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Licensed Equine Therapists?

Post by jboler » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:46 am

Does anyone know of a state that currently licenses equine therapists, or equine massage therapists?

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Post by JLWmassage » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:49 am

Here in Mass there is none, which I think is too bad. I have very strong feeling about that. I don't think that 200 hr. course quilfies someone as an EMT if you have no massage back ground. I have yet to find an Equine Massage course that impresses me. I am on the hunt for a coures that is geard toward already being a massage therapist. All the courses I have found are made for people who have no massage background.

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Post by maestra » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:00 pm

JLWmassage wrote:I have yet to find an Equine Massage course that impresses me. I am on the hunt for a coures that is geard toward already being a massage therapist. All the courses I have found are made for people who have no massage background.

Have you considered Myofascial Equine Therapy?
There is a little bit of info available on it at the John Barnes MFR site:
http://www.myofascialrelease.com/articl ... equine.asp


I don't know anybody who does it personally, but it sure sounds interesting!
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Re: Licensed Equine Therapists?

Post by Minxz » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:31 am

Here in CA there is no form of control for equine massage therapy pretty much anyone can call themselves an massage therapist. I asked a few of the programs offered what that means for practitioners in the future and they feel that if you get a reputable certification then you should be grandfathered in if any regulations are passed.
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