Equine Massage: How Do Lower Limb Injuries Affect the Lower Back?
Having been passionate about horses since a very early age, it was only natural for Sharon to seek out a profession in the equine industry. It was her experiences with the racing industry that drew her into the field of equine massage therapy. Working with many horses on lay-up from injury, Sharon realized there was an opportunity for her to aid in their recovery. Researching various methods of rehabilitation, Sharon discovered that massage was extremely effective in not only reducing recovery time, but also in prevention of injury and performance enhancement.
Upon graduation from an intensive 2-year equine massage therapy diploma program in June of 2000, Sharon established McMaster Massage and began providing equine massage therapy services throughout Ontario. Sharon continued her education at the University of Windsor, graduating with an Honours degree in Biology, earning membership in the elite Golden Key International Honour Society for her accomplishments. Sharon went on to complete an Advanced Medical Laboratory Science diploma as well.
In the past few years, Sharon has branched out with her business to include another one of her great passions – teaching. Sharon began offering weekend clinics for horse owners interested in learning the basics in equine massage. Continuing with her passion for teaching, Sharon became involved with the University of Guelph Performance Horse Handler Program. She has enjoyed the opportunity to both contribute to the development of the program, as well as the instruction of numerous classes including Anatomy and Health. Sharon is currently the Academic Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer for this one year program.
Always looking for additional methods of assisting her clients, Sharon continued to expand her rehabilitation business. With the addition of some new modalities, the range of services offered has greatly increased. In addition to massage, McMaster Massage currently offers Game Ready treatments, whole body vibration therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and cold laser therapy. Stop by the booth for more information regarding these amazing therapies!
Catch Sharon at the Can-Am daily in Presentation Tent 1