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!
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