My name is Kristen Martucci, my experience with horses started very young with my mom being a Hunter/ Jumper trainer in California. Horsemanship was a huge part of our lessons along with the skills needed to compete. I went on to ride with a few amazing trainers through my 20's and learned invaluable information about the industry. After having kids, my focus changed, but my love of horses hadn't. I began barrel racing about 6 years ago and just love it!
I wanted to continue my love for the equine athlete through massage therapy. I believe preventative care is best, but when necessary there are many effective alternative therapies for an injury. Our industry has a history of asking so much from our horses and not using all the tools available to keep them feeling their best. Massage and stretching are an integral part of maintaining their optimal performance level. Think about all these high paid athletes, do you think they get muscle therapy after games and practice? I know they do! They need to preserve their bodies.
I received my first certification from Therasage EMC, it is an wonderful program that teaches very effective skills of muscle manipulation. I can feel where they are holding tension and "work" the muscle carefully to increase circulation and bring oxygen to the area. I am always looking to continue my education, so I am now working on my certification from The Masterson Method! Through The Masterson Method, the horse is able to release tension on their own by allowing them to enter a true relaxed state and access their parasympathetic nervous system. They show signs of releasing this tension by yawning, snorting, head shaking, deep breaths or sighs, or some stoic horses only give me a nod or a blink. I also use a blend of Young Living essential oils during the massage, the aroma therapy along with the added circulatory system support creates a well balanced therapy session. By blending these modalities, I feel I can offer a unique experience for you horse.
I learn something new everyday from these amazing animals as each one has their own wonderful personality. I love working on these incredible athletes, it is so gratifying to see them relax and find relief through the massage.
I look forward to working on your horse next!
I am currently working on horses in Arizona and Southern California.
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The information provided is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.