Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop

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The Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar is for any horse owner or handler. It gives you the tools to help you work with your horse to relieve tension and connect more deeply. No knowledge of anatomy and only moderate physical strength is required. You’ll leave happy you’ve taken this seminar sooner.

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 Book and/or DVD: Beyond Horse Massage 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

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

USA

January 23-24, 2021  Wickenburg, AZ with Coralie Hughes

March 6-7, 2021  Bandera, TX with Lise Lunde

March 20-21, 2021  Stockton, NJ with Leslie Brooks

March 20-21, 2021  Aiken, SC with Sandy Vreeburg

March 27-28, 2021  Dewitt, MI with Fran Cilella

April 10-11, 2021  New Cambria, KS

April 10-11, 2021  Gaston, OR with Beckie Haynes

April 24-25, 2021  Culpeper. VA

April 24-25, 2021  Watsonville, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

April 24-25, 2021  Wickenburg, AZ with Coralie Hughes

May 1-2, 2021  Indianola, IA with Martha Becker

May 8-9, 2021  Boscawen, NH with Samantha Walker

May 22-23, 2021  Coatesville, IN with Coralie Hughes

May 29-30, 2021  Kalispell, MT with Laura Faber-Morris

June 12-13, 2021  Yakima, WA with Beckie Haynes

June 19-20, 2021  Sharon, VT with Samantha Walker

July 24-25, 2021  Winston Salem, NC

August 7-8, 2021  Ocean Shores, WA with Beckie Haynes

August 21-22, 2021  Coatesville, IN with Coralie Hughes

August 21-22, 2021  Portola Valley, CA with Sandy Vreeburg

August 28-29, 2021  Augusta, ME with Samantha Walker

October 2-3, 2021  Kalispell, MT with Laura Faber-Morris

October 9-10, 2021  Olympia, WA with Beckie Haynes

October 30-31, 2021  Coatesville, IN with Coralie Hughes

Canada

April 24-25, 2021  Granby, QC taught in French with Sylvie Vallières

May 15-16, 2021  Campbellcroft, ON with Lori Hoppe 

May 29-30, 2021  Ponoka, AB with Lori Hoppe 

June 12-13, 2021  Roberts Creek, BC  with Lori Hoppe 

June 12-13, 2021  Saint-Nicolas, QC  taught in French with Sylvie Vallières 

September 19-20, 2021*  Cobourg, ON with Lori Hoppe *Note this is a Sunday-Monday course  

Europe & UK

March 6-7, 2021  Uddel, NL taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

March 20-21, 2021  Graz, AT with Vicky Devlin

March 27-28, 2021  Aßlar, DE taught in German with Silvia Hamm

March 27-28, 2021  Cornwall, UK with Vicky Devlin

March 27-28, 2021  Wesepe, NL taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

April 24-25, 2021  Uddel, NL taught in Dutch with Masja Fick

April 24-25, 2021  Jübar, DE taught in German with Walter Saxe

May 8-9, 2021  Vierhöfen, DE taught in German with Walter Saxe

May 15-16, 2021  Oxfordshire, UK with Jim Masterson

May 22-23, 2021  Brockenhurst, UK with Jim Masterson

May 29-30, 2021  Landquart, CH taught in German with Silvia Hamm

August 7-8, 2021  Meerbusch, DE taught in German with Walter Saxe

August 7-8, 2021  Studen, CH taught in German with Silvia Hamm

October 2-3, 2021  Pfaffenhofen, DE taught in German with Silvia Hamm

October 23-24, 2021  Quakenbrück, DE taught in German with Walter Saxe

Australia & New Zealand

February 6-7, 2021  Napier, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

March 20-21, 2021  Nelson, NZ with Nadine Vollmerg

September 11-12, 2021  Te Awamutu, NZ with Anna Drabble

South Africa

March 27-28, 2021  Johannesburg, ZA with Alexandra Davies

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.

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

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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