History of Equissage
Equissage was founded and incorporated in 1989 by certified (Human) Massage Therapist, Mary A. Schreiber. Mary became interested in using massage on animals, and specifically horses, as a result of the outstanding benefits she saw on human clients. At the time that she started Equissage, Mary was operating a horse-boarding stable in Bucks County, PA. and was actively competing in regional Western Pleasure Shows. As she began to witness first hand the effectiveness of the therapy on her own horses, she decided to market her equine massage service at local racetracks. The results were remarkable. Horses that hadn't finished in the money in over a year were starting to win, and horses that had been given up on were back working and racing competitively. At the same time, she also began working on show horses at many of the shows at which she was competing. The results were the same...horses were performing better than they had in years, and muscle injuries were healing faster than owners and trainers believed possible.
As a result, Mary was besieged with requests to start teaching the therapy to others. Trainers, owners and riders were all interested in learning this wonderful "new" therapy. Thus was born the Equissage Certificate Program in Equine Sports Massage Therapy. It was to be the first such program in the world. And since 1992, Equissage has graduated more than 10,000 Equine Sports Massage Therapists, from every state and 19 different countries around the world. Many graduates work for the very top echelon of owners and trainers...both in the racing world, as well as on the show circuit. Some have been selected to work with the US Equestrian team at the Olympics, while others have worked on winners of Triple Crown Races.
Sabrina Teater, one of Mary’s top graduates has been chosen by Mary to bring Equissage from the East Coast all the way to the West Coast. You will receive the same curriculum, coursework, and certification now in Fallbrook, California as in Round Hill, Virginia. For more information on the Equissage California Certification program please see our Course information and Calendar page.
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
Learn the skills to be an Equine Sports Message Therapist at Equissage California
An Equine Career That You Will Love!
Do you want a career that offers the satisfaction of helping horses and people?
Do you want to work in an environment that is positive and exciting?
With the certification and education you will receive at the Equissage California, you can start your own business and your own hours. This is a career that works in the sports equine industry to help horses reach their maximum potential and relieve issues that can help them heal when other treatments failed.
Why Equissage California Certification School?
. Equine Message Therapy is a rewarding career!
· Five days of hands on training.
· Do case studies, saddle fitting and learn a stretching sequence in our Advanced Class.
· Our graduates work for many of the top horse facilities around the world.
· Graduate with valuable hands-on experience and a certificate recognized worldwide!