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Equine Massage Therapist (ESMT) Certification Program
 
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Equine Massage (ESMT) Therapy Curriculum

LESSON I.   
Relevant definitions, history of the use of massage, its benefits, and how and why it works.
LESSON II.
  
The strokes used in Sports Massage...how each is performed.
    
The objective and function of each stroke.
    
When and where certain strokes are NOT used. (The caveats).
    
Adjunctive techniques...i.e. sweating and de-swelling.
LESSON III.   
Horse handling.
    
"Managing" the massage session.
    
Handling problem Equines: the Neurotic, Shy, Horse; the Aggressive Horse.
    
Setting the mood...when and where to massage
LESSON IV.   
Equine anatomy.
    
Definitions, location of each muscle worked in the massage sequence, and the performance function controlled by each.
LESSON V.   
The massage sequence.
    
Step by sequential step of each stroke application as portrayed in more than 70 photographs and illustrations.
LESSON VI.   
Marketing the Equine massage therapy practice.
    
Use of advertising, the press release, pricing, networking within the Equine-service community, etc.

 

 

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