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Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual Paperback – August 1, 2003
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With sensitive insight and simple language, the author describes common muscular problems underlying gait irregularities. Jean-Pierre explains how hands skilled in massage can contribute to a dog's comfort and healing. --Rachel Page Elliott, author of Dogsteps
Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt has masterfully applied well-known, effective human massage techniques to dogs. Canine Massage is a well-organized, highly readable book that places those techniques at your fingertips. --Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, author of Peak Performance and Coaching the Canine Athlete
About the Author
Author Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, L.M.T. was born in the south of France and came to Canada in the early 1980s where he pursued a successful career as a Licensed Massage Therapist treating many well-known athletes and dignitaries from around the world. More recently he has used his empathy and compassion for animals to develop massage techniques especially designed for dogs and horses. Also by Jean-Pierre, Equine Massage: A Practical Guide.
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From personal experience, I have been able to use the massage techniques learned from this book to relax my dog during thunderstorms, and to help relieve muscle spasms that occur (which I believe are related to his arthritis, as he is a canine senior citizen).
This book provides straightforward instructions along with detailed diagrams to speed the reader's learning curve, and I highly recommend it.
Aside from everything else, I am able to now spend time giving my dog a gentle, loving massage, just as a gesture of love. It is so nice to know I am easing away his physical tension as I massage, and his 'sighs' of relief as I work my way along his body give me the approval responses I need to know I'm doing the right things, and I know I've hit a home run when he starts to snore!
because my dog has hip problems i have mostly focused on her back end but this helped me see the whole body as one, perhaps over compensating for where she does hurt. when i would try to do the massage she kept giving me her front paws but then i thought just go with it and that's when i noticed her back wasn't so hunched over when she was walking after.
i have purchased several books on this topic and this one is by far the most informative and easiest to apply.
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Even caught my husband reading it!!!