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, I was finally diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos, which is a disorder of the connective tissues and ongoing research is being done to link this disease as similar to what was DSLD in horses and is now called Equine Systemic Proteoglycan Accumulation - a full body disorder of the connective tissues. This has led me to acquire a fascination with fascia, its function, dysfunctional manifestations and the nutrition and exercise required to manage this. 

 

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. Our next goal being 3rd level and that elusive USDF bronze medal. 

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

  • MagnaWave PEMF

  • Kinesiology Taping

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy

  • Acupressure

  • LLLT / Class 3b Cold Laser Therapy

  • Photopuncture (red light acupuncture - non invasive)

  • Hand Held Red Light Therapy

  • Infrared Thermal Imaging - requires veterinary consent and reading of images. I am not licensed to make a diagnosis on your horse, only to take pictures.

  • Aromatherapy 

Bodywork Certifications & Classes

  • Equine Sports Massage Therapy - 2019

  • Equine Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapy - 2019

  • Equine Trigger Point Therapy - 2019

  • MagnaWave PEMF Practitioner - 2019 

  • AIMLA Equine Laser Certification - 2020

  • Thermology Veterinary Infrared Training - 2020

  • Equi-Tape Practitioner - Distinction - 2020

  • NWSAM Equine Fascial Lines - 2020

  • CranialSacral Therapy - 2020

  • Tallgrass Acupressure Institute: Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 Element Theory, Meridian Theory, Acupoint Classification, Energetics & Landmark Anatomy, Health & Pathology, Indicators & Assessments, Essential Oils, Horses In Motion - 2020

  • Animal Cold Laser Practitioner - 2020

  • Phototonic Body Balance - 2020

Other Certifications & Classes

  • Basic Equine Emergency First Aid - 2018

  • Intro to Equine Biomechanics - 2018

  • Advanced Equine Emergency First Aid - 2019

  • Masterson Method Weekend Seminar & Home Study Class - 2019

  • Avalon Performance: Equine Anatomy & Health Considerations, Basic Biomechanics: Understanding Horse Movement, Recognizing Issues That Affect Performance Horses - 2019

  • University of Guelph; Management of the Equine Environment - 2019

  • Reiki Master - 2020

  • Dr Kellon; NRC Plus (Equine Nutrition), Cushings/IR - 2020

Continuing Education I am currently working through:

  • Academy of Animal Sports Science, Evidence Based Equine Rehabilitation (EBER)

  • Photonic Health Red Light Practitioner Certification 

  • Animal NeuroMuscular Release

  • Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding

  • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute Equine Certification - Awaiting hands on certification class. 

  • Tall Grass Tui Na - Acupressure Massage

  • Equi-First Aid Instructor Training

  • NWSAM Animal Aromatics Certification

  • Equine Science - University of Guelph

  • Masterson Method Practitioner

  • NBCAAM Board Certification for Massage & Acupressure

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

Certified:

Myo-Manipulative Functional Therapist

Sports Massage Therapist

Cranial Sacral Practitioner

Equi-Tape Kinesiology Tape Practitioner

PEMF Practitioner 

AIMLA Equine Laser Therapy

Teletherm Equine Infrared Thermal Imaging

Services:

Equine Massage

PEMF (Magnawave) Therapy for Horses & Riders

Kinesiology Taping for Horses & Riders

CranialSacral Therapy for Horses

Cold Laser/LLLT, including Acu-Laser

Infrared Thermal Imaging

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.