E011 - Stress Point Massage Technique
Stress points are micro-spasms involving only a few fibers in the muscle. However, these micro-spasm stress points can turn into a full-blown muscle spasm. This massage technique will teach you the right movements in the right sequence to comfortably release these tender stress points.
E012 - Origin/Insertion Massage Technique
The term "origin-insertion" refers to the origin and the insertion tendons of a muscle. The origin-insertion technique assists in releasing muscle contractures (hypertonicity) and muscle spasms. It's the technique most used in sports massage to prevent muscles problems and to maintain top fitness.
E013 - Forty Stress-Point Locator Technique
Learn the exact location of the 40 most common stress points in an active horse. In turn, this knowledge will improve the quality and effectiveness of your massages. Loosening those points will give your horse greater flexibility and coordination, and thus, increased power.
E014 - Sport Massage Routine
The routine shown here will help you perform a thorough sport massage on all major muscle groups of the horse in a reasonably short period of time. Using the powerful origin-insertion massage technique, you will be able to reset the tension in the neck, back, foreleg and hind legs of any active horse.
E015 - Warm-up Massage Routine
The warm-up routine is specifically designed to quickly stimulate blood circulation with the intention of perking up the horse before riding or exercising. While it's not a replacement for warm-up exercises, still, it's a valuable routine just before a performance.
E016 - Cool-down Massage Routine
This video demonstrates a simple, yet efficient, massage routine for after your horse has exercised. The purpose of this routine is to loosen up the muscles and generate good blood circulation immediately after exercising. It's designed to prevent stiffening and loss of flexibility. It should be applied as soon as the walking cool-down period is finished.
E017 - Recuperation Massage Routine
The recuperation routine is a simple massage routine developed to thoroughly drain the limbs, trunk and neck in order to avoid the build-up of lymph and blood fluid congestion and lactic acid - responsible for the formation of trigger points. It's designed to also assist the lymphatic circulation and speed up the recovery time in inactive or aging animals.
E018 - Trouble Spot Massage Routine
This routine is geared to dealing with common occurring problems. It helps you check key areas and detect their stress points and potential trigger points, preventing their formation. This routine is a great preventive routine, especially if your animal exercises regularly.
E019 - Anatomical Descriptions - Bones & Muscles Locator
This video will help you identify the important skeletal landmarks of the horse, its joints and ligaments, as well as the most important muscle groups which are responsible for his movements. It's designed for those with limited anatomical understanding of your horse. It will contribute to your learning massage and stretching.
E020 - Kinesiology of the Horse - A Study of the Muscles & Movements
Kinesiology is the study of motion and of the structures that make movements possible. This important video will help you understand what muscle group moves what limb and it will make you aware of their interplay.
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