Meet the founder 

Geary Whiting

On Track to Help As Many

Horses & Riders As Possible

Geary Is On Track To Help As Many Horses & Riders As Possible!

Geary Whiting has been in the industry for a long time, and knows how to REALLY help horses and riders feel and perform at their best so they can reach their highest potentials.  Whether you just want to help your own horse, or are ready to begin or grow your equine massage business, Geary will teach you what you need to know for successful massage treatments, putting you on track to follow in his footsteps.

Your time and money will wisely be invested in his program, as you will be learning from a leader in the industry.  Just listen to the superstars and legends such as Sandy Collier and other – they speak with authority!  You will receive all the techniques from one of the original founders and industry leader, and achievers in the REAL WORLD!

Learn The Techniques Everyone Should Know From A Top Professional!

Geary Whiting has been perfecting the art of massage for both horse and rider since 1995.  Trained by one of the most highly revered massage school teachers, Dr. DoAnn T. Kaneko, L.Ac. OMD, Ph.D, Geary has received many awards in the area of Shiatsu massage since he first started on his massage journey back in 1981.

A few highlights from amongst a long list of achievements include:

  • 2015: Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Pioneer of Massage Award from the World Massage Festival
  • 2003: The Outstanding Achievement Award in Oriental Medicine from the Shiatsu Massage School of California

    What Makes Geary’s Technique So Effective?

     

    Geary's Approach

    It all starts by creating a real connection with the horse.  Whether you will be a professional working on other people’s horses, or you mainly want to learn to help your own equine partner, creating a true connection is the basis for achieving real transformation so the treatments will be as effective as possible. THE JOIN-UP is very important to allowing the practitioner’s  work in and on critical and guarded areas the horse doesn’t like, which are generally the areas which need addressing.

    Geary's Process

    As an International Shiatsu massage teacher, Geary has the opportunity to teach far and wide one very important principle to his students, “INTENT!” Rather than just having his students go through the motion, they are taught to apply all of the techniques with purpose. Proper Shiatsu massage is very effective in correcting problems, not just rubbing the body as you will understand in the Meet Geary section of the website, as well as what you will read from student testimonials. Geary’s teaching process, will insure you, the student, of the best possible successful adventure in the Equine massage world.

    Geary's Framework

    Geary teaches both horse and rider techniques. Why human you might be thinking? In his experience, many of his students found what they learned for the horse was effective for their family, friends, farrier, and trainers. So, since Geary adapted in 1998 the art of Shiatsu from the person to the horse, he has made it very easy to apply to the human, and learn it quickly. The human part is not certifiable, as states require designated hours from a state selected schools, but be assured what you learn is will be valuable to your business and friends.

    See What Some Of Geary’s Students Are Saying:

    As a result of Geary Whiting’s massage techniques for both Horse & Rider, I have seen an increase in my strength and mobility as a professional athlete and a competitor in this physically demanding sport. Injuries are a way of life when  working horses and cattle, however, Geary is the best in the business! If you are serious about your education in the world of performance horses, Geary would be an excellent choice. Speaking from experience, my body and my horses say thanks to Geary!” 

    Sandra Collier

    2011 Cowgirl Hall of Fame Inductee

    I am a recent graduate summer 2017 of Geary’s home study program and let me tell you the results are AMAZING!! …Because here January 2018 I ended a year with so many rewards as to when someone is looking for an Equine Therapist my name is first on the list with many TOP Therapist …I have been able to help horses that were untouchable, not stable for farriers, needed extreme bodywork from soreness, behavioral, even vet recoveries. …Geary’s program was the best decision I could of made. Shiatsu Massage is beyond rewarding. It just speaks for itself performed from the heart!!”

    Stephanie Kniestedt

    Kniestedt Equine Massage

    “What you teach at your school, your massage technique is powerful stuff! …I want to share with you that just 3 weeks home from school and was at Hollywood Park racetrack massaging racehorses. …I also overheard the trainer tell the owner that he was very impressed with how thorough the massage was. Saying that over the years he had seen many people come in and do massages and that ‘they all seemed to be in a hurry, and the horses never relaxed like this!’ He had not seen anybody take the time that I did and just marveled at how much the horses enjoyed it. So to future students, what you have the opportunity to learn is an amazing and powerful tool that not only can enrich the lives of the horses you work on but your own life as well. And to you, a fine teacher, I will always be grateful that God put that love in your heart for what you are doing, it shines through and through. I am so glad that I chose your school.”

    Berta Delight Pinon, CESMT

    B Delight’d Equine Massage

    “This was the most amazing experience of my life! I am a horse trainer in California and have been working with horses most of my life. This program was the best thing I have ever done for myself and for all of the lovely horses I get to spend my time with. My passion for horses has grown but in a different way than I ever expected. I left the school with of course solid massaging skills, but I left with a bigger heart and a healthier mind….Geary is by far one of the most exceptional people I have ever met in my life and is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he teaches. …Since I have been home, my relationships with my family, friends, and horses have improved in countless ways. I have opportunities knocking on my door daily. Most important of all, the horses love me and can’t get enough of me!!”

    Sara Anderson

    Ready to Learn More?

    Geary offers several choices to help you learn ALL of the very best equine massage industry techniques.  Choose the one that works best for you!

    Convenient Home Study Program

    In Person Training At Geary's Location

    Group Training At Your Place

    Frequently Asked Questions

    See what others often ask!

    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.
    • Paralysis
    • Lameness
    • 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.

    Still Have Questions About The Programs?

    Send Geary a message or give him a call today.

    Email Address

    info@gearywhiting.com

    Phone Number
    (530) 410-5270