If you perform animal massage and bodywork, you have probably wondered about carrying liability insurance to cover any issues that may arise during a session. Your next questions is likely, how do you go about becoming insured?
How to Obtain It: To obtain liability insurance, the best option is to join an animal massage association such as the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork. They provide their members with malpractice insurance options. In order to qualify to join IAAMB, you must be able to show that you have completed at least 100 hours in Animal Massage courses. Our massage certification courses are approved through IAAMB and will allow you to become a member.
How Much Does it Cost? A typical policy in the USA is only $175 per year! The low risk involved in animal massage allows the insurance costs to stay low. Compare this to a human surgeon who spends an average of $15,000 per year on malpractice insurance. The level of risk will dictate the cost.
What is Equine Sports Massage?
Equine Sports Massage is a form of massage therapy that focuses on equine athletes, allowing them to perform optimally and reduce the chance of injury by maximizing range of motion and decreasing muscular restrictions. Horse athletes are often times asked to perform maneuvers that can cause repetitive stress injuries. Like human athletes, they can benefit from maintenance bodywork as well as recovery treatments.
What is the Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy Certification?
Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy literally means making changes in the muscles to achieve proper function. This is a form of sports massage that rather than just focusing on the massage techniques, it also addresses physical therapies and exercises and can further improve the horse's function and ability to perform at an optimal level. Practitioners who complete our certification course receive the prestigious title of Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapist (EMFT).
Benefits of Becoming Certified as an EMFT
Wether you are looking to start a career as an Equine Massage Therapist or are already certified and are looking to add additional credentials to your name, this course is for you. In this 100 hour course, you will learn multiple massage techniques including Swedish, Shiatsu, Myo-fascial Release, Gua Sha and more. You will also learn in depth examinations, physical therapies, saddle evaluation, how to run an Equine Massage business, how to interact with veterinarians and much more.
Dr. Angelique Barbara is the founder of Angel's Animals LLC, a company that has developed online animal bodywork courses for both owners and professionals. Dr. Barbara's unique teaching style along with the dynamic layout of the courses allows people of different educational backgrounds from all over the world to benefit from her knowledge.