About Us

Rosemary Gillies, CESMT, CMWP, CEMFT, CEKTP

I have been a lifelong lover of horses. I was "that horse kid" and spent every possible minute at my local riding school and training facility, doing anything from yard work & grooming to exercising horses to earn more lessons and spend more time with horses. I took a break from horses for several years after leaving school to work in the finance industry and have a family.

I've spent much of my life trying to understand the reasons behind my own chronic illness and pain. After being very sick and requiring Physical Therapy after the birth of my second daughter, I was finally diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos HT, which is a disorder of the connective tissues. Ongoing research is being done to link this disease in people as similar to what was called DSLD in horses and is now called Equine Systemic Proteoglycan Accumulation - a full body disorder of the connective tissues. My health has led me to acquire a fascination with fascia, its function, dysfunctional manifestations and the nutrition and exercise required to manage connective tissue disorders in both people and horses. 

 

However I have my personal horse to blame for falling into the rabbit hole of Equine bodywork. I have seen first hand the results of using traditional veterinary medicine alongside alternative methods in keeping her performing at her best and competing successfully, despite her perceived physical limitations from previous trauma.

In November 2019 she successfully competed at a National Level at USDF Second Level and placed 7th overall in Kentucky at USDF Finals at Second Level Freestyle. 

In my experience, people often turn to complementary therapies after a long road of lameness or inconclusive health issues and when traditional methods have been exhausted. However, in my opinion, the best way to keep all horses feeling and performing at their best, regardless of their age and workload/discipline, is to combine veterinary preventative care, correct nutrition and farriery, with a therapeutic maintenance program.

A functional integrative approach for the equine performance athlete has become important in all disciplines, but this approach is not limited to the competitive animal.

Whilst all illness and injury may never be completely avoidable, it is entirely possible to incorporate a team approach to ensure your horse's overall wellness, to prevent, reduce or delay the occurrence of destructive inflammatory processes and their consequences, as well as maintaining the body in an optimum state to heal should an accident occur.

 

Alternative therapies are not a replacement for adequate veterinary care and diagnosis - I work alongside your DVM and other equine professionals to assist in keeping your horse(s) healthy, fit, supple, sound.

My work is limited to the certified, non-invasive, drug free modalities of:

  • Equine Massage; Sports Massage, Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy & Fascial Release

  • MagnaWave PEMF

  • Equitape Kinesiology Taping

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy

  • Acupressure & Tui Na

  • Photobiomodulation; Photopuncture & Red Light (LLLT)

  • Reiki

  • Aromatherapy

I am also available to teach Equitape Introductory Workshops

I hold numerous certifications and make sure to keep up with my education to provide the best service to my clients and their horses. Not all certifications are complete, some are in progress, as noted.

 

Bodywork Certifications & Classes

  • Equine Sports Massage Therapy - 2019

  • Equine Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy - 2019

  • Equine Trigger Point Therapy - 2019

  • MagnaWave PEMF Practitioner - 2019 

  • Equi-Tape Practitioner - Distinction - 2020

  • NWSAM Equine Fascial Lines - 2020

  • CranialSacral Therapy - 2020

  • Reiki Master - 2020

  • MyoFascial Release for Animals - 2020

  • Equine Orthobionomy - In Progress

  • Academy of Equine Sports Science - Evidence Based Equine Rehabilitation - In Progress

  • Animal NeuroMuscular Release - In Progress

  • Equine MúsculoSkeletal Unwinding - In Progress

Traditional Chinese Medicine/Tallgrass Acupressure Certification

  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine - 2020

  • 5 Element Theory - 2020

  • Meridian Theory - 2020

  • Acupoint Classification - 2020

  • Energetics & Landmark Anatomy - 2020

  • Health & Pathology - 2020

  • Indicators & Assessment - 2020

  • Essential Oils - 2020

  • Horses in Motion - 2020

  • Tui Na - In Progress

  • Awaiting Hands on Classes to progress with Certification

Photobiomodulation Certifications & Classes

  • AIMLA Equine Laser Certification - 2020

  • Thermology Veterinary Infrared Training - 2020

  • Animal Cold Laser Practitioner - 2020

  • Photonic Health Equine Level 1 - In Progress

  • Photonics Therapy Institute Certified Light Therapist - Human & Equine - In Progress

Masterson Method

  • Weekend Seminar 2019

  • Home Study Class - 2019

  • Equine Anatomy & Health Considerations 2019

  • Basic Biomechanics: Understanding Horse Movement - 2019

  • Recognizing Issues that Affect Performance Horses - 2019

Dr Eleanor Kellon 

  • NRC Plus (Equine Nutrition) - 2020

  • Cushings/IR - 2020

  • Neuro Muscular Disorders - In Progress

  • Basics of Radiographs - In Progress

University of Guelph

  • Management of the Equine Environment - 2019

A Stable Connection/Equi-First Aid Texas

  • Basic Equine Emergency First Aid - 2018

  • Intro to Equine Biomechanics - 2018

  • Advanced Equine Emergency First Aid - 2019

  • Equine First Aid Instructor Training - In Progress

Horse/Saddle/Rider CPD Caroline Lindsay VPT

  • Equine Manipulation & Mobilisation - 2020

Equitopia

  • Horse & Rider Asymmetry - 2020

  • Dr Dyson - Pain Indicators In the Ridden Horse - 2020

  • Basics of Classical Riding - Gerd Heuschmann - In Progress

  • Equine Biomechanics: Head & Neck. Gerd Heuschmann - In Progress

  • Compassionate Training for Today's Sporthorse - In Progress

Centaur Biomechanics

  • Prof Hilary Clayton - The Equine Back - 2020

  • Dr. Russell MacKechnie-Guire - Equine Laterality & its influence on horse & rider performance - 2020

  • Dr Marie Rhodin - Movement Asymmetries in Horses - 2020

Essential Oils:

  • Tallgrass Essential Oils & Acupressure - 2020

  • NWSAM - Essential Oil Certification - In Progress

In addition to my professional certifications, I am a competing AA member of USDF, USEF, AQHA, & the Houston Dressage Society.

I am a practitioner member of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork and the Association of PEMF Professionals.

I am fully insured by Hands on Trade Association.

Copies of certifications and insurance documentation available on request.

bodywork solutions for the performance & pleasure horse

RESTORE EQUINE LLC

Restore Equine LLC

 

Services:

Equine Massage, Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy & Fascial Release

PEMF (Magnawave) Therapy for Horses & Riders

Equi-Tape Kinesiology Taping for Horses & Riders

CranialSacral Therapy for Horses

Photobiomodulation- Photopuncture & Red Light Therapy

Based in Katy, Texas and servicing the Greater Houston area.

rose@restoreequine.com

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Professional photography is by Kristie Nichols, Moonfyre Photography.