HEAL Equine Is Dedicated to Saving Horses with Lymphedema
Equine lymphedema doesn’t have to be a death sentence. It’s not curable but it manageable. Believe…in the Possible!
It Can Be Managed
Professional Guide to Equine Lymphedema was developed to provide professionals a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the equine lymphatic system with an emphasis on understanding and causes of chronic progressive lymphedema (CPL) and/or chronic swelling. It also provides insights on health alternatives and environmental factors impacting this condition.
This is a wonderful guide to help you recognize it and know it is manageable! As a professional, you will be able to guide, raise awareness, educate and explain to your client the hands-on skills required and the appropriate tools necessary to manage this misunderstood condition appropriately.
It’s a wonderful opportunity for you to explore the possibility of becoming a certified equine lymphedema therapist. This course is a prerequisite to becoming a Certified Equine Lymphedema Therapist.
HEAL welcomes all equine professionals to participate and enlighten yourself to this condition! The home study course is equivalent to 3 CEU’s.
Get certified with our Fundamentals of Equine MLD Massage—the first program of its kind. Adding this certification to your massage business will set you apart. You’ll also earn 16 continuing education credits.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) massage is a soft and gentle massage that facilitates moving stagnant trapped lymph and toxins from the body. It is extremely relaxing and has multiple benefits for both horse and practitioner!
The other applications can be used for laminitis, tendonitis, scars, post-surgical applications, pregnancy, senior or frail horses. The beauty of this modality is that it is soothing and relaxing.
As a practitioner, traditional massage modalities can often result in repetitive stress injuries and many times retiring from the profession. MLD is not strenuous on your hands or joints. There is no need to perform deep tissue or pound the hindquarter of the horse to get results. Whether horse or human, the body recognizes a gentle touch as a healing touch. You will be able to integrate MLD into your own massage practice.
The proper application of strokes and sequences are essential to maximizing the benefits of this modality. This comprehensive two-day training offers minimum lecture and maximum hands-on application. You will:
- Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the equine lymphatic system and its impact on other body systems and overall health.
- Get personal instruction in a very small class and learn the six basic strokes used for equine MLD.
- Learn the fundamentals behind each stroke and the mechanics of how and where they are applied to maximize lymph flow and drainage.
- Learn and apply 3 different manual lymph drainage sequences to the head, front limb, and hindquarters.
- Learn the clinical applications for equine manual lymph drainage.
To provide a positive learning experience and maximize individual instruction, we limit the number of students for any one session to four to eight.
Certified Equine Lymphedema Therapist Curriculum
THE CELT CURRICULUM WAS BORN OUT OF PASSION, ENGAGEMENT, AND A BELIEF IN THE POSSIBLE!
HEAL believes in transparency and we want you to be prepared to meet the challenges as well as the opportunities.
This presentation is meant to raise awareness and educate you about the impact of this pervasive condition within the equine community and know that there are solutions to managing this condition!
This presentation will address:
We hope you find it informative and share it with other equine enthusiasts! In this small way, you will be part of a solution! How empowering is that! Pass It On!
Each course is a standalone course and has its own CEU’s associated with it.