Horse Massage School
Horse Massage School

Due to the recent devistation of the Big Sur coast areas schools are temporarily being held in Paso Robles until the road is open.

Discover Massage Therapy for Horses

  • Massage Therapy Hall of Fame 2015
  • Pioneer of Massage Award 2015
  • Bridge Builder award 2015
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Oriental Medicine 2003
  • Honorary Degree of Doctorate based on original studies in the field of Original Holistic Studies. 2003
  • Geary Whiting’s Equine Massage School 1998
  • Massage Magazine Anniversary edition Cover Story 1989
  • Graduate of Tao Healing Arts Center 1986 | Touch for Health Instructor 1985

2017 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductees: My teacher Dr. Do Ann T. Kaneko and my student Yvonne Allen, founder of Voice For The Horse Canada.

2017 World Massage Festival Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

In Home Study Program

I have launched “In Home Equine Massage For Horse and Rider Study Program.” The program includes many videos and study material. Check out the course outline to get an idea of what is included. I selected the most important information one needs to know for properly taking care of horse and rider, based on many years of being in the fitness and conditioning world as well as the many horses shows I have worked over the years.


I feel this is a well-balanced and complete study program spanning the many years of my experiences, covering all the bases.






How it All Began

Athletes use massage therapy for relaxation and to improve performance. It also helps prevent muscular injuries and aids in speeding recovery time with its therapeutic benefits. So why not use it on horses? Like humans, horses can benefit from the same massage techniques. Equine massage therapy has been around since the middle ages, but many horse trainers and riders haven’t realized its potential. We want the best for our horses, both physically and mentally, and massage is beneficial in both of these areas. It helps to loosen tight muscles, to relieve fatigue and soreness, and to reduce stress. And we can all—humans and horses—do without stress in our lives! At Geary Whiting’s Equine Massage School, you’ll learn the art of Shiatsu massage for horse and rider, along with nutrition, saddle fitting, horse stretching techniques, and more.

Owner and operator Geary Whiting has an extensive background in health and fitness. In the early sixties, he was a personal trainer and enjoyed helping people learn to get fit and stay fit. In 1981, he incorporated sports massage into his personal training and nutrition programs.
P.O. Box: Box 1836
Big Sur, California  93920
United States

In 1995, Geary Whiting adapted human massage to horses and was amazed to discover how well the horses responded. Since then, Geary has mentored students in equine massage therapy, helping them bring health and happiness to their horses. And you too can become a certified equine massage therapist with our certification program. Geary will show you the ins-and-outs of horse massage with his effective techniques. You’ll feel empowered after seeing how the massage has helped the horse, but also you too. This course also focuses on the rider, trainer, and owner. It will help you explore human potential – your potential. Sign up today to see how this course can help you achieve your goals in and out of the equine world.

A Simplier Way to Learn

At Geary Whiting’s Equine Massage School, we don’t subscribe to the traditional learning methods with tests and tons of memorization.  The menu, education and decor are designed to remind students of a time when life was a little more simple. For many students, attending our school is a unique, wholesome and life changing experience. The distractions of everyday life – cell phones, work and family – are left at home, allowing students to truly enjoy themselves and bond with the horses. If you want learn the ropes of equine massage, we encourage you to attend our school. We also offer a DVD for purchase that has additional guidance.  For detailed information about the curriculum and the school itself, click on the course information tab, or click here!

Classes are filling up, so be sure to enroll today!


Geary Whiting’s Equine Massage Therapy School for Horse & Rider

Box 1836
Big Sur, CA   93920

Phone No.: 530-410-5270





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