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Author: Deborah Powell

One Woman’s Story: Langley Equine Studies Massage

One woman’s struggles to become legitimate: Langley Equine Studies Massage College in WA Langley Equine Studies is a state approved equine massage college that offers a full 300 hour on-campus, supervised one on one class in Eastern Washington. There is also an on-line and long distance study for out of State residents at Mary Lou Langley is a legally blind woman in Washington State and prefers working over being disabled. She was raised with horses and continued on when married with children. She built a business sewing girls rodeo costumes, for 15 years with macular degeneration. Later she had to have cataract surgery causing further loss of vision. Sewing was no longer feasible. I met Mary Lou when seeking Microcurrent Therapy to help a senior barrel horse, in turn this therapy helped her eyes and grew her interest in adjunct and alternative therapies. Mary Lou Langley In 2004 Mary Lou was awarded a grant from the Department of Services for the Blind to start a massage and therapy business for treating horses. After her business was established a WA state law was passed requiring a human massage therapy license to offer services to animals. She went back to school and obtained her human massage license. The law changed again dropping the human degree element. The current laws dictates that in order to be a therapist in animal massage...

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