Name: Hannah Speller
Location: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Certifications through Angel's Animals: Equine Craniosacral Therapy
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? I wanted to work with animals for as long as I could remember. My mum and dad still laugh about the time they found me with my arms wrapped around an old sheep at a petting farm when I was just a toddler!
What animal influenced you the most growing up? I have loved horses all my life and they have taught me so much - patience, kindness, responsibility, respect, love and compassion to name but a few. Without horses in my life, I definitely wouldn’t be the person I am today. But I just love all animals.
What animals do you currently own? I share my home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 parrot, 3 horses, 4 chickens, a cockerel and a racing pigeon!
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? In my practice ‘Suppleness Equine - Integrated Equine Massage Therapy & Bodywork’, I pride myself in working WITH the horse and listening closely to what they have to say. Helping horses to feel comfortable in the human world is my absolute passion. I offer a range of modalities including Equine Sports Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial release, Mobilisation, and Heat and Red Light Therapy as well as the Equine Craniosacral Therapy. Having such a wide range of skills in my toolbox means I am able to offer support to a large variety of horses, all with many different needs. Equine Craniosacral Therapy has been particularly useful when working with nervous horses, young horses or horses that have suffered trauma or abuse, as it extremely gentle and deeply healing.
What message would you like to share with potential clients? Regular bodywork is hugely beneficial for all horses and ponies, young or old, ridden or unridden. I cover the Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire area and I’m always happy to talk horses, so do get in touch if you’d like to book your horse in with me, or if you have any questions about what I do and why.
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursuing a career in animal health? To anyone who might be considering a career in animal health, in particular as an Equine Bodyworker, I’d say absolutely just do it! It’s hard work but it is without a doubt the most rewarding job in the world. If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life!
Name: Madison Fall
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Certifications through Angel's Animals: I am a certified Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapist, Equine Craniosacral Technique Therapist, Animal Neuro-myofascial Release Technique Practitioner, and Equine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner. I also plan to take other courses in the future!
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? I always knew I would work in a profession with animals. Animals have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. My nickname growing up was Maddie Dolittle!
What animal influenced you the most growing up? The animal that influenced me the most growing up was my horse, Trinity. I would not be the person I am today without her.
What animals do you currently own? The animals I currently own are my two horses, Trinity and Daisy, and my cat, Scarlet. I have owned these pets for many years and have owned many others as well including two dogs, a chameleon, birds, a rabbit, and fish.
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? What makes my practice stand out is my passion for continuing to always learn. I have big plans to continue to add different modalities and services to my practice. I’m also always researching and learning more about the modalities I currently practice as well!
What message would you like to share with potential clients? A message that I would like to share with potential clients is that that I would love to work with your baby if you’re around the Pensacola area! I promise to treat your baby like my own!
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursuing a career in animal health? A message I would like to share to others who are thinking about pursuing a career in animal bodywork is to absolutely do it! It’s so rewarding to see all of the positive changes you can make to the partnership between a horse and their owner! A large piece of advice would be to make sure to take care of your own body so you can continue to help others!
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