The Masterson Method®
Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork®
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 are 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 and approved by the following organizations:
The Advanced 5-Day Course in equine massage and bodywork is an advanced, practical horse massage 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:
- to improve professional skill as an equine therapist
- to Improve results as an equine competitor
- to increase personal knowledge
- to become a better all-around horse-person
- for a better understanding of the horse
- a sense of accomplishment
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 and approved through the follow organizations:
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 program in which he could pass on what he knew about getting results in performance.
We are accredited and approved through the following organizations: