Hello, I'm Dr. Renée Rivard; thank you for visiting my site.
I am a Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner (MMCP) and certified Equine Therapeutic Massage Therapist (ETMT) from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School for Animal Acupressure and Massage. Both of these gentle modalities improve equine health and performance by helping the horse release tension and restriction naturally.
I have been passionate about the health and well-being of humans and animals alike for more than 40 years with a strong interest in natural modalities. My passion for animal well-being is reflected by my decades of volunteer service as a wildlife rescuer, rehabilitator, educator, animal welfare committee member, and conservationist where I have contributed to wildlife and environmental conservation work in Australia, The Republic of Panama, and the US. My more recent volunteer work with equine therapeutic riding and equine rehabilitation stables in Colorado Springs rekindled a connection among my love of horses, health and natural healing. Click to learn more about the Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Stables and Elite Equine Rescue & Rehab and their inspirational missions. Subsequent to my equine certifications, I have begun to collaborate with others in the field of equine-assisted learning and personal growth; click to learn more about Whole Heart Ranch and The Equine Approach.
My doctorate in clinical pharmacy, bachelor's in biology, extensive study in the field of nutritional genomics, and post-graduate studies in evidence-based medicine, sustainability, and Biogeometry® provide a knowledge base that supports my practice of sound, high-quality and holistic equine bodywork that is based on the latest science and a love for helping others improve their health and well-being.
Schedule a free session today to learn more about how I can help you and your equine build better health and performance through bodywork.