E001 - Proper Positioning For Efficient and Safe Massage
This DVD 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.
E002 - Hand Sensitivity - 4 T's, Pressure, Contact and Rhythm
This DVD 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.
E003 - Basic Massage Movements
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.
E004 - Relaxation Massage Routine - Short and Long versions
Horses, 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 routine relieves this stress in a quick and efficient way. Evan strong-willed horses will soften dramatically after a few sessions.
E005 - 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.
E006 - 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 symptoms of muscular abnormalities in any horse.
E007 - 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 blood and lymph fluids as well as increased flexibility, improved coordination, reduction of muscle strain and ligament sprain, improvement of the stride length, and improved reflex time response.
E008 - Hydrotherapy - Heat & Cold - Ice cup massage technique
The term hydrotherapy refers to water treatments applied externally to the horseï¿½s 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.
E009 - 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.
E010 - 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 it can also be found in ligaments. This video teaches the right sequence of movements to comfortably release and drain the painful trigger points.
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.
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