Instructor Profiles

Kathi Soukup, NCTMB, LMT

Kathi is an Instructor and Practitioner for Equine and Small Animal with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. In 2005, Kathi left the corporate world after a 26 year career and devoted herself full time to her acupressure and massage business. After completing her Tg Equine and Small Animal Acupressure Certification Program, she continued on in the Tg Instructor Training Program as well as completing additional studies and certification in equine and canine massage from Integrated Touch Therapies.

Kathi is also graduate of East West Healing Arts Institute and a nationally certified and licensed human massage therapist. Her studies at East West included TCM Theory, acupressure and Tui Na with an additional internship with XiPing Zhou, MDOM, L.Ac. Kathi continues to take courses related to adjunctive therapies and bodywork. While her work is a combination of many different modalities she finds acupressure and eastern bodywork to be incorporated in almost every client session.

Kathi teaches Tg animal acupressure and massage throughout the United States. Her acupressure and other bodywork practice client base includes: horses, humans, and dogs, and, on any give day she can be found working on all of the above. Many of her clients are horse and rider combinations. When not working she competes in endurance rides with her Arabians and in cow horse events with her husband and their Quarter Horses. She and her husband Kevin share their home and small farm in northern Illinois with ten horses and five dogs.