Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop

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A Masterson Method® Weekend Seminar is the next practical step after reading/viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book/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 do require you to purchase and review the Beyond Horse Massage book and/or DVD before attending the seminar-workshop.

The Masterson Method is accredited by various national and international organizations including the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits.

Weekend Seminar-Workshop Dates

(courses are added to all of our lists all throughout the year, check back periodically or ask to be added to a waitlist)

See our COVID-19 procedures. See our COVID-19 Waiver (for Canada, the United States and Poland).

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual. If a course is FULL, email to be added to any course waitlist**

USA

December 3-4, 2022 Las Vegas, NV with Anita Chang-Vigo

December 3-4, 2022 Cottonwood, CA

December 3-4, 2022 Cleveland, GA with Kathy Tow

January 21-22, 2023 Tucson, AZ with Vanessa Helvey

January 28-29, 2023 Ceres, CA with Amy Alford

February 25-26, 2023 Cave Creek, AZ with Coralie Hughes

March 5-6, 2023 Koloa, HI with Amy Alford  *Note: this is a Sunday-Monday course

March 18-19, 2023 Salado, TX with Kelly Jefferson

March 31-April 1, 2023 Las Vegas, NV with Anita Chang-Vigo *Note: this is a Fri-Sat course

April 1-2, 2023 Perryville, AR with Lori Thompson

April 8-9, 2023 Freeburg, IL

April 15-16, 2023 Watsonville, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

April 22-23, 2023 Coatesville, IN with Coralie Hughes

June 17-18, 2023 Larsen, WI

June 17-18, 2023 Dexter, MI with Fran Cilella

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual.**

Canada

March 25-26, 2023 Calgary, AB  with Lori Hoppe

April 29-30, 2023 Granby, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

May 6-7, 2023 Arnprior, ON with Sylvie Vallières

May 27-28, 2023 Mono, ON with Leslie Kennedy

June 10-11, 2023 Ascot Corner, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French)

Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023 Calgary, AB with Lori Hoppe

October 8-9, 2023 Richmond, QC with Sylvie Vallières (in French) *Note: this is a Sunday-Monday course

October 14-15, 2023 Langley, BC with Lori Hoppe

 

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual.**

Europe & UK

December 3-4, 2022 Nižbor, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

March 25-26, 2023 Rousínov u Vyškova, Czech Republic with Ivana Zajíčková (in Czech)

March 25-26, 2023 Egestorf, Germany with Walter Saxe (in German)

April 1-2, 2023 Cheshire, UK with Vicky Devlin

April 15-16, 2023 Horley, UK with Vicky Devlin

June 24-25, 2023 South Lanarkshire, Scotland with Vicky Devlin

July 15-16, 2023 Hertfordshire, UK with Vicky Devlin

**If you find a course that works for you and has openings, we do recommend registering as soon as possible. Our courses have been filling much faster than usual.**

Australia & New Zealand

February 25-26, 2023 Otago, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

March 25-26, 2023 Victoria, AU with Gypsy Merritt

Asia

(nothing scheduled at this time, please check back here periodically or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to be updated on current course offerings)

South Africa

(nothing scheduled at this time, please check back here periodically or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to be updated on current course offerings)

Day 1 — Workshop begins at 9am

Workshop begins at 9am with a discussion of the principles of The Masterson Method®. 

  • The horse’s survival-bracing response.
  • How to use different levels of touch, and the horse’s responses to by-pass the bracing response.
  • Use of movement and positioning to allow a muscle or junction to release tension.
  • Key junctions of the body that most affect performance.
  • How the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle process of release works.

Techniques:

  • The first technique, the Bladder Meridian Technique, is demonstrated and explained.
  • Students practice on horses, with individual hands-on help from the Instructor(s).
  • Students and Instructor(s) re-group to ask and answer questions, and review and discuss the results of the technique.
  • Techniques to release tension in the poll, neck, and neck/shoulders/withers junction are demonstrated, practiced, and discussed/reviewed during the first day, with a break for lunch and short morning and afternoon breaks.

Day 2 — Workshop continues at 9am

We follow the same learning format as on Day 1;

  • Hands-on instruction.
  • Review and discussion to learn basic techniques to release tension in the back, sacro-iliac and sacro-lumbar junction.

After lunch, a fresh group of horses are brought in. Students have the opportunity to practice all the techniques that were learned over the weekend, on fresh horses, with hands-on help from the Instructor(s). This way, the student will review and practice a full bodywork session on a horse prior to going home.

Weekend Seminar-Workshop Prerequisites

1st Prerequisite – Reading and viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book and DVD (can be added when purchasing your registration)

2nd Prerequisite – This is a hands-on workshop. Students must be prepared to pick up all four of the horse’s feet and be comfortable in a stall with an unknown horse.  For safety reasons students must have a good grasp of basic horsemanship. Note that students will not be working on their own horse during this seminar, even if their horse lives at the host barn. However, you’ll be able to apply all that you’ve learned to your own horse afterwards!

Are you interested in earning a free spot in the weekend seminar?

Host a Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar

We are Accredited and Approved Through the Following Organizations

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits (CEC): Weekend Seminar-Workshop: 14 CEC. Home Study Course: 12 CEC, Advanced 5-Day: 32 CEC, Field Work Course: 50 CEC, Certification Completion Course: 32 CEC

National Board of Certification For Animal Acupressure and Massage  Approved for 14 hours CE credit, hands-on for the Weekend Seminar-Workshop

Equine Therapies Association of Australia  Approved Training Provider