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How New Skills are Helping Local Horses | Equine Integrated Therapy

Ask most horsemen to empty their pockets and you may find an odd assortment of questionable items. Peppermints, bailing twine, empty syringe, a bale cutter--all innocent, we assure you, just an odd variety of common items they help get the job done! It takes work, dedication, skill and knowledge to succeed at most things, and it's no different when caring professionally for horses. There's always work to be done and endless opportunities to learn. Both of which inspired BriAnn Session to pursue her certification in equine bodywork.

"I wanted to be able to support our horses better, especially our senior horses," who make up the majority of Ride On St. Louis's herd, says BriAnn. BriAnn serves the organization in multiple roles including grant writing, marketing and helping manage Ride On St. Louis's horses. Recently she became one of three certified Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapists in the state of Missouri, qualified to provide professional rehabilitative, maintenance and performance equine massage and bodywork services. "I really enjoy the study and application of equine sciences; and playing a role in the health and longevity of our horses. They are so special to me and to each person they serve in their careers with Ride On St. Louis."

About BriAnn Session and Equine Integrated Therapy

Massage therapy and bodywork are non-invasive hands-on therapeutic applications used to improve the health and well-being of equines. Techniques include the manipulation of soft tissue through a variety of modalities to address dysfunction, pain, or restriction in the body, and restore utility, support biotensegrity, and provide physical or mental relaxation.

Whether your horse is an athlete or pasture companion, Equine Integrated Therapy's skilled massage and bodywork is an integral piece to any equine's healthcare management practices.

Nearly two decades in the professional equine industry has allowed BriAnn to develop a customized, comprehensive approach to assessment and treatment, with emphasis on physical, mental and emotional composition and qualities innate to each horse. An avid student of equine sciences, she nurtures a passion for the study of anatomy and health in the equine context. Through continual education, interest in emerging research, and sharing knowledge with horse owners and enthusiasts, BriAnn enhances wellness and welfare for equines everywhere.

BriAnn is certified to practice equine massage therapy and is distinguished as one of three certified Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapists in the state of Missouri, operating Equine Integrated Therapy at the highest standards of horse care and involvement.

BriAnn's bodywork education has been reviewed by and approved through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB), the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) and other elite organizations.

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