ABOUT BARBARA BARNES
Hi, I’m Barbara and I live in York with my Husband Peter and my son Neil, have a German Shepherd called ‘Mishka’
and finally my Soul mate and confidant ‘Hector’ a Pure Bred Highland Pony who has pulled me through some tough times.
ANIMAL MASSAGE PRACTITIONER MERISHIA MASSAGE
I’ve always been passionate about helping animals so decided it was
time to have a lifestyle change.
I qualified as a Sports Animal Massage Practitioner accredited by the NFCE and through additional studies became a Recommended member of the Association of Merishia Therapists (STAMP),
a member of the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT), and completed studies
as an Advocate for Canine Arthritis Management, in addition to Studying with the
Dunbar Academy of Dog Training.
I am really looking forward to meeting all you new owners and working alongside to walk you and your animal through what will be a worrying time for some and for others enjoying time with regular maintenance sessions for those who have not developed problems as yet.
In the word of the CANINE arthritis management, ‘Your dogs more years’.
HELP DOGS AND HORSES REMAIN FREE FROM PAIN
Using all my acquired knowledge and skill sets, I am passionate about dogs and horses remaining as mobile and free from pain and discomfort for as long as possible using a multimodal approach to their care,
in conjunction with the vets practice and tailored to the animals needs.
Do you want the same for your animal?
VETERINARY ACT 1966
I work within the Veterinary Act 1966, and exemptions 2015, which states that anyone providing Physiotherapy or complimentary treatments unless referred directly by a qualified vet must seek verbal or written permission before proceeding.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
Continued Professional Development and reseach is at
the forefront of my business, which can be passed
onto my clients as new technology advancements
WIDEN MY KNOWLEDGE INCREASE MY SKILL LEVEL
As part of my role as a Canine and Equine Massage Practitioner I am attending CPD’s to widen my knowledge and increase my skill level to provide a good quality service.
CPD’s AND COURSES COMPLETED KNOWLEDGE GAINED
Listed below are some of the CPD’s and courses completed, this is only a snapshot of knowledge gained.
World Horse Welfare CPD on Equine handling and legislation
Open College of Equine Studies – Instructional Techniques equivalent to BHS Stage 2 Teach where I obtained a Distinction
Canine Massage Therapy Level 4
Equine Massage Therapy Level 4
Animal Physiotherapy Level 3 – Higher Distinction
Photo Therapy and Thermography for the Animal Practitioner CPD
Fascia Tool for Equine therapy use CPD
Cafre course Health and Safety with Horses
L3 course in Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
L3 course in Veterinary Nursing
L4 course in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
L3 Animal Psychology