The goal of working with acupressure-massage is to restore, replenish, and maintain the natural harmony and balance needed in animal and human bodies to create optimal health and well-being.

Conventional western and eastern medicines’ scientific studies and clinical observation have proven that acupressure can:

  • Relieve muscle spasms

  • Build the immune system

  • Benefit chronic health issues

  • Strengthen muscles, tendons, joints, and bones

  • Balance energy to optimize the body’s natural ability to heal

  • Release natural cortisone to reduce swelling and inflammation

  • Release endorphins necessary to increase energy or relieve pain

  • Enhance mental clarity and calm required for focus in training and performance

  • Resolve injuries more readily by increasing the blood supply and removing toxins.

I am awaiting hands on classes resuming (postponed due to covid) in order to fully certify as a Tallgrass Equine Acupressure Practitioner. In the interim I am incorporating pointwork into massage and other modality sessions where appropriate.

As well as working through the certification process with Tallgrass Acupressure Institute, I have learned meridian balancing and photopuncture (acupoint work with laser or red light) during my massage & cold laser/redlight certification with Dr Angelique Barbara (Angel's Holistic Animals). Acupoint work is also a big part of the Photonic Health Practioner program that I am also currently undertaking. All of these certifications blend very well together into a working knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its therapeutic application in equines. TCM however is a lifetime of study, and something I will continue learning more about forever!

There are benefits to using acupressure and photopuncture over needles, especially with horses that are needle sensitive. It is also possible to combine these methods with traditional massage, Tui-Na (acupressure massage) and kinesiology taping specific meridians or acupoints. The non invasive yet effective methods are a great addition to your equine wellness program.

In most instances, we prefer to use photopuncture in sessions due to the fact that we can balance points much quicker than with acupressure. Please see the page regarding photopuncture & red light for more information.

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Alternative therapies are not a replacement for adequate veterinary care and diagnosis