Canine Massage: A Practical Guide
By following the step-by-step instructions offered in this book, owners and handlers will learn how to identify and treat the problems any dog is likely to have en route from puppyhood to old age. The information is so clearly presented in words and pictures that nonprofessionals will be able to master the massage techniques they need to help alleviate soreness and pain as well as apply relaxation and maintenance routines to further their dog's well being.
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The Dog and Massage Therapy
Points of the Dog
General Anatomy and Physiology of the Dog
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abduction acute animal apply biceps biceps brachii muscle biceps femoris muscle blood circulation body bones chronic cold hydrotherapy compressions concentric contraction dog's dorsi eccentric contraction effect effleurages every 20 ensure exercise feedback signs feel flexion flexor foreleg gentle hand heat hind leg hindquarters hip area inflammation injury interspersed with effleurages irritation joint ligaments loosen lymph maintenance routine Massage Movement massage moves massage routine massage technique ment minutes motion muscle fibers muscle groups muscle spindle muscle squeezings muscle tension muscles involved muscular neck nerve endings nervous system origin tendon pain Petrissage point technique pounds pressure quadriceps femoris muscle recuperation routine relaxation routine release result retraction rhomboid muscle rhythm rib cage sensory nerve SEW approach shoulder skin soothing spasm spinal spine stimulate stress point stretch stroke per second structure swelling technique tail tapotements tender tendon tensor fascia latae thumb kneading tion treatment trigger point vertebral column veterinarian vibration wringings