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CERTIFIED EQUINE LYMPHEDEMA THERAPISTS

 

The following massage therapists have been certified by HEAL as Equine Lymphedema Therapists in MLD/CDT. They are listed alphabetically, by state.

CINDY ROBBINS

Connecticut

Phone:   
Email:  cindy5770@att.net 
Web: 

 

Cindy holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and specialized in Lymphedema Therapy after becoming a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2013.  Cindy has always had a passion for helping others, which she believes is best accomplished by teaching individuals how to help themselves to achieve their maximum independence and quality of living.  She has a love of all animals, but especially horses, and has become the first Certified Equine Lymphedema Therapist in the state of CT.  Cindy is excited to share her passion of bringing hope to all kinds of individuals with lymphedema, both human and equine. She has seen the amazing results of lymphedema therapy, not only the physical reduction of edema and improvement of wounds and skin quality, but equally as important, the changes in quality of life, outlook, and hope that this therapy offers.

AMY MCMANAWAY

Chicago, Illinois 

Phone: (847)754-5270  
Email: knotsoutofyou@gmail.com 
Web: www.knotsoutofyou.com 

 

Amy graduated massage school in 1993, and has since attained multiple certifications with continuing education. In 2012, she graduated from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Curious about lymphedema in horses, she sought certification from HEAL and was one of the first four equine massage therapists in the U.S. to earn this distinction. She has worked with many veterinarians on cases of soft tissue injuries, swelling and scar tissue, but has since learned that antibiotics are only part of the treatment. In addition to the modality taught by HEAL, Amy uses microcurrent, which mimics the body’s current and puts the energy (ATP) back into the cells. This accelerates the healing process, which in turn reduces the amount of scar tissue that can further damage the lymphatic vessels. For more information about the many uses of microcurrent and Amy’s therapeutic and rehabilitation treatments you are welcome to check out her website or connect on Facebook.

JO BUNNY

Northampton, MA

Phone: (413) 320-7690
Email: jobunny@comcast.net
Web: www.facebook.com/HorseBackandBoey

 

Jo Bunny has been a Massage Therapist for humans since 1996. She also taught Massage Therapy for several years at the Texas Healing Arts Institute in Austin, Texas. In 2009, Jo completed a 200-hour program of Equine Massage at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA. She has since continued her studies in Animal Massage and Bodywork Therapies to include CranioSacral Therapy, Tuina, Masterson Method, Reiki, and Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphedema Management Therapy. Her practice includes working with equines from a variety of disciplines (driving, hunter/jumper, dressage, pleasure/trail, eventing, and more). She lives in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, where she maintains a thriving massage practice for both humans and horses and travels throughout New England to work with her equine clientele. She draws from her extensive education in massage and bodywork to create a massage that is as unique and individual as her clients’ needs.

 

Lives & practices in Western Massachusetts; willing to travel in New England

JOANNE MATZ

Las Vegas, NV

Phone: 702-338-2424
Email: Archerygirl1@icloud.com

 

Joanne received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas. Her initial lymphedema certification was from the Vodder School of North America. The last 16 years of her career focused on lymphedema treatment through her own private practice, where she saw more that 3,000 patients before retirement in 2013. In June, 2015, she participated in a medical mission to Leogane, Haiti, sponsored by the International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute, to treat lymphatic filariasis. She purchased her first horse in December 2015. “Being able to use my passion for lymphedema management and apply it to horses was a gift from God. I am grateful for the opportunity to be of service and use my expertise to bring a unique and individualized level of care to my equine clients and their owners.”

 

Will travel to NV/UT/CA/AZ/KS/WI/IL

CLAIRE METZLER

Allamuchy, NJ 

Phone: 973.906.0815
Email: clairemetzler@massagetherapy.com
Web: www.clairemetzler.massagetherapy.com

 

Claire Metzler is a graduate of Equinology, INC. and holds certification in their Equine Bodywork Program. She has also completed Advanced Equine Bodywork Level 1, Principles of Saddle Fit and Shoeing Dynamics and the clay hands-on Anatomy Discovery Workshop.

 

She offers hands-on equine bodywork that addresses the horse’s whole body, assessing soft tissue with palpation. Using different bodywork techniques incorporated with gentle stretching, range of motion, and sports massage, she helps comfort the horse’s muscles. She addresses trigger points while focusing on specific areas that are unique to each horse. Equine bodywork provides support for horses so they may perform at their best in every discipline.

 

Claire is an active member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), the International Equine Body Worker Association (IEBWA) and the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Willing to travel to Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties.

CEIRIDWEN TERRILL

Portland, OR

Phone: (503) 593-8746
Email: primeperformanceequine@gmail.com

 

Ceiridwen has always felt a kinship with horses. As part of her early dressage training, she began doing bodywork with horses using the Tellington TTOUCH Training method and applied her skills to horses who had experienced trauma, abuse, and neglect.

 

Now, as a university professor and the author of two books, with another forthcoming, Ceiridwen regularly competes in the hunter-jumper discipline while continuing to broaden her equine therapy skills. As a certified equine massage therapist who specializes in performance horses, she knows that bodywork is not something you do to the horse, it’s something you do in partnership with the horse. She makes it her primary goal to figure out what each horse needs to enhance performance in the ring and stay pain-free, supple, and sound. She understands the stress patterns inherent in riding disciplines as diverse as jumping, dressage, polo, driving, and racing, and tailors her sessions to the unique needs of each horse. Ceiridwen is also a certified clinical herbalist, having graduated from the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, and uses equine-appropriate aromatherapy and topical herbs to relieve muscle tension in her equine clients. Ceiridwen earned her certification in equine lymphedema management (MLD/CDT) from HEAL in 2017.

 

Willing to travel to OR/WA/CA/ID/International

CINDY LATTNER

Montrose, PA

Email: LattnerEquinePerformance@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/lattnerequineperformance

 

Cindy Lattner is the founder and owner of Lattner Equine Performance. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Animal Science from Ohio State University. She then worked and received her tenure as faculty for 15 years, and for 5 of those years served as Assistant Beef Superintendent at the Ohio State Fair. Animals have always been a part of her life. This drove her passion to form Lattner Equine Performance, which seeks to provide a holistic approach to performance enhancement, preventive maintenance, and rehabilitation therapy for the rider, horse and pet that will enhance and restore the synchronized flow of motion. This is required for a healthy lifestyle and elite athletic performance. Cindy is also a distributor of Theraplates, EQUISPORT Massagers, and most recently, Conklin Fastrack products. She is a certified equine massage therapist, Reiki 1 & 2 practitioner, and certified equine lymphedema therapist in MLD/CDT.

 

Will travel to NY/PA/OH

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