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Equine Sports Massage Therapy (CESMT) On-Site Certification Program Course Schedule:
(One-on-One On-Site ESMT training is available by appointment for $1895: text or call 210-710-3019 for details. 
Please note: if the course is still listed, there are still places available on that course.)


Summer Courses 2017

10 - 14 July 2017

7 - 11 August 2017


Fall Courses 2017

11 - 15 September 2017

16 - 20 October 2017

6 - 10 November 2017

4 - 8 December 2017


Equine Sports Therapy Course Information and Curriculum

“Equissage is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Both the equine and canine programs provide 50 hours of continuing education." 

THE ACCUMULATING DATA OF SCIENCE CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE BONDING AND THERAPEUTIC SUPERIORITY OF HANDS-ON ANIMAL/HUMAN MASSAGE INTERACTION OVER THOSE MODALITIES WHICH INCORPORATE THE USE OF ANXIETY-GENERATING, ALIEN MECHANICAL DEVICES".
                                                    -World Federation of Alternative Therapies

Mission Statement

To ensure that our students are receiving the most thorough, complete curriculum available. Firmly hold to the offering of our curriculum at our facility at a reasonable and fair cost.  In doing so, we will make the therapy more accessible to those wanting to pursue a career as a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. This gives more and more Equine Athletes the opportunity to be freed of pain and tension through the amazing power of touch and the Equissage Therapy.



CURRICULUM and Course Textbook: 

THE (HOW TO) MANUAL OF SPORTS MASSAGE FOR
THE EQUINE ATHLETE
- MARY A. SCHREIBER,
CANDELWYCK PRESS,
MIDDLEBURG, VA



COURSE DAY

DETAILS

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DAY 4








DAY 5





Distribution of course materials.
History of massage and its use on
animals.
Review of promotional video - detailing
the founding of Equissage and its
achievements.
Introduction to sports massage for
humans, including practical application
of the recognized strokes used in the
therapy.
Review of the video: Sports Massage For
the Equine Athlete".


Instructor demonstration of Equissage on
Equine Subject, with questions and
answers and "hands on" opportunities
for all students.


Instruction on equine muscle anatomy and
physiology.
Instruction on Stress Point Therapy.
Discussion (and "hands on" opportunities)
of therapeutic sequence of the application
of equine sports massage.


In depth review of the equine muscle
system, including instruction on the
performance problems caused when
particular muscles are not functioning at
full capacity.
More "hands on"...form and function.


Review of all material covered thus far:
Exam.
Day long practical application on various
equine subjects.
Course concludes with discussion of
successful business and marketing plans,
including advertising and promotional
guidelines and ongoing plans for
development of ESMT network.



 


Course Information


The Equissage Equine Sports Massage Therapy Certification Program is an intense 5-day course that will cover all aspects of sports massage on the equine athlete and prepare you for a career as an equine health care professional. The coursework will take place Monday through Friday at our Equissage facility at the Cordillera Equestrian Center in Boerne, Texas.  We spend a lot of time in the classroom, and many hours in the barn demonstrating and practicing the strokes and the sequence.
 
* A major emphasis is made on the application of massage techniques; massage strokes, and the Equissage sequence.  We practice on our very appreciative Equine Volunteers either here at the ranch or the nearby Brighter Days Horse Refuge in Pipe Creek, Texas.
 
* Students will learn the basic anatomy and physiology of muscles and each of their functions.
 
*Students will learn basic anatomy of the horse as it pertains to massage and to problems that can be relieved by massage.
 
*Students will also learn to be aware of the specific conditions which may affect the horse if those muscles become strained, pulled, tired, tense, sore, or not adequately nourished through blood and lymphatic circulation.
 
*We also cover proper business practices and marketing your services.
 
Students successfully completing the program will receive 50 hours of continuing education hours, as approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

When a student graduates from Equissage they are completely confident to begin working on these noble athletes and ready to start their new careers in the lucrative industry of alternative animal health care.

Costs
 
The fee for the 5-day Equine Sports Massage Therapy Certification Course is $1295.00.  This includes tuition costs, the textbook “ How to Manual of Sports Massage for the Equine Athlete”, the video “Sports Massage for the equine Athlete, and a series of audio CD’s and handouts used in learning the Equissage curriculum.


Click here for a downloadable APPLICATION FORM
for the Equine Sports Massage Therapist Program at Equissage Texas.