Hello! My name is Addie Carroll. I was born with a passion for animals and have been in the equine world since the age of 11. My uncle, a farrier, and my neighbor, who has had a life long love of horses welcomed me into the equine world. I was given my first horse as a young teenager and it was then that I know horses would forever be a part of my future.
During high school I became a working student at a boarding and training barn. There I was immersed in the daily care and management of a wide range of horses, and along side my mentor, I helped in the training of green horses and OTTBs. In 2021, I joined the Chestnut Hill Pony Club and started competitive showing.
After graduating from high school, I pursued my interest in equine anatomy, physiology, health, and performance which led me to the Midwest Natural Healing for Animals program and a certification in equine sports massage therapy. This intensive 6 month course equips EMT's with the knowledge and skills to look beyond the presenting physical symptoms that the horse is showing and ask why. We are trained to see deeper than the surface and to find the root cause that are triggering the issues limiting each horse.
This training fostered a dream in me to bring bodywork alongside classical training techniques and high quality care to fulfill the horse's needs, unlock their bodies, and allow them to reach their greatest potential.
Education and Certifications
Midwest Natural Healing for Animals LLC
Certified Level 2 Equine Sports Massage Therapist
SW Michigan Natural Healing for Animals
Certified Canine Sports Massage Therapist
PSK Rehab Education Center
Certified Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapist
PSK Rehab Education Center
Completed the PSK Kinesiology Taping Class
The MNHA program teaches the Amassage Method of Equine Massage and Rehab. The Amassage Method teaches far more than just massage. They focus on teaching students to find the root of the problem and how to "Reconnect, Rebuild, and Rebalance" the horse.
What is Equine Sports Massage?
"Equine sports massage is the therapeutic application of professional sports massage techniques applied to the horse. A thorough understanding of anatomy and the interaction of bones, joints and muscles are the basis of the proven physical and mental therapy that is the art of massage.
A masseur looks at the horse as a whole and attempts to consider all possible causes and effects of any tension while interpreting a horses reactions and expressions." ~Equine Sports Massage Association
What about Canine Massage?
Is your pup rehabbing from an injury, struggling with joint and muscle pain or carrying overall tension in their body? Massage and specialized stretching can aid in both your canine's physical and mental state by increasing circulation and range of motion, releasing pain relieving endorphins, decreasing muscle tension and more!
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-manipulative but effective therapy. It is designed to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms and used to treat both acute and chronic issues. I use a series of ting points to release tension and stimulate the recovery process.
KTaping is the new and improved athletic taping! It stabilizes, promotes healing, and encourages proper movement without limiting preformance and range of motion. KTape releases pressure and pain, improves circulation, and supports joint mobility by lifting the skin and hair away from the muscle, allowing blood and lymphatic fluid to flow more easily. I use three different types of taping in my bodywork depending on the need. Regional Taping reduces pain and corrects movement patterns from past injury. Postural Taping encourages correct postural biomechanics for the horse and rider. Lastly, Fan Taping is designed to decrease swelling and tissue trauma after an acute injury.
Myofascial release is the stretching of fascial tissue by various techniques. It reduces inflammation, increases blood flow, relieves muscle and nerve pain, and decreases fascial tension by elongating and stretching tissues. MFR encourages spinal alignment and proper posture in horses.