Based in Redditch, on the border of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, Rachel is a highly experienced McTimoney Animal Therapist and holds a Master of Science degree (MSc) in Animal Manipulation (passed with a distinction). Rachel is a member of the McTimoney Animal Association (MAA) and is fully insured to treat your animal.
Rachel has also studied equine and canine massage completing an Advanced massage course. Using a combination of manipulation and massage provides a safe, highly effective and holistic treatment for musculoskeletal problems in animals.
Horses are Rachel's main interests and she owns a yard near Warwick. Rachel has several horses, a 5 year old Warmblood, a 10 year old Thoroughbred cross and her retired first horse. Rachel is experienced in all aspects of horsecare and training and enjoys riding for pleasure as well as competing in Dressage and Showjumping. As well as treating horses Rachel treats a lot of dogs. Rachel owns a gorgeous Cockerdor puppy who is normally found snoozing in the car, and has trained the family dogs in both obedience and agility.
Before working fulltime as a McTimoney Animal Therapist Rachel had a strong involvement in equine welfare and worked for the British Horse Society Welfare Department for 6 years. Rachel previously graduated from the University of the West of England (Hartpury College) with a BA (Hons) in Equine Business Management.
Areas Rachel covers - Warwickshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands and bordering counties within 40 miles of Warwick or Redditch.
Clinics are also held in other areas on request, a minimum of 3 horses / dogs are
normally required for those further afield.
Rachel works closely with vets in the area and undertakes referal work for several equine practises. Please note an owner must always consult their veterinary surgeon before seeking McTimoney treatment, it is illegal for anyone to treat an animal without veterinary approval. This can usually be done very quickly over the telephone. Most vets are aware of the benefits of complementary therapy and will readily give permission for treatment by a qualified professional. Full, written treatment reports can be provided to your vet as required.
Protect your animals, please ensure you always use a qualified practitioner. Those qualified in McTimoney will hold either a MSc or PGdip in Animal Manipulation.