Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider

Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847971838
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 07/09/2010
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mary W. Bromiley is a team physiotherapist to the New Zealand equestrian squad and a past member of the Olympic Physiotherapy Committee. Her previous titles include Equine Injury, Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Massage for Horses. Blyth Tait, MBE, is an equestrian who has competed at four Olympics and won four medals.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Preface 7

Introduction 8

1 Origins of Massage 11

2 Varied Methodology 16

3 The Aspiring Masseur 25

4 Understanding Anatomy 35

5 Comparative and Surface Anatomy 46

6 Choice of Method, and Presumed Effects 83

7 Passive Movements, Passive Stretches and Active Exercises 99

8 Massage for Horse and Rider 111


I Possible Links between Superficial Points and Organs in the Horse 151

II Sample Record Sheet 152

Anatomical Glossary 155

Useful Addresses 157

Bibliography 158

Index 159

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"Mary Bromiley's vast wealth of experience in treating riders from all disciplines makes her well-qualified to explain the art of massage."  —Horse and Hound

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