Heidi Nottelman, Equine Practitioner 
Brooklyn, CT                                                       

animal acupressure massage

My initial journey with horses began 35 years ago at the horse farm across from my house. Eight years ago, I decided to fulfill my dream of breeding and raising a horse. Undiscovered Treasure, Ema, has challenged me from day 1 to become a better horse woman, and I strive to meet her high expectations. My eyes have opened to all new possibilities of how we communicate and affect our horses at every interaction. As part of my journey with Ema, I discovered equine acupressure at Equine Affaire several years ago and I completed my certification with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2012.

As I interact with various horses, I am always amazed at their 'releases' (such as sleepy eyes, licking and chewing, and yawning) during the acupressure session. To me, it is clear that they are responding to the acupressure and enjoying themselves. As my practice grows, I hope to share the knowledge I have gained about acupressure with my clients, friends and fellow horse lovers and to connect with as many horses as possible. My personal educational pursuits will include acupressure, Tui Na, and equine nutrition. My desire is to help horses be energetically balanced, so that they can be emotionally and physically healthy.

Vilma Vicente, Small Animal Practitioner 
Fairfield, CT 

animal acupressure massage

Truly convinced that we can help our loyal animal friends with their physical and emotional illnesses, Vilma has obtained her certification with the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.

Vilma has been an animal caretaker for over 25 years as a Veterinarian in Argentina and a groomer in the United States. Being an avid Eastern Philosophy reader and having a keen interest in the wellbeing of our animal companions, she became an animal massage therapist and a Reiki practitioner for animals in 2003 which further complement her practice with essential oils, herbal and nutrition consulting. Acupressure is a highly effective addition to her education and practice.