I was a "horse girl" growing up in the USA, but as so often happens in life, school, work, and travel pulled me away from horses for years until a few years ago, when I could no longer ignore the feeling that it was time to go back.
Fast-forwarding to the present-day, after over a decade in my job as a hospital-based Nurse Practitioner, I felt the desire to try and help people in a more tangible and holistic way, so I became a certified (human) massage therapist. In this role, I found that by scaling-back to the more basic, intuitive practice of the laying-on of hands, I was able to help people regain and strengthen their mind-body connections, work-through and alleviate aches and pains, and help them to tap-into the body's innate ability to heal itself. In doing so, I was able to witness clients improve the overall quality of their lives in a truly meaningful, and often immediate way.
Applying this same philosophy to equine massage has been incredibly rewarding. Horses are wise and intuitive animals, and inevitably I learn something from each and every interaction. Every session I do is like a master class in mutual respect, trust-building, and partnership. These noble animals do so much for us, it truly is the ultimate privilege to be able to return the favor and help them not only heal, but thrive.
At Living Earth Equine Massage I use the Equissage technique for equine sports and rehabilitation massage. You can learn more about Equissage here.