Kelly Snyder, LMBT #14691
Kelly Snyder is a certified equine structural integrator and licensed massage and bodywork therapist serving the greater Asheville, NC and surrounding areas. Besides working on horses at various farms in and around Asheville, Kelly is also a practitioner at Ebb & Flow Massage Therapy Center where she treats people suffering from musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. When not performing bodywork on some fortunate horse or person, Kelly can usually be found at home riding and caring for her own three horses while raising and homeschooling her and her husband's two smart, beautiful daughters.
Kelly has loved horses her whole life. Through lessons with qualified instructors and recreational riding, Kelly has accumulated countless hours in the saddle and has over twenty years of experience with horses.
Before getting involved in the massage and bodywork field, Kelly spent over two years as assistant riding instructor, trainer, and barn manager under licensed trainer, Catherine Hunter. The knowledge and skills gained through that intensive training, combined with her knowledge of equine and rider biomechanics, gives her a deeper insight into identifying when riding or training techniques may be the cause of musculoskeletal imbalances. While treating a horse with musculoskeletal issues, this insight enables her to work in partnership with the rider and trainer to develop sound riding and training practices, as well as exercises and stretches that allow the horse to experience optimum, pain-free movement.
Kelly is a firm believer in team work and loves working alongside veterinarians, farriers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and other equine professionals. She believes combining knowledge and talents is the best way to ensure that horses have the best chance of leading long, sound, healthy lives. She is a graduate of the Equine Natural Movement School where she studied equine structural integration, and is also a graduate of Western North Carolina School of Massage where she studied neuromuscular therapy, Swedish, and prenatal massage.