C001 - Proper Positioning For Efficient and Safe Massage
This video gives you essential information about the proper posture for a good massage and to improve the quality of your session. Proper posture for you and for your animal helps save your energy, keeps you grounded and more centered in your work.
C002 - Hand Sensitivity - 4 T's, Pressure, Contact and Rhythm
This video gives crucial information to improve the quality of your touch. Details on the 4 Tâ€™s (Temperature, Texture, Tension, Tenderness) feedback perceived by your fingertips; the various Pressures to use, the quality of hand Contact and the different Rhythm of movement. The quality of your work depends strongly skill of your hands.
C003 Basic Massage Movements - Pressures and Rhythms
How to properly perform the essential massage movements: stroking, effleurage, petrissage, shaking, vibration, friction and tapotements. Each individual moves can be performed in either a soothing or stimulating manner, depending upon pressure and rhythm.
C004 - Relaxation Massage Routine - Short and Long Versions
Dogs, like humans, experience different kinds of stress, both physical (training & show schedule, workload) to the emotional (boredom, anxiety, fear). This simple and easy-to-earn relaxation massage routine relieves this stress in a quick and efficient way.
C005 - SEW / WES Approaches - Beginning / Ending Massage Protocol
It teaches the proper approach for warming-up and for draining any area you wish to work on. The SEW approach - Stroking, Effleurage and Wringing - is used to start and progressively warm up any area you are to massage. The WES approach - Wringing, Effleurage and Stroking - is used when you are finished with the deeper aspect of the massage.
C006 - Full Body Massage - Gentle Drainage
A massage routine designed to help you assess and loosen up all muscle tension, knots, stress points, and trigger points and to detect any other muscular abnormalities in any dog.
C007 - Stretching General - Neck, Back, Limbs
Stretching is a great complement to your massage. The stretching routine presented here will secure many benefits including increased circulation of both blood and lymph fluids as well as increased flexibility of the various joints and muscles groups of your dog.
C008 - Hydrotherapy - Heat & Cold - Ice cup massage technique
The term hydrotherapy refers to water treatments applied externally to the dog's body. Used before and/or after massage, hydrotherapy increases the effectiveness of massage treatment. It comes in several forms, determined by several factors including the temperature of the water, the method of application, and the duration of treatment.
C009 - The Swelling Technique
This technique is used specifically to reduce edema (swelling) resulting from trauma, inflammation from overwork, or simply the flare up of an old injury. It secures the right sequence of movements to comfortably reduce the excess amount of lymphatic fluid in any body part.
C010 - Trigger Point Massage Technique
A trigger point is the result of nerve endings irritation caused by toxin build-up (mostly lactic acid) due to fatigue, nervous stress, restlessness or boredom. It's usually found in the belly part of a muscle, but can also be found in a ligament. This video teaches the right sequence of movements to comfortably release and drain the painful trigger points.
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