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.
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. 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, 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.
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 studies through the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure, she holds several Small and Large Animal Massage Certificates from the Northwest School of Animal Massage.
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.
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. 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 TCM and energetics work and is excited to continue her lifelong education in those areas. Jenilee can be reached by phone or email to arrange an acupressure appointment for your horse in the Tomball/Houston area.
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.
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.
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 TCM 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. 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. Available by phone or email she works in the Austin area.
Madison Davis, Equine Acupressure Practitioner