Dino previously worked on people for 17 years, specializing in muscular/skeletal dysfunction. During this time he worked with Chiropractors and Orthopedic Surgeons aiding in their patients’ recoveries.
Dino has also always had a special attraction to and love of horses, so it only seemed natural for him to apply his expertise and knowledge to help horses. He started working on horses in 1996 after he received his certification in Equine Massage Therapy from the Optissage in Circleville, Ohio. His endeavor started slowly, but with lots of love, persistence and trust by the trainers, he was soon being referred to everyone on the show circuit. Dino is privileged to say that his equine clientele has a range from back yard buddies to World Cup and Olympic level competitors.
To watch Dino work with the horses is a sight to behold. His calming demeanor and respect for the horse enable him to get incredible results from his bodywork. He has had many veterinarians seek his expertise in evaluating injuries. His methods are based on the simple basics of massage and stretching. He uses simple hand placements and body mechanics to ensure safety for both himself and the horse at all times. He listens to the horses and watches their reactions to determine the points that need the most attention. The horses’ reactions to him are incredible, they seem to want him to touch them and they really like to play with him.
Dino has invented a unique massage tool called the Octassager. The Octassager has eight individual heads that provide that “Oh that feels good!” feeling. Its unique design enables you to give or receive a relaxing massage without fatigue or stress on your hand or wrist. It is a wonderful massage tool for people, horses and pets! Dino is also in the design stage of a new tool that will easily help you, the horse owner, to imitate the natural grooming technique that horses use on one another.
Visit Dino’s website for more information: www.dinosbest.info
Dino also has a book Equine Do: The Way of the Horse. The definite purpose of this book is to share information and knowledge (based on facts and not opinion) with all those who love horses and want to understand not only how to see postural faults that compromise comfort and performance but also have a desire to make the necessary changes to better them.