A special forum for those who provide massage/bodywork and related therapies to animals. Discussion, links, techniques, marketing, ability & agility issues.
- Fresh Hands
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- Location: Kentucky
Does anyone know of a state that currently licenses equine therapists, or equine massage therapists?
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- Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:45 pm
- Location: West Boylston, Ma
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.
- Site Admin
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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!
“Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell” - Bill Copeland
- Fresh Hands
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- Location: South Bay area CA
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.