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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 !

Kristina
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. 🧡
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!
Yay!!!!!!
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.
Yay!!!!
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 💖💖
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 (E

Photos from Equissage's post 09/03/2021

This week's student spotlight is on Andrea Barton, Equissage graduate and now-founder of Postolka Equine Therapeutics

"My favorite part of the week at Equissage was the last day because we were able to take all of our knowledge from the week and complete a full massage on one of the Equissage horses! It really put into perspective how much we absorbed throughout the week!"
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08/31/2021

Have you participated in our home-study or on-site program? Would you like to be featured on our page? Fill out this google form to let us know about your experience with Equissage for the chance to be featured as our student of the week!
bit.ly/myeqbio

Have you participated in our home-study or on-site program? Would you like to be featured on our page? Fill out this google form to let us know about your experience with Equissage for the chance to be featured as our student of the week!
bit.ly/myeqbio

08/30/2021

We had a great time with last week’s group of students. The August heat had nothing on them 💪☀️

We had a great time with last week’s group of students. The August heat had nothing on them 💪☀️

08/29/2021

It’s been 95° in Virginia… so let’s take a minute to remember this kind of weather ❄️🌨

It’s been 95° in Virginia… so let’s take a minute to remember this kind of weather ❄️🌨

08/27/2021

You need a better view of the TV… #lifewithdogs #tv #tvtime #living #livingwithdogs #dogsandsofas #sofadogs #dogsofinstagram #dogslife #dogslifestyle #dogslifestagram #rupertfawcettcartoons #dogcartoons #happydog #funnycartoons #offtheleashcartoons #offtheleashdogcartoons #rupertfawcettdogcartoons

08/24/2021

Another week of learning equine massage with these 4 lovely people. If you can’t tell, Dancer already loves them.

Another week of learning equine massage with these 4 lovely people. If you can’t tell, Dancer already loves them.

08/23/2021

“It’s Monday, give me that coffee!”
We feel you, Katie.

“It’s Monday, give me that coffee!”
We feel you, Katie.

Photos from Equissage's post 08/22/2021

Nothing beats summer nights at Equissage ☀️

Photos from Equissage's post 08/20/2021

A few days ago we had a special visitor here at Equissage. Her name is Patricia and she used to do Dressage and Three Day Eventing when she lived in California. She moved to Virginia four years ago and hasn’t competed since.

Patricia is 96 years young and hopes to ride Opi when we have some cooler weather!

[08/17/21]   Our program schedule has been updated.
Sign-up is now available for the weeks of December 27 and January 10th.
❗️📅

[08/13/21]   Congrats to our most recent home study graduates!

Mackenzie H., Morgan L., Sandy H., Karen S.🥳

08/10/2021

Melody, Mary and our wonderful students kick off a week at Equissage🐴

Melody, Mary and our wonderful students kick off a week at Equissage🐴

08/08/2021

#sundayswithsailor

“After I read this book I understand why the little puppers at the daycare place always tried to jump up on me. They didn’t know what I was. I always stood quietly until one time I didn’t. One day I chased the owner’s dog and ended up in a crate. Now I get to stay home with Mama🤦🐾🐾

Love, Sailor

#sundayswithsailor

“After I read this book I understand why the little puppers at the daycare place always tried to jump up on me. They didn’t know what I was. I always stood quietly until one time I didn’t. One day I chased the owner’s dog and ended up in a crate. Now I get to stay home with Mama🤦🐾🐾

Love, Sailor

08/04/2021

Brave Name watching Brave Name getting a massage.

Brave Name watching Brave Name getting a massage.

Photos from Equissage's post 08/02/2021

Congratulations to Alexis, Maria and Amy! It was a great week!🐴❤️

07/29/2021

Today’s student spotlight is on Olivia Tarlow! 👩‍🎓

"My favorite part of my learning experience was seeing the difference in my horses and learning about their muscles so I knew which ones were causing them any problems. Also making my video to send in. It took three tries due to a raccoon walking in my barn and scaring me!”

Do you want to be featured on our page? Fill out our survey at bit.ly/myeqbio.

Today’s student spotlight is on Olivia Tarlow! 👩‍🎓

"My favorite part of my learning experience was seeing the difference in my horses and learning about their muscles so I knew which ones were causing them any problems. Also making my video to send in. It took three tries due to a raccoon walking in my barn and scaring me!”

Do you want to be featured on our page? Fill out our survey at bit.ly/myeqbio.

