Touching Horses

Communication, Health and Healing Through Shiatsu (acupressure)

Author: Marion Kaselle,Pamela Hannay

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851315799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Shiatsu with Horses

Author: Pamela Hannay

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851317618

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 23

View: 7766

The author began developing her pioneering shiatsu techniques for horses in 1983 when a client asked her to help a severely injured horse with his pain after he reared and fell over backwards. Everyone had given up on him because of the severity of his skeletal injuries. Working instinctively, Pamela was able to help him to become sound after six months of inactivity and pain. She went on to share her work with horse owners and handlers around the world.The shiatsu techniques in this book will enable you to give your horse a basic session, covering techniques for his entire body that will relax, improve circulation, help prevent injury, and much more. Most importantly, they will improve communication between you and your horse. The techniques are explained so that the body of the practitioner may become more strong and flexible. Practising these techniques is conducive to centring the mind as well as the body of the practitioner and improving concentration.

Shiatsu for Dogs

Author: Pamela Hannay

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851317106

Category: Pets

Page: 23

View: 8119

The author has been developing shiatsu techniques for dogs since 1982 when a friend asked her to help her elderly dog with his pain during his last days. Since then she has worked with hip degenerative problems, arthritis, problems associated with old age, and attitude problems. Her focus is to teach people techniques to use on their own dogs.The Shiatsu techniques in this book have been chosen for their simplicity, effectiveness and fun. They will benefit all dogs: young and old; sick or injured and well; working dogs and family pets; well balanced or insecure.This book is essential reading for all dog owners who wish to have a closer and happier relationship with their canine companions.

Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Nancy Scanlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470958898

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 9920

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.

The Book of Shiatsu

Author: Saul Goodman

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 9780895294548

Category: Acupressure

Page: 215

View: 2103

The Book of Shiatsu is beautifully detailed with nearly 300 clear photographs and illustrations. The book provides simple step-by-step instructions for whole body shiatsu; it points out important acupressure points for specific symptoms, and it includes exercises for developing sensitivity and touch.The Book of Shiatsu also presents techniques for assessing personal physical condition, and methods for improving personal health, including dietary suggestions. With The Book of Shiatsuclose at hand, you can experience the many unique qualities and benefits shiatsu has to offer.

Tao Shiatsu

Revolution in Oriental Medicine

Author: Ryokyu Endo

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1926582055

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 148

View: 6205

Human beings in the modern age are increasingly wired into a global computer network that surrounds and interconnects the whole earth. Yet ironically, the distortions and stresses of urban living cut people off from the direct experience of the earth as one single living entity. The healing that Tao Shiatsu brings is for all who suffer and wish to be healed. It is for everyone.

Equine Massage

A Practical Guide

Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780470073384

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 4954

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.

Mother Massage

A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy

Author: Elaine Stillerman

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307834395

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 9640

A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy Massage is a sensuous, relaxing, and loving treatment that has the added bonus of being especially good for you. It’s the perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. During pregnancy, your body is undergoing many changes, some of them stressful and discomforting. Mother Massage, by licensed massage therapist Elaine Stillerman, is a beautifully illustrated guide to help eliminate some of these adverse effects. Designed to be used either alone or with a partner, Mother Massage provides techniques for a variety of massages, including full body massage, preparation for labor and birthing massage, massage during the postpartum and nursing stages, and infant massage. These techniques are explained in step-by-step, illustrated detail. You’ll also learn special massages for treating such discomforts as: • Backaches • Breast Soreness • Charley Horse and Leg Cramps • Headaches • Heartburn • Fatigue • Morning Sickness • Sciatica • Stretch Marks • Varicose Veins • And Many Others Also included are sections on reflexology, herbal remedies, and nutritional requirements for pregnant and lactating women.

Acu-Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure

Author: Amy Snow,Nancy Zidonis

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483544400

Category: Pets

Page: 186

View: 8259

Acu-Dog A Guide to Canine Acupressure This 188 page, 4-Color book is the Ultimate HOW-TO Canine Acupressure Book. Tons of charts and photos with detailed discussion of TCM concepts, Assessment, Session Protocol, Hands-on Techniques, and, best of all - 32 Canine Health & Behavioral Acupressure Sessions. ACU-DOG is by Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis with Foreword by Linda Tellington-Jones.

Health and Wellness Tourism

Author: Melanie K. Smith,László Puczkó

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750683430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 4960

Health and Wellness Tourism takes an innovative look at this rapidly growing sector of today's thriving tourism industry. This book examines the range of motivations that drive this diverse sector of tourists, the products that are being developed to meet their needs and the management implications of these developments. A wide range of international case studies illustrate the multiple aspects of the industry and new and emerging trends including spas, medical wellness, life-coaching, meditation, festivals, pilgrimage and yoga retreats. The authors also evaluate marketing and promotional strategies and assess operational and management issues in the context of health and wellness tourism. This text includes a number of features to reinforce theory for advanced students of hospitality, leisure and tourism and related disciplines.

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238744

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

View: 9041

With over 340,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents tens of thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more/m-/all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. New to This Edition: references, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and violent behaviors sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing more online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.

Essential Oils for Horses

A Source Book for Practitioners and Owners

Author: Carole Faith

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub

ISBN: 9781570762314

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 7659

This illuminating source book can help horse owners and practitioners provide less invasive, gentler routes to health and well-being for their animals.

Food and Healing

How What You Eat Determines Your Health, Your Well-Being, and the Quality ofYour Life

Author: Annemarie Colbin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307833135

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 7234

Ten years ago, Colbin's Food and Healing stood at the forefront of the food revolution, exploring the link between diet and health. In this anniversary edition, she provides updates on recent dietary systems, including low-fat, food combining, and alternative medicine.

Home Massage

Transforming Family Life through the Healing Power of Touch

Author: Chuck Fata,Suzette Hodnett

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1844093948

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 6376

Focusing on its therapeutic properties and capacity to enhance health and intimacy in all relationships, this book demystifies the medium of massage and makes it accessible for everyone in the family. Designed for the nonprofessional with simple step-by-step instructions, it teaches the three principles that make learning massage easy and fun. Also included are ideas for bringing home massage into daily life and how to use these principles to share massage with infants, children, adolescents, spouses, and the elderly. By emphasizing the innate healing power of touch to reduce stress and improve the immune system, this practical manual provides the tools for achieving health, relaxation, and connection with loved ones.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 9314

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Bodymind Energetics

Toward a Dynamic Model of Health

Author: Mark D. Seem

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892812462

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 8646

Dr. Seem proposes an integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and psychosomatics in this model of health care that acknowledges the connection of body and mind.

The Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book

Ensure Soundness and Comfort with Back Analysis and Correct Use of Saddles and Pads

Author: Joyce Harman

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768935

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 7600

When your horse suddenly develops a performance problem or a bad attitude and neither seem to be remedied by new training techniques or medical care, you often face months—even years—of frustration and career limitation. Dr. Joyce Harman, veterinarian and respected saddle-fitting expert, states that 75 percent of horses with such issues are simply reacting to pain caused by ill-fitting saddles. And, as she explains in this thorough and highly illustrated book, poor saddle fit can be corrected with patience and know-how.