Geary Whiting

Geary developed a successful massage practiceIn the Central Coast of California you can find a unique academy for Horse and Rider with an emphasis on the Team Concept. You will notice that much of the subject matter is quite different from most academies. Using knowledge acquired over his life time, as an athletic trainer and Shiatsu massage therapist, Geary Whiting established methodologies to benefit the well-being of both horse and rider. His philosophy is simple, “Create a better team by enhancing performance in both athletes," increasing awareness, and reaction time. Geary grew up with horses, chasing cattle, hauling hay, driving tractors, plowing fields, and showing animals at the local fair. It was his curiosity and his passion for athleticism that took him out of the farm and into the world of health and strength building. His persistence and curiosity led him to teach World Class Athletes. But it was his interest in the art of shiatsu massage that allowed Geary to develop an edge over other strength trainers. In 1981 Geary studied at the Shiatsu Massage School of Southern California in Santa Monica. Geary developed a successful massage practice, but it was in his athletic training programs that he saw how Shiatsu massage provided the quickest rehabilitation for stressed and overworked muscles. His success was in getting optimal performance from athletes, and he was soon sought after.

It was while rehabbing a client who had been injured in a horse-related accident (unauthorized dismount or
should I say dumped) Geary was asked if he had ever massaged a horse. “No, but it would be no different
from doing a person,” he said. That evening Geary had to envision the horse as a person in order to place
the meridian lines. The following Sunday he had her bring a horse to the gym, and he then commenced to
massage his first horse. After the sessions, he realized he had a new direction, massaging horses!
It was 1995, a time when few had ever heard of massaging horses. Eventually, people were seeing wonderful
results with Geary’s massage techniques on their horses. But there was only one Geary and so the idea of teaching equine massage was born, eventually leading into establishing an Academy for horse and rider.
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Geary's 2024 Presentations

Introduction to saddle fitting Part 1 - Featuring master saddle maker, Brian Harms. -


Saddle fitting Part 2 where Brian and I discuss the truth about saddle pads. -


Challenging the So-called Internet Experts: An Honest Look at Equine Massage Schools and Saddle Fitting -


Toxin Release From Equine Shiatsu Technique Used in Correcting a Compromised Atlas. -