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Greyhound massage and stretching for greyhound parents
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Curriculum
About Course
This course has been developed specifically for greyhound parents.  There are videos which will demonstrate a head-to-tail massage sequence and a series of stretches.  We will also give you tips on photographing your dog so you can keep records on their muscle condition, lumps, bumps and scars.  By keeping track of this information, you can then bring these changes to your vet's attention.  
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn massage and stretching for your greyhound
  • Support your hound's health and wellness
  • Prevent injuries
About the instructors
Course Curriculum
Opening remarks
  • Opening remarks
    0:40
Explanation of acupressure and learning outcomes
This module explains acupressure and outlines the learning outcomes from the course
  • Explaining acupressure and the learning outcomes for this course
    1:06
  • Draft Lesson
Massage and stretching benefits and when you should NOT massage
Regular massage and stretching provide a number of benefits for your greyhound, let's review these and then understand the circumstances when it is best to avoid massage.
  • The benefits of dog massage
    1:18
  • The benefits of stretching
    00:00:38
  • Situations when you should NOT massage & stretch your greyhound
    2:21
Preparing yourself for a massage session
It's important for you to focus exclusively on your dog's massage session; this can be difficult in today's busy world. In this lesson, let's run through a simple relaxation exercise to help you prepare for your greyhound's massage. Then we'll cover tips on setting up for your massage and practising your massage pressure.
  • Be relaxed and ready for massage
    00:06:23
  • Other pre-massage considerations
    00:00:56
  • An explanation of massage pressure and how to practice
    00:01:25
  • Practice your massage pressure
    00:00:25
The massage sequence
The head-to-toe massage sequence for greyhounds
  • The massage sequence – here’s a one-page outline for you to print
  • Greyhound massage sequence
    00:11:12
  • Additional video – effleurage
    0:21
  • Additional video – head and ears
    0:54
  • Additional video – cheeks
    0:54
  • Additional video – shoulders
    0:14
  • Additional video – cupping of forelegs and running hand off the paw
    0:18
  • Additional video – raking of the ribs
    0:25
  • Additional video – belly strokes
    0:11
  • Addiitional video – slow circles around the rump
    0:14
  • Additional video – hind leg cupping
    0:14
Stretches for greyhounds
In this module, we demonstrate and explain the stretches for your greyhound
  • The stretching sequence – here’s a one page outline for you to print
  • Shoulder, hind leg, belly & toe stretches
    7:32
  • Treat stretches to the side
    7:32
  • Treat stretches looking up and down
    7:32
  • Additional video – shoulder range of motion
    7:32
  • Additional video – shoulder rotation
    00:00:23
  • Additional video – hind leg range of motion
    0:17
  • Additional video – side stretch
    0:13
  • Additional video – sideways stretch to neck stretch upwards
    00:00:31
  • Additional video – neck stretch down
    0:03
Keeping records
In this module, we photograph our greyhounds and use the results to create a lump and bump record.
  • Photographing your dog for a lump and bump chart
    2:00
  • What a lump and bump chart looks like
Table or floor for your massage?
Kathleen explains working on a table vs the floor and how massaging at home differs from professional practice
  • Table vs Floor/Home vs Professional
    1:16
Closing comments, thanks and credits
  • Final words of advice
    1:22
  • Thanks and credits
    0:20
Bloopers (Just for fun)
You can't film a class and not have bloopers. I hope you enjoy these.
  • Bloopers
    00:01:02
Requirements
  • Choose a comfortable position in your home and have a special blanket for your greyhound's massage. As you go through the course modules, you will be able to print out worksheets with the massage and stretching sequences which will help you follow along with the videos. Take your time and stop the videos where you need to as you practice with your greyhound.
Audience
  • Greyhound owners