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Patti is a certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and has completed Reiki I and II studies. She is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Pharmacy and practiced pharmacy for several years in community and hospital settings. Utilizing her training in both western and eastern concepts of medicine, Patti hopes to encourage the integration of TCM methods as an adjunct to traditional veterinary care, thereby uniting the strengths of both modalities for the better health of our animals. Patti is a lifelong horse enthusiast and animal lover. She lives in Austin with her husband, 3 cats, 3 dogs and her horse, Luther.
Horses are not just a tool for us to ride, drive or race. A horse is sanity, happiness, a teacher, a therapist, a partner and a best friend. Erika formed Eye on Equine Bodywork to give back to these wonderful beings we call horses. Erika started riding Western in preschool and soon advanced to riding English at a barn that trained retired throroughbred racehorses to jump. Due to her calm demeanor, she was often chosen to ride/groom the anxious horses. She still enjoys riding, mostly English pleasure and trail riding. A life long learner, she has extensive knowledge in health sciences having a BA in Biology and Psychology, a Masters in Biology, a published scientific author, and taught college level Biology, Anatomy and Physiology. She has strong customer service that comes from having a successful 27 year career in pharmaceutical sales. Certifications in Tallgrass Equine Acupressure, Equissage traditional massage therapy, Tui Na Chinese massage therapy, Essential oils, Kinesiology taping, and Reiki, allow Erika to have a wide variety of tools to improve a horse's well being. Erika is an active volunteer with local equine assisted therapy programs.
Eye on Equine Bodywork looks forward to helping maintain the balance of your horse's body and mind with the goal of having a happy and comfortable best friend.
San Antonio, TX
In 2005, Dolores set the first steps towards a career following her lifelong passion: Animal care. She now works with animals full-time. In addition to her Acupressure Certification through the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, she holds several Small and Large Animal Massage Certificates from the Northwest School of Animal Massage. Dolores divides her time between her Holistic animal care business, Furry Zen, and her large furry crew of 6 dogs and 2 cats.
Acknowledging there is always more one can learn, Dolores is continuing her education in Acupressure, Bach Flower Essences, Animal Hospice care, and Rehabilitation. Her goal is to create a non-profit focusing on improving animal welfare, one animal at a time. Along the way she hopes to assist many animals in their quest to remain in, or regain, balance.
Jenilee has been drawn to animals from as early as she can remember. She sought out horses while working in Arizona several years ago and fell completely in love. She currently has a quarter horse mare with whom she jumps and does natural horsemanship clinics. In July 2014 she got the inspiration to look up acupressure for horses to see if such a thing existed. She thought it would be a great way to deepen the connection with her horse and keep her physically and emotionally balanced. Turns out such a thing did exist and she was certified as an equine acupressure practitioner with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure in June 2015 and nationally certified with NBCAAM in July 2015.
Jenilee is passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine and energetics work and is excited to continue her lifelong education in those areas. She has also taken different energy modality courses over the years including Yuen Method and Matrix Energetics. Horses are wonderful, giving, spiritual animals who deserve all the love and care we humans can offer them. Jenilee can be reached by phone or email to arrange an acupressure appointment for your horse in the Tomball/Houston area. She will also have a website coming soon.
Debbie Underwood, Equine & Small Animal Practitioner
As a certified practitioner with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, Debbie offers onsite acupressure sessions for both horses and dogs. Respect for the animal is her main focus when developing the optimal health program for each situation. Debbie holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology from Texas A&M University and has a strong background in Acutonics®, a system of vibrational healing. She also has studied flower essences, herbs and animal communication in order to integrate her passion for animals with gentle, energy-healing modalities. She has been learning from animals for more than 21 years and is currently continuing her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupressure.
Sylvia Nickel, MSc, Small Animal Acupressure
Ft Worth, TX
Sylvia is a Certified Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner. She has over 20 years of experience in working with dogs. Sylvia's goal is to enhance the flow between Eastern and Western Medicine and to support balanced health. She believes that the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine can help Eastern and Western Medicine fulfill their complementary strengths and weaknesses.
Sylvia offers her services on-site and in the convenience of your home or facility of your choosing, which provides a familiar, stress free environment for healing and will feel most comfortable for the animal. Her work with animals blends her knowledge of acupressure, TTouch and behavior training to create a program that is tailored to each animal's specific needs. She also offers nutritional counseling, dog selection services, obedience training for puppies and adult dogs as well as behavior modification training to help dogs and their owners to live a healthier and happier life. She continues to study acupressure, massage,TCM and other healing modalities.
Jade Beeler, Equine Practitioner
Terrell, TX 75161
Jodi Brassard, Equine Acupressure Practitioner, NBCAAM
Jodi has been a horse trainer for over 15 years, and was looking to add to the relationship and well-being of her equine companions. She found Traditional Chinese Medicine and was very excited to add Acupressure to her training program. Tallgrass Animal acupressure Institute was the answer to "Getting and keeping your horse sound", as Jodi says. As seen in training, most horses get injured because they are not ready for the heavy work of a training program. Acupressure offers a safe and effective way to keep our equine friends healthy while maintaining their job. Jodi has seen amazing benefits in the horses she has cared for. Jodi is available by phone or email and works in the Austin, Texas area.
Madison Davis, Equine Acupressure Practitioner
Madison is a certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. She was born with a passion for all animals. With a cowboy/ranch foreman father and an animal health inspector mother, a deep love and respect for animals is in her blood. During research for an essay assignment in 8th grade, Madison came across the Tallgrass website and knew she had found her calling in life.
Madison showed sheep, goats, and heifers with her local FFA chapter all through school and has been awarded the American Degree, which is the highest honor and FFA member can possess. After graduating high school in 2016, Madison started raising show lambs for the upcoming FFA and 4H members in her community and enrolled in the Equine Acupressure Program at Tallgrass. She plans to incorporate her ever-expanding knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine into show animals as well as the hard-working ranch and rodeo horses in her community.