Kathi’s Bio

For over twenty years I’ve been on the receiving end of massage and bodywork and found it to be of great benefit. As our ‘farm’ is home to ten horses and four dogs of varying ages and workloads, I knew they would benefit as well, and they do! I utilize the pre and post event massage and acupressure routines on our competing horses. I utilize acupressure work on all the horses. I have also found both active and passive stretching to be of great benefit. When our border collies stand still long enough they receive the benefits of massage and bodywork as well.  And yes,  I receive regular bodywork sessions myself.

To date, I have completed over 650 hours of formal training related to Equine and Canine Massage, Acupressure and other modalities.

20130630-_DSC0468I’m a graduate of East West Healing Arts Institute with over 900 hours of Human Massage and Acupressure training. This provides me the opportunity to focus my Massage, Acupressure and Bodywork sessions on horse and rider teams.

I am also an instructor for the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. This allows me to combine my past experience with adult training and learning with my passion for teaching about and sharing acupressure and its benefits.

  • Illinois State License 227.008677
  • Wisconsin State License 4397-146
  • Nationally Certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork 541262-07
  • National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage NBCAAM A-001-10

Formal Training

Integrated Touch Therapy

  • Equine I
  • Equine II
  • Modalities of the Spine (Equine)
  • Canine I
  • Canine II
  • Lymph Drainage (Equine)

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

  • Equine Acupressure Practitioner
  • Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner
  • Equine Tui Na

East-West Healing Arts Institute

  • Human Therapeutic Massage
  • Integration of Eastern and Western Modalities
  • CE – Tui Na for Knee Conditions
  • CE – Tui Na for Shoulder Conditions
  • CE- Sotai

Equine Myofascial Release

Equine Performance Release

Dr Deb Bennett Systems Anatomy

English Saddle Fit and Flocking – Mike Scott

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