The Complete Dog Massage Manual

Gentle Dog Care

The Complete Dog Massage Manual
Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781787116016
Publisher: Hubble & Hattie
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Massage has a fascinating history dating back 4,000 years, and evidence of the beneficial effects of massage on animals is not difficult to find. We need only look at animals to understand the importance they place on the use of massage through mutual (allogrooming), or self-grooming. Among dogs, an individual suffering from a sore, or some other form of injury, will often have the affected area roughly licked by another pack member. This action, which resembles rubbing, is, in effect, a form of muscle massage.

The techniques explained and demonstrated in The Complete Dog Manual – which incorporate a "trouble shooting" guide for problems when working on your  dog – should assist you in improving your dog's health, and help you gain a greater awareness of his or her overall condition. Other techniques are also used by fully trained and qualified canine myotherapists or massage therapist practitioners, but the techniques included here are safe to use without such specialist knowledge.
  • How the dog works
  • Using your vet
  • How massage works
  • How to massage your dog
  • Massage techniques
  • Massage exercise and muscular health
  • Managing muscle repair, incorporating massage
  • Other techniques

The author

Julia Robertson established the Galen Therapy Centre in 2002 specialising in Canine Myotherapy (massage). Running a busy consultancy treating working, performance and companion dogs; she has developed a range of courses from workshops to accredited diploma courses in Canine Massage. She is a passionate advocate of Canine Myotherapy, working closely with vets and other professionals. She has developed a team of Galen Myotherapists practicing throughout the UK having completed the Galen Diploma. Julia has written The Complete Dog Massage Manual and Exercising Your Puppy, and has co-authored a book for veterinary practitioners and students. She is also a regular contributor to dog magazines also talks at seminars and runs training courses all of the UK.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781787116016
Illustrations: 100 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.07 in x 8.07 in / 204.98 mm x 204.98 mm

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