Equine Body Work is a form of sports massage for the horse in work, originally developed in Brazil for competing horses. Sports massage is used to maintain physical condition, prevent muscle and ligament injuries, help injury recovery and improve overall performance.

The UK and Brazil division of Equinology Inc., presents the full Equine Body Worker programme based on the popular Equine Sports Massage Foundation Certification Course.

Members of the Equine Body Workers Association are fully qualified graduates, certified by Equinology Inc.

Equine Body Workers Therapist’s Sites

Amanda has been featured on BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Look NorthWest. Since qualifying in 2001, as an Equine Body Worker, Amanda has provided Equine Massage Therapy in the Lancashire area. Phone: 07811956326 www.horse-massage.co.uk

Lesley Evans offers several complementary horse therapies including Equine Podiatry and Equine Body Work. Lesley is prepared to travel from her base in Uffington, Oxfordshire. Phone: 07940 533113 www.equiwork.com

Christine Hills a qualified Canine and Equine Body Worker, based in South Cambridgeshire. She covers Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Essex. Phone: 01954 718097 www.woofneightherapy.co.uk

Liz Harris works alongside your veterinary surgeon providing Reiki, McTimoney Chiropractic and Sports Massage services. Liz is based in Catterick Village, and travels throughout North Yorkshire, County Durham and Northern England. Phone: 07707 653 950 www.lizharris.co.uk

Amy Pakenham has worked in the competitive equine industry for 6 years, she developed a passion for dealing with equine injuries and maintaining performance health of the horse. Phone: 07946785192 www.topline-equine.co.uk

Training as a Therapist

Equine Energy offers 2 courses:

1) Equine Sports Massage Foundation Certification Course

2) Advanced Equine Sports Massage Techniques

For more details visit: www.equinenergy.com

Recommended Reading

Practical Horse Massage ~ By Renate Ettl

Stretch Exercises for Your Horse ~ By Karen Blignaut

Beyond Horse Massage ~ Jim Masterton

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse ~ By Jean Marie Denoix and Jean Pierre Pailloux