Frequently Asked Questions
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Is 5 days of instruction really enough preparation?
Yes!! Geary’s DVD and workbooks are sent out to you upon receiving your deposit for you to practice before attending school. You will be amazed at how simple and clear the presentation is, and you will be able to grasp the instruction quite easily no matter who or how old you are. Geary’s youngest student was 11 and oldest was 63 years of age. But don’t take my word for it, check out our numerous testimonials!
What common problems are addressed by equine massage?
Here are just a few of the issues Geary has helped with:
- Tying up
- Balance and coordination
- Lateral Bending
- Girth discomfort
- Uneven tracking
- Forward impulsion
- Lead changes
- Cold back: What we refer to as Cold Back is actually poor fitting saddles. The medical terminology is describing the spine fusing itself together.
- Limited range of motion
- Resistant to riders input
- Major attitude issues
- Trauma and fear
- EPM: I have seen positive results applying massage techniques.
- Weak immune system: poison wormers, butte, antibiotics and the general use of pharmaceutical drugs are culprits.
- Herd bound horses: Tension and stress in the body will lead to insecurities.
What are the educational requirements needed prior to attending your horse massage program?
None, just willing to learn and have a fun time doing it. You must be correctable and teachable as well. Be ready for the unexpected.
What is the income potential of being a Certified Equine Shiatsu Massage Therapist? (CESMT)
Between $90 – $150 per horse, depending on your area. I have had students go to Southern California, work on the Polo ponies, and charge $300.00 per horse immediately out of school. The owners wanted them back for the next season.
Are certificates given at graduation?
Yes. CESMT Certified Equine Shiatsu Massage Therapist.
Do I need special education for Canine Massage?
No, what you learn for the horses applies to dogs, cats, cows, and people.