In recent years, the benefit of massage, physiotherapy, and other touch therapies to horses has become better appreciated.
Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese therapy based on pressure and stretches, the benefits of which you can share with your horse, enhancing his well-being and happiness.
This book will familiarize the reader with the basic principals and techniques necessary to give a Shiatsu treatment that any horse will benefit from.
Once a student has a taste for the philosophy behind the treatment a search for more knowledge begins. This book sets out to describe some of the various diagnostic techniques and philosophies. Finally, the reader can go a little further into understanding the physiology and psychology of the horse to enhance the treatment he or she is able to give and expand their equine knowledge.
Cathy Tindall worked with a leading Shiatsu practitioner to develop the theory to become applicable to horses.
She gives courses in Shiatsu at The Natural Equine College.
Jaki Bell is former editor of Horse magazine and an equine author.