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Hi. I'm Ashleigh.


Licensed Muscular Therapist & Certified Personal Trainer

I am a muscular therapist and personal trainer who helps athletes enhance their balance and performance through breathwork and movement. I’m a lifelong equestrian who has fox hunted, hunter paced, evented, and trail ridden, mostly with my trusty dragon-mare, Elsa. I came to massage in 2011 through horses, and find myself returning in 2024 because of horse lovers and equestrians.


My work begins with breathing, something we do 23,000 times a day. I am an Immaculate Dissection disciple, and therefore I deeply value the inherent knowing of the human body. I want to empower clients in their recovery and help them navigate the journey to core stability, optimal motor control, and living with joy, not pain. For my equestrian clients, I want to enhance their relationship with their equine partner by improving their balance, stability, and connection.


I’m a daughter, a business owner, a sister, a dog mom and a horse partner. I love walking in the woods. I cherish getting lost in books, both on page and in my ears. I am obsessed with the New York Times’ Cooking app. I never turn down a whisky tasting. I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege. 

Three things I live for?
My girls, Elsa & Jolene; Halloween; and the Ah-ha! moments my clients experience in my care
Howland Muscular Therapy owner, Ashleigh, with her horse, Elsa, and dog, Jolene

My Credentials

National Academy of Sports Medicine

March 2024

  • Certified Personal Trainer (re-certified)

Immaculate Dissection

January 2020-present

  • Core Concepts

  • Lower Extremity

  • Upper Extremity 

  • Movement Subsystems


Neurokinetic Therapy

  • Level 1  February 2020

  • Level 2 - October 2018

  • Level 3 - November 2017


Applied Yoga Integration

May 2019-August 2019

  • Jory Serota, LLC


Advanced Orthopedic Massage

May 2019-June 2019

  • Tom Karis, LLC


National Academy of Sports Medicine

March 2019-May 2019

  • Personal Training certification


CORE Myofascial Therapy

July 2016

  • CORE Institute & XPE Sports

Dressage competition with Ashleigh Howland her horse, Elsa

Functional Movement Systems

May 2016

  • FMS Level 1

Orthopedic Massage

February 2014- April 2014

  • Tom Karis, LLC


Cortiva Institute — Massage Therapy

October 2011-May 2012

  • 750 hours certification


Muhlenberg College — Bachelor of Arts

September 2004-May 2008

  • American Studies - Cum Laude

  • Media & Communication - Cum Laude

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