I have always loved animals, but I never imagined that they would become my life's work. It was a combination of ending my work as a psychotherapist, needing to change my career, and the need of my own horse for help, that led me to become an equine bodyworker.
In 1997 I took a certification course for Equine Sports Massage from Equitouch Systems. That course started me on a string of trainings, including Equine Muscle Release Therapy (Bowen for horses), Manual Lymph Drainage, Acupressure (Tallgrass) , Myofascial Release (the Barnes method), and the Masterson Method.
One year after I began my bodywork, I purchased my first laser, a Thor DD laser. I then added Electrical Stimulation, two units given to me by a human PT on the rodeo circuit.
Next came the Therascope, a microcurrent system designed after the human Acuscope but callibrated specifically for the equine body. I became one of the first Game Ready Equine reps, helping riders, trainers, and clinics get on board with this cold and compression therapy system.
Adding the Pegasus Class IV laser when it first arrived as technology in the U.S. set me on a course of deeper work and healing. Since then, I have added the FES, or Functional Electrical Stimulation system, as well as the Bicom optima Bioresonance system, for a deeper and more complete, synergistic healing approach to my work.
My work has also expanded, with the use of the Class IV laser and the Bicom optima, to small animals, broadening the possibilities of a wider outreach for greater health among our four legged companions.