Massage for Horses
An Online Course with Gillian Higgins
This online massage course for horse owners is a step by step guide that will give you the confidence and skills to massage your horse with soft tissue techniques that really make a difference to equine comfort, health and performance.
Learning massage for your horse can help to improve mobility, suppleness, flexibility and posture as well as helping with mental relaxation and contentment.
Massage is a superb opportunity to develop the bond between you and your horse.
In this online massage course, learn:-
The principles of massage including the benefits, different types and when not to massage
All about the importance of posture, energy and grounding
How to evaluate your horse’s behaviour and reactions.
Learn all about the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints relevant to massage and pressure through an anatomical painting session.
From clear demonstrations with multiple horses, you will learn how to assess your horses back for soreness and tension as well as a variety of different massage techniques including:-
Myofascial release techniques
Cross fibre massage
As well as giving you a number of different example routines you will also learn how to tailor massage to suit you, your horse and the aims of different massage from maintenance to warm up, relaxation and detox massage to deep tissue massage.
Whatever discipline or activities you do with your horses they will benefit from massage. We all want the best for our horses and as they do so much for us, Learning how to massage is a great way of giving something back.
The Full Package includes:
Over 6 hours of video lectures and demonstrations in 6 clear sections to follow
Clear written descriptions and photographs
Practical sessions for you to follow with your horse
Quiz and questionnaires at the end of each section
Membership to exclusive online massage course Live Forum
Opportunity to ask Gillian questions in the Live Forum
Certificate of Participation upon completion
Self-paced - work at your own speed
Access anytime to suit you
Access from multiple devices
1 year to work through the course
Principles of Massage
Posture and Grounding
2. Myofascial Release
Basic Myofascial Techniques
3. Massage Anatomy
4. Massage Techniques Introduction
5. Massage Routines
Before Tacking Up Routine
After Work Routine
Warm Up Routine
6. Commonly Asked Questions
Gillian is an equine anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, Professional Sports and Remedial Therapist and author with a first-class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.
Gillian is well known for her dynamic and engaging presentation style, approachable manner and ability to make sometimes difficult subjects seem easy, useful and relevant.
With a passion for equine massage and with the welfare and comfort of the horse in mind, she has given massage workshops all over the world.
Gillian has studied a variety of equine and human modalities both traditional and holistic.
As well as conventional training, Gillian has studied Equine Therapies in America, France, Germany and Sweden and is committed to giving our equine partners the best possible levels of care and consideration.
She specialises in assessing the musculoskeletal systems and designing exercise programmes for improving posture and performance as well as assessing and addressing individual horses’ weaknesses.
Gillian works with horses from all disciplines and levels from leisure to Olympic.