After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology, Michelle Dewar gained a solid background in exercise science for humans.  Her courses ranged from Exercise Physiology to Biomechanics to Personal Training.  During school, she was a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team under the instruction of Jerry Schurink.  It was here that her love of horses took over and she realized that her calling was not helping out the human world like she thought, but it was to help out the animal kingdom.  

The first step Michelle took in following her dream was to become a working student for trainer Lindsey Canesi.  Within this position, she observed many of the aspects of running a show barn and learning proper care for the horses.  This care included regular visits from farriers, dentists, vets, chiropractors, and equine massage practitioners.  Knowing that she could not be a working student forever, Michelle decided to further her education and enrolled in the Equine Massage Therapy program at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy.

Combining her previous Kinesiology background with Equine Massage, Michelle is able to bring her own specialized services to the equine community. By providing alternative, non-intrusive massage, she is able to give back to the animal kingdom that she loves.

Furthering her education in the equine world, Michelle has made the move from Massachusetts to South Carolina to attend Sherman College of Chiropractic.  Once again she is starting off her education by learning about the human body first and then will be attending a school to become licensed in Animal Chiropractic.  Michelle hopes to be able to incorporate massage and chiropractic for the horses and also be able to work on the riders as well.  Make sure to stay tuned for updates!

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