Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension

Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method For Alleviating Soreness, Strain, And Tension Pdf

By Jim Masterson and Stefanie Reinhold

Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension PDF. In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance.

This practical book:

  • Contains step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations
  • Is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method techniques on horses.
  • Includes chapters with tips & techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim’s practice help deepen your understanding.
  • Has a “quick reference” section that will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline—dressage, endurance, eventing, show jumping, barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports.

By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to:

  • Achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse’s body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance.
  • Restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment.
  • Enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain.
  • Achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.

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Table of Contents


PART ONE: The Masterson Method ™— Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork

1 What Is the MastersonMethod?

2 Working Environment and Safety

3 How to Use this Book

PART TWO: MastersonMethod Techniques—Connection and Communication

4 The BladderMeridian Technique

5 The Front End

6 The Neck-Shoulders-Withers (C7-T1) Junction

7 The Hind End

8 Working toward the Middle—The Horse’s Back

PART THREE: Addressing Performance Issues—General Problems, Individual
Breeds, and Pre-Event Bodywork

9 Performance Problems

10 Bodywork for Competition, Individual Breeds, and Different Disciplines

Appendix 1: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix 2: Active Stretches
Appendix 3: Contraindications
Appendix 4: Recommended Reading

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