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Cost: TBD

Duration: 4 days

Participants in this foundation course are trained in the theory, concepts and practice of acupressure and Shiatsu massage as it pertains to the equine body. You will learn more than just how to press points to relieve symptoms; you will gain insight into health, behavior and performance of the horse through the lens of Classical Chinese Medicine. You will also gain an understanding of how to design a customized wellness program for your equine clients using the Five Element theory. The subject matter for this course is presented in a variety of mediums. The Pre-Course Distance Study is self-paced and is presented via videos, course manuals and point location diagrams. The live Pre-Course Online Meetings will take place over one weekend (recorded for those unable to attend live) and are designed to expand on the concepts learned during the Distance Study. The classroom lectures (incorporating visual presentations, illustrations, videos, bones and specimens) will prepare the student for the hands-on practical labs. The practical exercises will be done in pairs on the horse, directly following the lectures in order to incorporate the techniques discussed. After the course, participants will have a final live online meeting to discuss casework and implementation of the Five Elements protocol.
Course Outline: Pre-Course Distance Study: (14) Hours of Online Course Learning and (6) Hours of Online Instruction
  • Introduction to Equine Acupressure Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Equine Five Element Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Five Element Point Locations in the Horse
Onsite – Day One: Shiatsu Massage for Horses
  • Basic Shiatsu Principles
  • Hands-on Techniques
  • Full Body Sequences
  • Shiatsu Guidelines
Onsite – Day Two: Acupressure Theory and Techniques
  • Hands-on Acupressure Techniques
  • Location of 10 Acupoints
  • Working with Qi energy
Onsite – Day 3: Five Element Theory of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Introduction to Five Element Theory
  • The Five Element Profiles in Horses
  • Customized Approach for Each Element
  • Location of 32 Acupoints
Onsite – Day 4: The Five Element Acupressure Session
  • The Five Element Assessment Protocol for Horses
  • The Five Element Session and Client Follow-up Protocol
Post-Course Externship and Study
  • Online Meeting (Live) to Discuss Casework and Implementation of 5E Protocol
  • Online Group Support for Theory and Casework
  • Casework Review
Prerequisite: This course is open to anyone with a working knowledge of veterinary anatomy, terminology and horse handling skills. It is designed for those who want to work professionally in the equine health industry, and is often attended by those already in the equine healthcare field who wish to add acupressure into their existing practices, as well as those just beginning to enter the business of equine healthcare. Horse handling skills and a thorough understanding of equine safety is a must. If equine anatomy and veterinary terminology are new to you, it is strongly suggested that you register for the EQ50: Equine Anatomy Distance Study. While it is not required to complete the EQ50 before attending this course, you should be familiar with the vocabulary and skeletal system. If you have taken the EEBW certification course, you will be well prepared for this course.
Required Materials (included in course tuition): Pre-Course Distance Study Materials (self-paced) Pre-Course Live Online Meetings (recorded for those unable to attend live) Course Workbook Course Handouts Post-Course Live Online Meeting Externship (included in tuition): Externship Grading
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