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The Complete Massage Manual - Gentle Dog Care [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Julia Robertson
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1 Aug 2010 Gentle Dog Care
Massage has a fascinating history dating back 4000 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 this valuable book 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. Also included is information about how the dog works in relation to what effects massage has; plus the clear, specially-comissioned photos and technique descriptions explain how you can be so much more in touch with the health of your canine companion, as well as establish a bond of trust and communication between you. * 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 * Glossary

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (1 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845843223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845843229
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 21 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clear photos and technique descriptions to help you massage your dog safely and effectively. - --Pet Mag NZ

About the Author

Julia 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 co-authored another book intended 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 16 Dec 2010
By Amanda
Format:Hardcover
The book was very useful, explaining fully the anatomy of the dog and how all of the bodily systems work such as digestion and circulation and how massage can promote these systems. It also gives you some basic techniques to use on your dog which are well explained and have pictures, there is also a trouble shooting section should you have diffculty performing the massage techniques on your dog which is also very helpful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars simple but good 28 Nov 2010
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This book is good for owners that would just want to learn how to treat their own pets. lots of photos
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting and enjoyable book 11 Jan 2012
By angie
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This book was a gift for a friend but I had a peek before I sent it as I am working with dogs professionally. Some really good information for dog owners and dog lovers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Canine Massage Book 12 April 2011
By Beck5
Format:Hardcover
This book is very comprehensive with excellent photographs. The Author is highly qualified and teaches courses in the subject too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 20 April 2013
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i purchased this book as i have elderly poodles, one of which has been diagnosed by the vet as haveing "arthritis/general ageing joint pain" so i hoped the book would be a guide to learning massage to help him, alongside giving his prescribed medication, and i also asked my vets opinion, before entering into appling massages. i found the book is very informative, clearly explains words and terms used, so you are not confused by any "jargon", and i have been able to learn the techniques suggested, and my dog seems to be a little easier in moving his legs, the joints seem to loosen up afterwards, also, my other dogs enjoy a gentle neck and shoulder massage just to relax them!! so in all, this book is an asset, and i would reccomend it to other owners.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Massage Manual - Gentle Dog Care 27 Feb 2013
By Marilyn
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A very informative, easy to understand and follow book on canine massage. It should be included in any canine library.
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