Since its inception in 1991, Equissage has become the longest running certification program, the most widely recognized program and the leader in Animal Massage Certification in the United States.
Equissage is the oldest and leading trainer of animal massage therapists in the world. Since 1991, Equissage has graduated more than 20,000 Equine & Canine Massage Therapists, from every state in the US and 20 countries around the world. Our on site programs (listed below) are held at our facility in Virginia. Equine Certification Program 5 day course (Monday-Friday)
Dual Certification Program (Equine/Canine) 5 day course (Monday-Friday)
We also offer Home Study Programs for Equine an/or Canine Massage Therapy Certification. Please visit our website for more information: www.equissage.com
Congratulations to recent Equissage graduate, Kayla Y. of North Carolina. Her client was obviously enjoying her work. 😉
Easter 1993. The year will go by quickly the ticket agent said. We were saying goodbye to Eric at the small Southern Pines airport. Her words fell on deaf ears (mine) as he was being deployed to Okinawa.
But there I am with our first horse who held us together no matter what. And the year did seem to “go by quickly” largely due to the fact that the Equine program was rolling along.
Easter 2021. Life does go on. Just like all those years with the many challenges, here we are once again more fully understanding the value of life and a hug.
As my husband, Dee always said, “God Bless.”
Our favorite package to mail out! The recipient is receiving certificates for successfully completing both the Equine and Canine Home Study Program! 🌟🙌
We may not have in-person class this week, but we still have students learning through Equissage. If you want to learn more about our home-study program, check out our website.
#Successstory from Kira. R from Texas
"My current competition horse would show signs of low back pain. After massage therapy and chiropractic correction, he was able to return to the training and was successful in the show ring once again. Thanks to the Equissage evaluation I was able to find that most of his tension was coming from his gluteal and hamstrings muscles which provided him pain relief in his low back."
Mondays have us like...
“Happy National Puppers Day you guys. We have two pictures here, one of me and the other, I think his name was Jim. Both were taken when we were very young.”
Throwback to Equissage pre-COVID with these fantastic students. Shoutout to Laura A. Sardinia- Prager for the photos. 🌟
Violet and Brave Name may be getting a little spoiled
This week’s student, Virginia, had never been around horses has already made a good friend. ❤️
Congratulations to one of our favorite students, Stephen C. from Connecticut. He recently completed the canine home study program and did a great job. Just look at how happy those two are!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
An Irish Horse's Blessing:
"May there always be comfort and safety found in your stall.
May your coat be groomed and cared for.
May the trail you carry your owner along be filled with love and peace.
May the sunshine be ever shining brightly in the green pastures you spend your days in.
And may your owner always have the kindness and love of St. Francis in their heart."
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Check out our Spring-Summer 2021 course schedule!
Tag a friend who should learn Equine and/or Canine Massage Therapy at Equissage. ⬇
“Two years ago I tried to eat the green hat at Blue Mist Pet Grooming.”
Congrats to Kristina H., a recent graduate of the Equine Home study program! She did a fabulous job on her final exam. Her client agrees too 😉
We got a preview of spring this week with beautiful weather and 70°. Not to mention our wonderful students who made it even better!
#ThrowbackThursday to Spring 2017. Although things look a little different this year, we are excited for another spring season at Equissage.
Thanks Nicole Lupo for the great pictures!
Melody giving her weekly speech to the new students.
"So, I hear that you want to learn Equine Massage..."
Happy #internationalwomensday and a special shout-out to our two amazing instructors, Mary and Sam.
“Mama just signed me up for music lessons because she thinks I have some talent. I knew this would happen someday.”
Animals need massage too! Animals get sore the same way we get sore after a run, a hike, or any kind of exercise. Learning equine and /or canine massage from Equissage is a great way to provide some serious relief to our furry friends. Visit www.equissage.com for more info!
Come to Equissage for the best hug of your life (also to learn equine and canine massage).
Thanks for the photo Amanda Wanless 🥰
We had fun, snowy week at Equissage ❄️
Snow worries, be happy.
[02/23/21] Do you have pictures from your time at Equissage that you want to share? Send them to our direct message for the chance to be featured on our page!
Hugs with Melody on a chilly Monday ❄️ We are ready for a fun week at Equissage 🤗
Off the Leash
Married Life With Dogs...
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#ThrowbackThursday to 2003 Isaiah with volunteering as a massage model.
Comment if you remember Isaiah!
Another Equissage success story ❤
"My horse Barry was a kill-pen rescue. When I got him he was so tense and anxious. By using the Equissage massage sequence he is now so relaxed on the ground and in the saddle, moving better than ever and is much more free/ relaxed. I massage him weekly and he looks forward to it."
“Mama and I both teach the Canine Massage Class. She said that my behavior has improved.”
Congrats to Frances for a great week at Equissage. Her best friend through the week was Katie, who will especially miss her.
Come learn at Equissage!
Melody bonding with this week’s one-one-one student, Frances!
If Opi could speak... 🙄😂
“ Mama told me that I would be playing football someday only if I didn’t keep dropping the ball.”
Every afternoon Opi peeks his head in the feed room and asks “is it dinner time yet?”.
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