The Masterson Method is an integrated, multi-modality method of equine massage. It is a unique, interactive method of equine massage in which you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. In contrast to most traditional modalities, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. It is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse. This participation and interaction is what makes the method fascinating for those who use it. In fact, if you do not allow the horse to participate, it does not work!
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The Masterson Method® Weekend Seminar-Workshop is the next practical step to take after reading/viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book and DVD.
In these hands-on workshops you'll learn how to recognize and use the visual responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated stress in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. Jim Masterson has successfully taught these techniques to hundreds of owners, therapists and trainers worldwide, enabling them to open new levels of communication and relationship with their horses.
We are accredited through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for 14 Continuing Education Credits.
We are accredited through the Irish Massage Therapists Association (IMTP) for 40 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Points.
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The Advanced 5-Day Course in equine massage and bodywork is an advanced, practical course that is open to anyone with experience handling horses and a basic knowledge of equine anatomy, who is interested in improving relationship, communication and performance in horses. It is also the primary course for the Certification Program.
This course attracts horse-people for a variety of reasons, some of which are listed here:
During this course you will perfect your understanding of the principles of release of tension in the horse, your ability to recognize and use responses of the horse to your touch to get that release, and your ability to enable the horse to participate in the process of releasing tension.
We are accredited through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for 32 Continuing Education Credits. Click here to view a clip of Jim teaching at a seminar =>
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When Jim Masterson first began teaching Weekend Seminars, he was asked if there was a Masterson Method® Certification program. Most often this was asked by equine care and massage therapists looking to increase their knowledge and add effective tools to their toolboxes.
In 2008 due to popular demand, Jim began teaching a Certification Course in the Masterson Method® in both the United Kingdom and the United States to those that want to use this Method as a career path in Equine Massage.
Masterson began putting together a practical - as opposed to academic - program in which he could pass on what he knew about getting results in performance.
Jim's goal was to develop an equine massage and bodywork school that would provide a systematic method that would make a difference in the horse, make a difference for the owner and trainer, and to make a difference in equine therapist's business. It's all about results. If you can get an improvement in performance, movement and comfort in the horse, they'll call you back.
In 2012, we developed an online school offering resources that help student going through the Certification Program become proficient in the Masterson Method® Techniques. The online school is a centralized location students can go to find all the resources they need to be successful in the program, communication with a mentor, and monitor their progress.
We are accredited through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits.Read more: Becoming Certified
You certainly get exceptional value for your pennies! I have just returned home after attending a 2 day seminar-workshop of Jim Masterson’ Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork. I had accidently stumbled across this website very recently and had a light-bulb moment, thinking this could just possibly enhance my communication with my horses. I was particularly taken with the approach that it is the horse that communicates responses to what the practitioner offers through the lightest of touches – rather than imposing a blistering massage at full throttle, irrespective of what the horse may or may not be feeling!!