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Meet Christina Naas, Professional Equine Massage & Bodywork Therapist

Christina Naas is the dedicated founder of Equine Kneads and a passionate equine massage & bodywork therapist, and Licensed Massage Therapist. Christina's profound love for horses was cultivated in the heart of Florida's vibrant equine community, surrounded by the legacy of her grandfather, Raymond Burr, and other well-known horsemen.

Christina Naas, Founder of Equine Kneads
Christina Naas in the field with a horse

Growing up amidst thoroughbred breeding and hands-on experiences with equine vets in Ocala, FL, Christina developed an unparalleled understanding of equine care.

With over 12 years of devoted practice, she embodies not just professionalism but also compassionate guidance on your equine wellness journey. Her expertise and heartfelt commitment make her the ideal companion in nurturing your horse's well-being and performance.

Christina's path into equine well-being is deeply personal. Born with a fusions in her spine, enduring scoliosis, and navigating additional injuries, she intimately understands the impact of pain, muscle tightness, and connective tissue restrictions.

Her personal challenges led her to explore alternative therapies, including chiropractic, massage, bodywork and acupuncture, forming the foundation of her holistic approach to healing.

The Road to Becoming a Nationally-Known Equine Massage and Bodywork Therapist

Christina holds an A.A.S degree in Clinical Therapeutic Massage with a focus on orthopedic and rehabilitation techniques, showcasing her dedication to specialized expertise. Her commitment to continuous learning led her to participate in diverse courses across the United States. Notable among these are Equine Craniosacral training under Maureen Rogers, various courses through Equinology, and Science of Motion. Additionally, she has pursued numerous continuing education programs, mastering modalities like Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Re-education, Craniosacral Therapy, Cupping, Corrective Exercise, and Applied Kinesiology.

Furthermore, Christina is certified in Cryotherapy and PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy) for both humans and animals, demonstrating her comprehensive approach to equine well-being. Her expertise extends beyond practice; she collaborates with veterinarians, universities, and OEMs to develop cutting-edge protocols for these therapies. Recognized as an authority in her field as an equine massage and bodywork therapist, she is frequently invited as a guest speaker, lecturer, and educator for universities, diverse professional organizations, and esteemed entities like US Pony Club.

Effective Care Teams Collaborate with Equine Massage and Bodywork Therapists

Driven by an unyielding passion for excellence as an equine massage and bodywork therapist, Christina's pursuit of knowledge knows no bounds. She actively engages in a multitude of continuing education clinics, immerses herself in the latest veterinary medical journals, and collaborates closely with a network of experts including veterinarians, chiropractors, and equine nutritionists.

Christina's dedication to staying abreast of emerging trends extends beyond traditional avenues – she diligently explores innovative treatment modalities and evaluates cutting-edge equipment, ensuring her clients and their equine partners receive the utmost benefit.

Christina doing equine massage

Equine Kneads - Where Passion Meets Professionalism

Christina's extraordinary gift lies in her intuitive understanding of energy, biomechanics, and the intricacies of the body. This innate ability sets her apart, enabling her to discern nuances that often elude others in her field.

Christina's first-hand experiences have taught her that not all therapists and therapies are created equal. Recognizing that solutions vary from case to case, she fearlessly thinks outside the box, guided by her intuition to uncover tailored solutions.

In Christina's philosophy as an equine massage and bodywork therapist, equine well-being mirrors human health, encompassing physical, emotional, spiritual, and social/environmental elements.

She invests wholeheartedly in the health of her clients and their horses, taking pride in becoming an integral part of their support team. For Christina, optimal equine health is a shared journey toward unparalleled well-being and performance. 

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