Any Equissage grads practicing in the state of Wisconsin for canine massage, and in NY (upstate), also for canine massage? TIA!
Hi! Just wanted to let you know my certification test has been delivered to your PO box. Very excited to hear how I did! Please let me know if you have any issues viewing the videos. Thanks again for such a wonderful learning opportunity !

Thank you, Mary and Equissage, for a great week with Brave Name, Nicolas, Violet and all the other wonderful equine instructors! This was so good for me. AND i loved meeting my new cadre of fellow equine massage therapists Savannah Greene, Rebecca Hargreaves, Jill Baddorf and Julie Heinzman. ๐Ÿงก
Dear Mary,

First of all I hope that you are all safe and both 4 and 2 legged family are doing okay

I just want to thank you. I have a little mini mare who suddenly could not walk, just shuffle. Everything else was okay but she looked like a little old lady. I reverted back to the training I got from Equissage and worked on her. It took about 12 days of massaging her every other day and last night she started walking a lot better. She stumbles once in a while but she is out in the field with the rest of the crew and hopefully is now on the mend. Will continue to use your treatments until she is 100%. Again, thank you so much

I don't know if I told you but I had to have Spirit put to sleep last year as his arthritis was so bad he couldn't get up and his hips sounded like crumbled tissue paper when he eventually got up. I had promised him that when he was ready I would help him cross the bridge. The vet came out and put him to sleep and then he went to Precious Pets where he was cremated and now he is in the barn with Patches and PeeWee.

Again, thank you for the training it is invaluable. Be safe and please take care. jackie carroll Picked on Pony Farm, 10641 E 640 Rd, Hennessey OK 73742

I know I didn't take the final exam but I still use your knowledge on my horses and donkeys
Cous, Sailor wrote an awesome book! TY!
I'm in AZ. I haven't seen anything in my area, so I thought about the online course. Looking at getting into something new. This working 2 jobs is getting really old.
Hope your Halloween was happy!!!!!!!
So grateful to give Junior his first Equissage, not sure who looks happier and hopefully the first of many to come . He is perfect .
Just thought I would share some of my wonderful experiences since having attended & successfully graduated Equissage in March 2000, The massage has become such a huge part of my life since then. Always watching 4 leggeds gait & assessing movement has always been a passion for me. I have shown horses in numerous disciplines since 1979 and raced & trained Standardbreds. Since 1992 I have shown, bred and trained Yorkshire Terriers also. I am very active in showing, breeding & judging dogs here in Canada. As an ESMT/CSMT I have been fortunate to have applied the Equissage methods to countless canines in the conformation and performance rings in North America and abroad. The transformation of many of these dogs and horses over the 19 years has been incredible to say the least. There is nothing more fulfilling and rewarding than helping any animal restore their full range of motion, mobility and eliminate pain associated with muscle strain and abnormalities. I can so highly recommend to anyone wanting to make a difference for animals to most definitely contact Equissage. Get ready for the most exciting time of your life, you will never regret it! and may this become your lifes passion as well ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
Any equine massage therapists practicing in Texas? I have some questions.

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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 โ€œgo by quicklyโ€ 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, โ€œGod Bless.โ€


Our favorite package to mail out! The recipient is receiving certificates for successfully completing both the Equine and Canine Home Study Program! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™Œ
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.

[03/31/21]   #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...



โ€œHappy 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.โ€

Sailor ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿพ


Throwback to Equissage pre-COVID with these fantastic students. Shoutout to Laura A. Sardinia- Prager for the photos. ๐ŸŒŸ


Violet and Brave Name may be getting a little spoiled


This weekโ€™s student, Virginia, had never been around horses has already made a good friend. โค๏ธ


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."
~a. smith

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. โฌ‡



โ€œTwo years ago I tried to eat the green hat at Blue Mist Pet Grooming.โ€

Sailor ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’š


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 ๐Ÿ˜‰


We got a preview of spring this week with beautiful weather and 70ยฐ. 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.


#sundaysymphonywith sailorandsarah

โ€œMama just signed me up for music lessons because she thinks I have some talent. I knew this would happen someday.โ€

Sailor ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽป


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 ๐Ÿฅฐ


We had fun, snowy week at Equissage โ„๏ธ


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 โ„๏ธ We are ready for a fun week at Equissage ๐Ÿค—


Off the Leash

Married Life With Dogs...

#Marriage #MarriedLife #lifewithdogs #lifewithpuppies #life #puppiesofinstagram #puppies #dogs #dogsofinstagram #happydogs #firstpuppy #offtheleash #dogcartoons #rupertfawcett #newcartoons #dogsofinstaworld #dogsoffacebook


#ThrowbackThursday to 2003 Isaiah with volunteering as a massage model.
Comment if you remember Isaiah!

[02/17/21]   Another Equissage success story โค
"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."



โ€œMama and I both teach the Canine Massage Class. She said that my behavior has improved.โ€

Sailor ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿพ


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 weekโ€™s one-one-one student, Frances!


If Opi could speak... ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚



โ€œ Mama told me that I would be playing football someday only if I didnโ€™t keep dropping the ball.โ€



Every afternoon Opi peeks his head in the feed room and asks โ€œis it dinner time yet?โ€.

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