Ask any of her clients, Barbara Foose has an energy that heals. As the daughter of a veterinarian, she was encouraged to ride even before she could walk. Now after a lifetime of working and competing with horses she has changed her focus and is highly sought after for her expertise in various types of massage (Equine, Sports, Thai, and Lomi Lomi). Her innate ability to balance physical treatments with a mental energy that delivers results has rewarded her with a loyal clientele that spans the globe.
"Winning doesn't have to hurt and hurting doesn't have to win out, as we compete and age". Although Barbara competed in many different disciplines throughout her riding career, her main forte was Three Day Eventing, the most physically demanding challenge for both horse and rider. She used massage, acupuncture and chiropractic to enable both herself and her horses to do their personal best with the least amount of discomfort. Her impressive record of winnings included having the Leading Horse in the Country and being named the Reserve Leading Lady Rider which validated her methods of training and care.
Upon retirement from competition, Barbara decided to pursue a career that would still involve horses. True to form, she sought the best teachers and obtained certifications that qualified her to perform therapeutic bodywork on both horses and humans. Thus her business, The Competitive Edge, was born. During the summer Barbara bases herself at her Cedar Spring Farm in Spring Grove, PA and in the winter she relocates to Florida.
Because Barbara understands that no two people are the same, she conducts an evaluation and analysis prior to each session. Following this, she employs her vast network of modalities and experience to weave together a healing approach for each individual.
"I am my clients' biggest fan. I am confident in my ability to evoke positive changes in the bodies and lives of the horses and humans who benefit from my work."
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