I am a certified Mark Barnes Myofascial Release Technique (MFRT) therapist with years of hands-on experience practicing corrective equine and canine massage and bodywork. John F. Barnes and his son, Mark Barnes have successfully adapted John's human Myofascial Release Techniques to treat animals. I received my training from my mentor, Tamara Thomas, RPT, who is Mark and John's and primary Animal MFRT educator.
My treatment methods correct and prevent dysfunctional movement disorders in three steps: movement and structural evaluations, assessment of dysfunctional areas, and correction of the dysfunctional areas. Our animals depend on us to provide them with the best care to ensure the longest life possible; introduce corrective massage now.
A little about me...
I am Kristen Baker, a former college athlete with a masters degree in literacy education. Since my first memories, animals have always been my love. My passion in life is to be their advocate for health and happiness. My childhood dream was to become a zoologist; but, I was persuaded to pursue education in college: which always felt like a betrayal to my true passion which is working with animals.
My dog, Kora, was my motivation to learn corrective bodywork so that I could ensure she lives the longest, healthiest life possible. I have conducted over seven years of research on canine nutrition and diet, of structural and muscular dysfunction along with corrective massage-all of this to improve the quality and longevity of Kora’s life. Now, my goal is to help keep as many beloved pets and competitive animal athletes functional and happy for as long as possible.
Kristen & Kora!
Kristen is not a veterinarian. Myofascial Release is not meant to replace traditional veterinary care. It is not an alternative treatment, but rather an integrative method that, when used in conjunction with good traditional veterinary care, will provide years of happy & healthy living.