Myofascial and Sports MassageTherapy
Welcome to our Myofascial Massage Foundation Course!
This course will teach you how to effectively release tension and pain in the myofascial and muscular tissues of the body, but first and foremost, this course is about movement.
This foundation myofascial course is based off of the anatomy of the equine myofascial kinetic lines, and how to systematically work with these lines to assist in balancing the equine musculoskeletal system.
This is a semi-private event. Please email Christy directly.
Movement is life!
Through the techniques and theory you will learn in this class, you will gain proficency at both restoring and optimizing balanced equine movement.
(And maybe gain some insights into your own movement as well!)
Get ready to learn both foundational myofascial massage techniques as well as new, cutting edge concepts and skills in the equine wellness movement to take your bodywork practice to the next level.
This 100 hour Foundation Course includes pre-learning material of anatomy and theory, then we will spend 5-6 days together in an immersive hands-on format. In the week long in-person course, we will be covering "feel", assessments, basic saddle fit, and myofascial massage techniques ,while going through functional anatomy muscle by muscle in accordance to the myofascial kinetic lines.
You will begin to pre learn theory and anatomy of the myofascial system in the convenience of your home, to become familiar with what will be covered in person. We will then go more in-depth on how to apply that knowledge in a systematic approach with our work with the horses for 5 days with an optional practice day.
Class sizes are kept small with a maximum of six students for a bespoke experience.
You will be learning from a PRACTICING FEI Permitted Therapist with 20 years experience and education in the equine wellness industry. This will give you both techniques and unique, real life protocols that work on a variety of horses.
Our goal is for you to complete this course feeling fully confident in your ability to provide an
INTUITIVE, INTELLIGENT, & INTENTIONAL equine bodywork session that gets RESULTS.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
CEMT, CNFT, CRP through ZENMA
So incredibly thankful for the opportunity of having a teacher like you, and an AMAZING program!!
Thank you so much for all of your guidance and support.
I can't say enough how amazing you are!!!
Wholesome Equine Nutrition and Four Oaks Equestrian
A week of learning! What a great opportunity to learn about massage and anatomy of the horse and how is everything is connected --- I will never look at a horse the same way again.
KMB Therapeutic Bodywork, LMT, ESMT, CRET
Christy is a phenomenal instructor. Organized, knowledgeable, science backed research shared in an easy to understand model. From the pre-learning course to the format of teaching, I was able to follow along easily and efficiently. I have been researching different instructors who actively practice what they preach, and Christy was the one for me. Learning from an FEI approved certified practitioner made me feel confident I was learning proper techniques. Her vision is what the equine world needs.
You will learn:
Equine Postural Assessment
Neuro Vascular Component
Massage Stokes & Prinicples
Skeletal & Muscle Anatomy 101
Thoracic Sling Muscles
Pelvic Sling Muscles
Myofascial Lines 101
Hoof Anatomy 101
Saddle Fit 101
Special Considerations and Protocols
This course is offered as Module 2 and is the anatomy and massage foundation for a
ZENMÂ Equine Myofascial Bodyworker Certification.
Each module builds upon the next for a complete program to rebalance the equine Myofascial Kinetic Lines and Ribs.
Module 1 and Module 3, (Advanced Rib Entrapment Therapy and Passive Joint Mobilization), combine for a certification in Rib Entrapment Release Therapy™.
Module 1 and Module 2, (Equine Myofascial Bodywork & Anatomy Course), combine for a certification in Equine Myofascial Bodyworker and Sports Massage Therapist.
Modules 1 thru 3, with Fascial Acu-Stim Therapy, Red Light Acu-therapy, and Kinesiotaping modules combine for a ZENMÂ certification in Advanced Equine Myofascial Specialist.
All certifications require 5-10 case studies within 3 mths of class to be reviewed by Christy DiColla.
Discounts are available for multiple day clinics dependent on travel needs.
Military discounts are available for retired and active service men and women.
Military Photo ID required.
9:30am -1:00 pm
Functional Anatomy and theory
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Practice learned techniques and interventions on area of body learned that day.
10:30am -1:00 pm
Putting it all together!
Each student will have opportunity to practice a full session with all techniques learned with an instuctor supervision.
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Final assessments on horses we practiced on
This course is suitable for both beginners and professionals.
Experience handling horses is required for this course.
There are many courses available to learn equine massage, and we thank you for considering us to be a part of your equine wellness journey. We take a personal interest in your education and your success as an equine wellness provider.
To enroll in this course, please contact Christy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-904-2343.