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Equine Cryotherapy Course

Elevate Your Equine Therapy Practice with Expert Cryotherapy Training

Unlock the door to advanced equine therapy techniques and gain a competitive edge in your practice. Our Equine Cryotherapy Training Course is meticulously designed to address the specific challenges faced by equine bodyworkers, veterinarians, and dedicated horse owners. Empower yourself with knowledge, confidence, and hands-on expertise in equine cryotherapy, the groundbreaking modality reshaping the landscape of equine wellness.

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Hybrid Program

Online & On-Site Instruction

Certificate of Completion


This intensive hybrid, (online and in-person), course offers comprehensive training in equine cryotherapy, a groundbreaking modality utilizing localized cryogenic units, that leverages cold temperatures for therapeutic benefits. Geared towards equine bodyworkers, veterinarians, and horse owners, the course provides both theoretical and practical knowledge for effective cryotherapy applications. Topics covered include the benefits and contraindications of cryotherapy, assessment and palpation techniques, effective communication with clients, and accurate documentation through SOAPR notes.

This Course is designed for:

  • Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT)

  • Neuromuscular Therapists (NMT)

  • Craniosacral Therapists (CST)

  • Equine Veterinarians

  • Equine Massage and Bodyworkers

  • Equine Chiropractors

  • Horse Owners Interested in Equine Wellness

What You Get With Our Course

Don't miss out on these extraordinary benefits of joining our Equine Cryotherapy Course!

Comprehensive Expertise

Dive deep into the fundamentals of equine cryotherapy, covering everything from the basics to advanced application techniques. Overcome the limitations of conventional training and learn from real-world practitioners and experts.

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Cryo for Equines Face

Practical Application

Experience hands-on training using cutting-edge cryotherapy equipment provided during the course. Develop your skills through guided exercises, ensuring you leave with the confidence to apply cryotherapy effectively in real-life scenarios.

Effective Communication 

Master the art of communicating the benefits and risks of cryotherapy to your clients. Build trust, educate effectively, and empower your clients with knowledge, fostering lasting professional relationships.

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Cryo on a horses back

Boost Your Credibility

Enhance your professional standing and credibility by adding a specialized skill set to your portfolio. Stand out in the competitive equine therapy market, attracting more clients and commanding higher rates for your services.

Personalized Attention

Benefit from personalized guidance from our esteemed instructor, Christina Naas, a renowned equine therapy specialist. With her wealth of experience and dedication to education, you'll receive tailored insights and expert knowledge throughout the course.

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Access to Specialist Equipment

Access to Exclusive Equipment

Gain access to industry-leading cryotherapy equipment during the course. Familiarize yourself with advanced tools and techniques, ensuring you're well-equipped to incorporate cryotherapy into your practice.

About Your Instructor: Christina Naas

Christina Naas is a LMT, NMT, CST, ESMT and an esteemed specialist in equine bodywork. With a repertoire of skills that include therapeutic massage, cupping, neuromuscular therapy, craniosacral therapy, PEMF and cryotherapy.

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    Christina Naas


    In collaboration with university veterinary programs, veterinarians, and researchers, Christina has played a pivotal role in the development of equine cryotherapy and PEMF protocols. She is also the head trainer in the U.S. for the Kaasen Equine Pro, a leading device in equine cryotherapy.

    Committed to elevating the standard of care in the equine therapy field, Christina is not only an experienced practitioner but also a dedicated educator. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in both scientific rigor and real-world applicability, making her exceptionally qualified to lead this one-day intensive course on equine cryotherapy.

What's Inside the Cryotherapy Course

Course Objectives & Curriculum Overview

+ Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the underlying principles of equine cryotherapy.

2. Identify appropriate situations for applying cryotherapy.

3. Conduct a thorough equine assessment for cryotherapy applications.

4. Effectively communicate with clients about treatment options, risks, and outcomes.

5. Accurately document equine cryotherapy sessions using SOAPR notes.

6. Apply equine cryotherapy to the horse.

+ Module 1: Introduction To Equine Cryotherapy

• Introduction to Equine Cryotherapy

• History and Evolution of Equine Cryotherapy

• Cold Therapies – A Comparison of Different Applications

+ Module 2: Benefits of Cryotherapy

• Physiological Effects of Cryotherapy on Horses

• Psychological and Performance Benefits of Equine Cryotherapy

+ Module 3: Review of Core Standards for Equine Bodywork

• Veterinary/Equine Terminology

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Pathology

• General Contraindications for Bodywork

+ Module 3: Review of Core Standards for Equine Bodywork

• Veterinary/Equine Terminology

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Pathology

• General Contraindications for Bodywork

+ Module 4: Equine Cryotherapy Contraindications

• When to avoid Cryotherapy

• Identifying High-Risk Horses for Cryotherapy

+ Module 5: Assessment and Palpation

• Assessing the Horse

• Palpation Techniques

• Musculoskeletal Review

+ Module 6: Common Protocols

• Creating A Therapeutic Plan

• Working With The Care Team

• Protocols For Common Acute Injuries

• Protocols For Athletic Recovery

• Protocols For Common Chronic Conditions

+ Module 7: Communication & Charting

• Effective Communication with Owner’s and Vets

• Safe Language

• Charting and Record Management

+ Module 8: Safety and Equipment

• Safety Precautions

• Equipment Maintenance

• Biosecurity

+ Module 9: Business and Legal

• Setting Up Your Practice

• Legal Considerations: Certifications, Licensing, State Laws, Competition Rules and Regulations

• Pricing

• Marketing

• Insurance

• Forms and Consents

+ Module 10: Hands on Training – In Person in Colorado

• Preparing The Horse

• Safety

• Equipment Handling

• Assessment & Palpation

• Choosing Nozzles

• Introduction to The Horse

• Environmental Considerations

• Application of Cryotherapy

• Before and Aftercare

Additional Detailed Information

Evaluation & Certification

+ Course Materials

Supplemental Materials

- Course Handbook

- Cryotherapy Equipment For Hands-On Training

- Sample SOAPR Notes

+ Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of equine handling, anatomy and care is required.

+ Recommended Pre-Reading

• Equine Anatomy and Physiology

• Basic Equine Care Principles

• Introduction to Equine Therapy Modalities

+ Evaluation

• Participation in Hands-On Exercises

• Short Exam at Completion

• Final Course Evaluation Form

+ Certification

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.


Invest in your success. Priced at $2495, our Equine Cryotherapy Training Course offers an unparalleled opportunity to invest in your professional growth. Elevate your equine therapy practice, overcome challenges, and step into a future where your expertise is not just valued but sought after.


Upcoming In-Person Course Dates

Live coursework is conducted between 9 AM and 4 PM on the following dates:

  • Friday, July 12

  • Monday, August 26

  • Friday, September 20

  • Friday, October 25

  • Friday, November 15

  • Friday, December 13

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