapter is dedicated to case studies which offer practice with clinical reasoning and prepare you to address common conditions encountered in professional practice. Step-by-step, full-color photographs demonstrate massage techniques and protocols by body area. A workbook/textbook format facilitates study and review with matching exercises, fill-in-the-blank questions, drawing exercises, and critical thinking questions. Coverage of body mechanics helps you to create an ergonomically effective massage environment and to determine appropriate pressure, drag, and duration application while applying massage methods. A spa chapter describes the massage therapy services offered at spas and looks at the spa as a possible career track in massage. Adaptive Massage chapter explains how to address the needs of specific populations, from pregnant women and infants to hospice patients and people with physical impairments. Example boxes reinforce specific concepts by showing real-life situations. Coverage of multiple charting methods helps you develop record-keeping and documentation skills, including SOAP and computer charting with simulation on Evolve. Foot in the Door boxes outline the professional skills expected by prospective employers. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, and workbook sections. In-depth HIPAA coverage shows how to store records in a HIPAA-compliant manner and describes HIPAA requirements and training.

Practical Horse Massage

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

Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses


Author: Nancy Scanlan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470958898
Category: Medical
Page: 380
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Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first resource on holistic veterinary care written specifically for the veterinary technician. Organized by treatment modality, the book offers practical information designed to help readers develop an understanding of each modality, assist with procedures associated with holistic medicine, and knowledgeably discuss treatment options with clients. Outlining the respective roles of technicians and veterinarians throughout, this book is a welcome reference for readers looking to expand their knowledge of complementary veterinary medicine and introduce additional treatment options in their practice.

Cool Careers Without College for Animal Lovers


Author: Chris Hayhurst
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823935000
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs that involve working with animals.