Equine Massage Training UK, is an organisation dedicated to educating students to the highest level in equine massage. Our trainer, Andrea Pole, is qualified in both human and animal modalities which together with 25years experience, offers students a broad knowledge base to draw upon. We are known for providing our students with guidance and support throughout the course and when they have graduated. We are currently working with LANTRA to gain accreditation within the land based sector and aim to make the course an industry leader. Please check student's testimonials to see how they have enjoyed the course.
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues, muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments to enhance health and well being.
It involves manually working on the horse's body with pressure, structured or unstructured, stationary, moving, tension, motion or vibration.
Massage therapists work to reduce pain, improve movement and restore normal control in animals as a result of musculoskeletal conditions or as part of a maintenance fitness/general health programme.
In competitive or working animals, massage may be used as an intrinsic part of the development of the animal athlete. Helping to minimise the risk of injury and optimise performance and potential.
By analysing and assessing posture, movement and skeletal function, Equine Massage Therapists can help develop holistic treatment plans alongside veterinary treatment. These can often be accompanied by exercise and rehabilitation programmes.
Equine Massage Therapists are required to work as part of the veterinary team. They are required to work closely with the veterinary surgeon and other industry para-professionals. Horse massage may only be delivered by a competent massage therapist with the prior consent of the treating veterinary surgeon.
If you are passionate about the physical well-being of horses and enjoy interacting with animal owners, trainers and the veterinary profession, this course qualifies you for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. On completion of the course, successful graduates will receive a certificate of Equine Massage and this will entitle you to join IAAT ASVAP and other relevant organisations.
During the Summer of 2016, I enrolled onto the Equine Sports Massage Course taught by Andrea Pole. The course had a very good structure, with the right balance of theory to back up the practical, hands on side of it. Andrea, was a superb teacher, she made the theory enjoyable, but her ability to teach the practical was exceptional, backed up by her extensive knowledge of horse's. For me the whole course has been a great benefit to my horse's at home, which is down to Andrea!Becky Faulconbridge
Andrea taught the Equine Sports Massage course I took in 2016 and without her guidance and support I wouldn’t have passed. I cannot recommend Andrea highly enough as a course instructor, mentor and confidence giver. I still ask numerous questions of Andrea and she is always there to point me in the right direction.Siân Staples (Miss) TEP, Dip ITM
I recently attended the sports massage course run by Andrea Pole. As an older student I was concerned that I might find it too much but it was so well planned and delivered by Ms Pole that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience I learnt so much and the ratio of classroom time and practical was perfect giving the whole group the confidence to put their new found knowledge into practice. We gelled as a group and are still in regular contact with many of us planning to return for refresher days as well as CPD days. Many thanks for a great learning experience.
The equine sports massage course has been really enjoyable. The weekends were well structured and Andrea was a brilliant teacher. The work we were given helped us go away and build on what we had learnt.Charlotte Huband
I thought the course run by Andre has been informative and fun. Whilst the course is in depth, it's taught with a very relaxed approach. This was the key to me feeling comfortable and confident. Everything was very well organised.Hannah Heywood
I really enjoyed the course. Andrea made it fun whilst learning. She also made us feel confident and made us believe that we could carry out our practical with ease. I have learnt so much from Andrea and it's clear to see that she has years of knowledge. I wouldn't have wanted to be taught by anyone else.
The massage course was very well run and informative. I was made to feel very welcome and at ease. Andrea was always on hand to answer any questions and was happy to go over things as many times as necessary. They made learning very enjoyable and provided plenty of support. I would very much hope that I can do further CPDs in the future.Charlotte Plank
I really enjoyed the course. Teaching was informative and light hearted, not too bombarded with information. Plenty of work to do at home, but started each weekend going back over things if unsure. Encouraging teaching really helped. I have really enjoyed being part of this group and I would recommend Andrea to anyone. I'm feeling prepared and confident for what lies ahead.