I was first introduced to horses as a child living amidst the sheep farms of Southern New Zealand with my first love, Laddie, a retired grade herding horse and the perfect starter. Ever since that initial spark I have been a lifelong equine enthusiast, from a backyard pony, girl scout summer equestrian camps, a first summer job at a pack outfit in the Southern Sierras, to my own hobby horses. My background includes long distance trail riding, horse camping, ride & tie, and volunteering at endurance events including the Tevis that runs through our backyard. I currently live in the Gold Country of California with my partner, our 2 girls & our equine, canine, feline, & fowl family.
Through years of being a dedicated student of martial arts and yoga, along with a deep interest in Eastern medicine I found it was a natural transition to combine my passions and seek the skills and knowledge to become an equine bodywork practitioner through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and The National Board of Certified Animal Acupressure and Massage.
My goal with acupressure is to enhance the flow of energetics between Eastern and Western Medicine. I believe that the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help both disciplines of medicine achieve their healing purpose by allowing and supporting the essential energy flow of wellbeing. I often include the use of Photonic Light Therapy for added positive effects on cellular energy and metabolic processes.
As with many things, the more I learn the more I realize I need to learn which led me to discovering the Masterson Method® and pursuing becoming a Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner. The Masterson Method® techniques I have acquired are everything I was looking for to integrate with my acupressure education. My learning is ongoing as every new horse I meet teaches me more about lightness of touch, breath, and staying under the brace; tools that benefit all aspects of horsemanship.
Whether competitive, recreational, retired or rehabilitating, bodywork can help your horse reach their optimum ability. My services are intended to help horses of all disciplines, breeds, and ages interact in the process of healing themselves, along with proper holistic veterinary care. I never tire of seeing the responses of both horse and owner when the horse begins to actively participate in their bodywork session.