Welcome....my name is Kim Allaby, and Soothing Hands Equine is my business.
I have been certified, and working, as an equine massage therapist since 1998.
Horses have been my passion all my life, and for over 50 years I have been around horses
as a student, teacher, barn
manager, trainer, and competitor in a variety of disciplines, as well as being a human for a variety of horses.
Currently I am Hint of Lemon' s human; she is a Thoroughbred who started her racing career as a
two year old and retired at the end of her six year old year. We love hacking, and going for a good gallop! She also enjoys meeting people and eating treats :)
My mission is to ensure that every person involved with equines (I include donkeys and mules too), in any way, understands the importance of massage in maintaining and/or improving the well being of the animals in their lives. My mission is very important, because if i succeed, there will be more happy hoses and humans in the world.
I can't do it alone, so please join me and make it your mission too!
Massage is as important as grooming, and picking out hooves, and should be part of your regular routine!
To achieve my mission I do 2 things : 1) massage horses as well as use a variety of non-invasive therapeutic
devices (LifeWave patches, laser, magnets), and techniques such as
stretches, releases, groundwork exercises, etc.
It is very easy to learn how to actually feel a horse's muscles and fascia under the skin and be able to determine if it feels right or if there is a problem. We also need to know if possible what caused the problem, and if it is acute or chronic. To that end it is important to look at the horse as a whole, including, but not limited to, the tack it wears, the work it is expected to do, how it's trained, how the rider rides, hooves, teeth, as well as working together with vets, other body workers, and farriers.
When a horse's muscles are functioning properly they feel great and move willingly, your training, and rides progress
consistently; riding is fun for both of you.
Adding massage to your normal routine of grooming, hoof picking, and
leg checking, will either improve, or maintain your horse's quality of
movement which in turn will ensure more consistent and enjoyable rides.
you attend a Soothing Hands Equine Massage Workshop or Clinic, you will be taught in a supportive, and enjoyable environment,
and you will have the knowledge and skills to make horses move great and
feel great. Through the Soothing Hands Equine Massage Method you will
learn a new way of listening to horses that enhances the horse/human
interaction for the betterment of both
Please get your free copy of 5 things your horse can't do when it needs a massage.
Take a look at my site and my Facebook page, and invite your friends to drop by.
I look forward to meeting you in person one day soon. Or, if you need help or have questions, drop me a line in the form below and I will get back to you ASAP!!