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Equine Susan Holmes Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner

Welcome to Heaven's Gate Equine Acupressure!

Horses have been a life-long passion of Susan's and this has only deepened with her journey along the path of becoming an Equine Acupressure Practitioner. The study of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupressure have inspired her to unite her knowledge and experience with horses, in order to offer her equine clients enhanced health and well-being.

Susan's practice is called Heaven's Gate Equine Acupressure as a result of working on the acupressure point known as Bai Hui, or "Heaven's Gate", and experiencing the profound effect that treatment point has on her horse. And also from walking through her barn every day, greeting her beautiful horses, and being struck by the view of her pasture, framed by the Northern Sierra's marveling, "This is heaven!"

Horse in the snow

What are the benefits of Acupressure?

Scientific studies and clinical observations of both Eastern and Western medicine have shown that acupressure can benefit the health and well-being of the equine in many ways including:

  • balance the horse's energy and support optimum health and performance
  • improve mental clarity and focus to enhance training
  • build and strengthen the immune system
  • strengthen and enhance the function of muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones
  • stimulate the equine body's ability to recover from illness and injury by increasing blood supply and circulation
  • assist with emotional issues including: fear, compulsive disorders, and negative behaviors related to handling
  • increase energy or relieve pain by releasing endorphins
  • relieve muscle spasms and reduce swelling and inflammation

As with nutrition, exercise, hoof care, dental care, chiropractic and veterinary care, acupressure will contribute to your horse's overall health and well-being.

to contribute to the well-being of horses on a physiological and emotional level, through the connection of intention, hand and heart.