07/28/2021

Dancer was the first one to extend an Equissage greeting to these wonderful students 🌻😊🌻

Dancer was the first one to extend an Equissage greeting to these wonderful students 🌻😊🌻

Photos from Equissage's post 07/25/2021

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Equissage🌺🌺🌺
Thirty years in the books and still turning pages. Motivation, Determination and most importantly Divine Inspiration. I am beyond proud of Team Equissage: Amy, Arturo, Karen, Margaret, Sam, Sarah and Selena.
Thank you everyone for traveling this road with us!
God Bless Us All

Mary

Photos from Equissage's post 07/22/2021

This week's student spotlight is on Equissage graduate Ashley Raynow 👩‍🎓

What brought you to Equissage?:
"I had been using a copy of the training book on my horses for years, and wanted to get certified to officially help others more."

Who is your favorite Equissage horse?: "Dancer, he reminds me quite a bit of my own horse whom I just retired."

What was your favorite part of the week?:
“I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with a few new friends I made, and the conversations I shared with Mary."

If you want to be featured on our page, fill out our google form at this link--> bit.ly/myeqbio

[07/21/21]   There are two openings left for the week of September 13th and the week of September 27th.
Sign up soon!

07/19/2021

Has anyone seen Sam? She is such a sweet pony😊

Has anyone seen Sam? She is such a sweet pony😊

07/15/2021

Throwback Thursday with Beau. He was our third official Equissage model. We adopted him in 1992 from the Equine Rescue League. Beau was a great teacher and model for the program.🐴❤️

Throwback Thursday with Beau. He was our third official Equissage model. We adopted him in 1992 from the Equine Rescue League. Beau was a great teacher and model for the program.🐴❤️

07/13/2021

Melody greeting the new group of students on Monday. 🐴

Melody greeting the new group of students on Monday. 🐴

07/11/2021

#sundayswithsailor

“Mama asked me if I was comfortable.”

Sailor

#sundayswithsailor

“Mama asked me if I was comfortable.”

Sailor

[07/10/21]   It's Success Story Saturday ☀️
"Since I have returned from your program I have had a wonderful experience with reconnecting with the hoses in my barn. Your course was exactly what I was looking for personally and spiritually. It has been amazing to me the number of people that I have talked to about massage. Vets, horse people, friends, and loved ones are all very interested in what I am doing.
Upon returning from your class my life has turned around and I haven’t even seen but the tip of the iceberg. It was like everything fell in place at once, my motivation was back, and my confidence was high again, I was back enjoying my life. It is amazing to me that people and influences that enter my life for small periods of time impact me so greatly. That person of course was you [Mary] this time, you gave me this skill and reunited me with passion that brightened everything up. I am grateful and I will practice this skill you have taught me to the absolute best of my ability. I am happy and very proud to have been introduced to your therapy."
R.P., OH

[07/09/21]   Thanks so much to recent home student, Sandy, for this testimony! We loved hearing from you!

"Thank you so very much... this is a wonderful program! It has absolutely prepared me to use Sports Massage with my horse for years to come. And I feel like I am a better horse owner just by studying and absorbing all of this critical information about the horse. I loved this whole experience! Nice job creating the home study program... you nailed it! I absolutely feel ready to call myself an Equine Sports Massage practitioner in completion of the work I have done with Equissage!"

07/07/2021

I Don't Believe It...

#idontbelieveit #idontbelievethem #really #lifewithdogs #walkiesneeded #morewalkingneeded #theweighin #morewalksplanned #walkies #dogwalking #happydogs #dogcartoons #itsadogslife #offtheleashdogcartoons #rupertfawcettdogcartoons #rupertfawcett #dogsofinstagram #dogs

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

Repost from 2016
Happy Independence Day 💙🇺🇸

Fourth of July 2016

A Message From Tucker

As told to one of my students, Samantha S.
Please do not shed too many tears over me. When the sun hits your face in the most perfect way and warms your soul, know that it is me. When as slight breeze hits your neck, that is me standing over you. I will be with you always.
Teaching others your gift of healing is a noble task. Your love of roses rubbed off on me. Not only their sweetness, but in my passing I realize there are more reasons than that for the rose suiting you so well. They are beautiful, yet strong and sweet yet resilient.
My bones were tired and now they are strong, I could probably outrun those old racers, even Violet.
We are all together and we hope your days are many but know when your day comes, I will be waiting at the crossing for you.
Love,
T U C K E R

