Learn and earn Equine Massage Therapy Certification online at the first online school to offer webinars for animal professionals. We are excited to present an Equine Massage Certification online through Treetops in Canada.
Two courses are required for successful completion of the Equine Massage Therapy Certification
Animal Anatomy and Physiology Course This course is a prerequisite for the online Equine Massage certification hands on course. Students will receive training in animal anatomy and physiology. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, innersole and massage therapy in animals. This course is designed to give students the necessary information in order to understand the relationship between how the body is composed, how it works and the impact massage therapy will have on these systems. Knowledge level upon successful completion will be equivalent to that of a Veterinary Nurse/Technician. This course consists of 12 OnDemand lessons, 10 quizzes, 6 assignments plus the final exam. Students must complete the course in 4 months after registration.
Equine Massage In this course students will learn all the relevant Swedish massage therapy strokes; history and theory of massage; definition and purpose of massage for equines; creating a positive working environment for equine massage; physiological effects of massage for equines; psychological effects of massage for equines; contraindications to massage for equines; assessment and treatment protocols for equines; an introduction to hydrotherapy for equines; equine biomechanics and kinesiology. Instruction will also be provided in advanced equine massage techniques including acupressure, sports massage, lymph drainage massage and colour therapy. Throughout the course you’ll learn to observe and respond to equine behaviour using positive equine handling skills. The course covers business and client management, professionalism and ethics. Students will complete their case study requirements and prepare for the certification exams. Course materials include a comprehensive manual and two instructional videos. The videos provide details on the assessment procedures, the creation of a safe working environment, all the massage strokes, including specialized massage techniques, a complete therapeutic massage session and a stretch routine.This course consists of 14 OnDemand lessons. Students will complete 11 assignments, 5 video demonstrations (to be turned, and “case studies” which involve massaging 10 horses 4 times.