Yes, for seniors, and also some FYI about NBCAAM.org…. (that’s National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage). This evening I’ll be doing a webinar for NBCAAM, on Supporting Senior Animals with Acupressure/Shiatsu, Based on the Energy and Physiology of Aging. I’ve only done a few webinars before, so a little nervous, but mostly […]
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Very short. Very fun to watch! This is a glimpse of what our (and our animals’) fascia actually looks like!
A long video. And there are subtitles. (Video is in German. Subtitles are English.) If you’re curious about fascia (connective tissue), here’s a great video to watch!
Here’s a great Q&A article from theHorse.com. Veterinarian Dr. Joyce Harman, DVM, MRCVS, offers her response to a question about asymmetrical muscle development and how it can relate to both movement and saddle fitting issues. And be sure to note her comments in the last paragraph, “So what can you do about this asymmetry?”!
Here are a few tips to keep any stretches you do with your dog or horse safe and effective. Have a sense of what muscles you are stretching and why before you begin. Unless the muscles across one side of a joint are initially tighter than others across the same joint, you may create an […]
Don’t assume stretching is always good for your horse or dog! Depends on how it’s done, when it’s done, and how often, just to name a few obvious factors. (And yes, there are potential benefits to stretching, just some potential pitfalls as well.) In my books I teach a good alternative to stretching for the […]
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Here’s a link to some new research which supports what we all already knew about the power of touch. As usual, the research is about humans, which is fine. Just know it all applies to the animals, too. (Humans are animals, too, after all!) The article’s title is “Massage May Aid in Grieving Process.”
Equine veterinarian, chiropractor, and acupuncturist Dr. Kari DeLeeuw offers another tip on Horse Tip Daily. Horse Tip Daily #176 Listen to all of Dr. De Leeuw’s tips here. ____________________________________
I’m very happy to announce that my book, The Horse Lover’s Guide to Massage: What Your Horse Wants You to Know, did indeed win a bronze award for 2010 (for books published in 2009)! You can see the complete list of winners and more information about the awards at the Living Now Book Awards website,