[07/03/21]   It's Success Story Saturday ⭐
A Very Grateful Owner
In June of this year, my 11-year-old retriever-mix dog, Kip, had surgery to repair torn ligaments in her right knee. Given that she was already severely arthritic, we were given a guarded prognosis for her to heal well. We were warned that there was the strong possibility that the extra weight/ pressure placed on her left leg during the healing of the right leg could lead to its damage also. We were told that the healing process would take 3-6 months, possibly longer. We were deeply saddened by the prospect that this injury may be signaling the “beginning of the end” for this sweet animal. She was in terrible pain. I have arthritis and have experienced the benefits of a good massage and I was hopeful that the same would be true for Kip.
An Equissage-certified canine massage therapist came to the house when Kip was just 5 weeks post-op. The first massage lasted only twenty minutes as that was all Kip could tolerate. The therapist was very sensitive and gentle. Kip had massages from her at weeks six and seven post-op. Following the massage at week seven, I could not keep the silly old dog from chasing squirrels in the backyard! Her progress was phenomenal! We continue the massages every 3-4 weeks. Kip will always have arthritis and, thanks to the therapist’s excellent work and care, will always be chasing squirrels.
I recommend your student’s skills to anyone for the ongoing health and happiness of the animals they love.
C.B., NC

07/01/2021

Sam, Lord Dubai, and this week’s awesome group of students. All smiles at Equissage 🐎

Sam, Lord Dubai, and this week’s awesome group of students. All smiles at Equissage 🐎

[06/29/21]   Sign up to learn at Equissage this Fall!
Class schedule:
WEEK OF AUGUST 23RD
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13TH
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27TH

06/28/2021

Melody is excited to welcome our new group of students to Equissage ☀️

Melody is excited to welcome our new group of students to Equissage ☀️

[06/26/21]   It's Success Story Saturday!
"I want to say your dog program is great, I have learned a lot from it and I think my dogs are 100% healthier since I started massaging them on a routine basis. I do competitive agility and I have always stretched and done a little massage but after learning what I really need to do and how to apply it other people are asking me to massage their dogs because mine are hardly ever sore. So me and my dogs thank you!"
-A.K., OH

06/24/2021

#ThrowbackThursday with one of our favorites, Tucker.

Comment if you remember Tucker ❤

#ThrowbackThursday with one of our favorites, Tucker.

Comment if you remember Tucker ❤

06/23/2021

Today we are doing a #StudentSpotlight on home study student, Madison Fall! 🌟
"I chose to learn equine massage because I have a passion for helping horses. It brings me joy to see a tense and sore horse relax and enjoy the massage I am giving. My favorite part of the home-study course is that it was self-paced. I was able to go to work and school while also being able to complete the course."

We are so happy to hear about your experience, Madison!

Do you want to be featured on our page? Fill out our survey at bit.ly/myeqbio.

Today we are doing a #StudentSpotlight on home study student, Madison Fall! 🌟
"I chose to learn equine massage because I have a passion for helping horses. It brings me joy to see a tense and sore horse relax and enjoy the massage I am giving. My favorite part of the home-study course is that it was self-paced. I was able to go to work and school while also being able to complete the course."

We are so happy to hear about your experience, Madison!

Do you want to be featured on our page? Fill out our survey at bit.ly/myeqbio.

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Learn from Equissage in 2021
#sundayswithsailor#heissomething“My cousins were here today and they said they thought it would be okay if I opened my b...
Our reaction when we see a new group of students coming to Equissage 🐴 We can’t wait to get started with our next summer...
#sundayswithsailor“Mama is always coming up with a new game for me. I don’t know why she is walking backward but I prett...
If you don’t have a horse size pool, you have to improvise
#sundayswithsailor“I asked Mama if there was anything else that I could do for her.”Sailor ❤️🐾❤️
Out they go! 🐎
“This is the second time I’ve worked on the mare who can barely move her neck, and I’d say I’m starting to hit her sweet...

Products

Dual Certification (on site) $1,895
Equine Certification (on site) $1,395
Equine Certification (home study) $895
Canine Certification (home study) $895
Lifetime Membership in IAAMT (Equissage Graduates only) $100
Canine Massage DVD $50
"The Equissage Story" DVD $30
"Notes with Nicolas" DVD $40
Focus on the Horse CD $20
Colic/Tying Up Program/Poster $40
Polo T-Shirt (navy blue with red logo) $30
Natural Tote Bag $15

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