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Andy Eckley - TP Therapist, and Equine Therapist


NAT Course Presenter Andy Eckley talks about trigger points and how to find them

Andy Eckley is a trigger point therapist and equine therapist who has a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire in the north of England.

Andy is certified in a number of NAT techniques, and has successfully adapted the NAT frozen shoulder technique for the treatment of horses.

Andy Eckley

Andy has devoted much of his life to studying the techniques of leading equine therapists such as the late Jack Meagher who was one of the leading writers, teachers and practitioners of deep tissue massage for horses.

Horses and Riders

As a soft tissue therapist for both horses and humans, Andy runs a busy clinic whilst spending much of the year traveling to treat both riders and horses and international shows and competitive events.

Bowen Therapy

From almost the very start of his career Andy developed a keen interest in Bowen Therapy and has spent over two decades practicing, developing and teaching the technique in various forms.


Andy is one of the pioneers of trigger point therapy for horses and is one of the most highly regarded teachers in this area of practice.

In 2017, Niel Asher Education invited Andy to present the "Trigger Points for Horses" online foundation course, which has since become extremely popular with therapists, riders and horse owners.

Earlier this year Niel Asher released its online foundation course for Bowen Therapy, presented by Andy.

Film and TV

Andy regularly works on the sets of film and TV shows, as a Certified Animal Safety Representative, on behalf of the American Humane Society.

Lifestyle and Hobbies

Andy is married to Cath Eckley (Reiki Master) and whenever the pair are in the same country, they enjoy cycling, playing golf, and hiking in the lake district near their home.



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Established in the United Kingdom in 1999, we provide course and distance learning material for therapists and other healthcare professionals in over 40 countries.

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We are honored to have received the "Excellence in Education" Award from the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.

Since 1999 Niel Asher Education has won numerous awards for education and in particular for education and services provided in the field of trigger point therapy.

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Niel Asher Healthcare course instructors have won a host of prestigious awards including 2 lifetime achievement honorees - Stuart Hinds, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, AAMT, 2015, and Dr. Jonathan Kuttner, MD, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, NAMTPT, 2014.

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Since 1999 the Niel Asher Technique for treating trigger points has been adopted by over 100,000 therapists worldwide, and has been applied to the treatment of a number of common musculoskeletal injuries.

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