"Christina is a valued member of the care team for my horses. I first had Christina work on my mare a few years ago when we were going through some challenges with her. We felt that my mare was struggling more than she should and as we worked to uncover what exactly that issue was, I turned to bodywork. I met Christina out at the barn the first time as I wanted to meet the person who would be working with my mare as I figured I would not always be able to make appointments. From the beginning, Christina was very sweet and knowledgeable. I watched her work with my mare in her stall while I stood in the corner near her head. I remember very distinctly that as Christina was working with her, my mare pushed her head forward against my side and held it there for a long time. This isn't a behavior she normally does and I felt sure she was saying, "Thank you."
Since then, Christina has continued to work with my mare, providing an extra layer of support in her training program alongside traditional veterinary diagnostics. I always look forward to her reports, which tend to confirm what I suspect from the saddle. Having my mare in a program where she is supported with regular massage has been critical in helping her move beyond the "stuck place" we were in a few years ago. Since Christina started working with her, we've been able to take my girl from struggling mightily to jump up from 2nd level to showing 4th and starting to school some of the PSG movements. Christina remains very kind, reliable, and dedicated in her work. She also works with my older gelding and I appreciate the care she provides to him as well, especially relative to his age and past injuries. We've recently been trying out her newer services and I'm excited to see where that leads. Thank you Christina!"
"My horses let me know what they think, and they are enthusiastic clients of Christina! Both are FEI dressage horses with the occasional muscle tightness and soreness intense athletic training gives. Christina's treatments loosen tightness and identify for me areas where I may need to exercise caution, or change or ease off the training for a short period. I consider her my "early warning system." Sometimes the news is great: the saddle refit is making a big difference or the horse is developing well.
The schematic of your horse afterwards with notes on "hot spots" and the treatment utilized offers a useful tool to track the horse's development over time and to share with your trainer or vet.
My horses work hard and I want to keep them sound and happy. Christina is an important part of their health maintenance."
""First of all, I would like to thank Christina for her tender and loving care of our horse, Shotzy. For the past year we had the opportunity of getting to know Christina. She has helped our horse in so many ways. Our horse Shotzy is 24 this year and is full of life. The therapy that she has received by Christina has helped her feel better and giving her fantastic energy. Our mare had her first Rapid Release treatment this past Saturday and with the massage therapy I believe that we are going to even get better comfort and longevity enjoying our beautiful girl. Thank you Christina. You rock!"
Not all practitioners are created equal and Christina stands out above the rest! She is highly intuitive and knowledgeable, always knowing where my horses need work to give them relief. She truly has “the touch.” She has earned the respect of my veterinarian and my trainers, having been as accurate at diagnosing issues on many occasions as they have. I appreciate Christina’s promptness, professionalism and genuine concern. She is a great asset to my horse management team.