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Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on October 15, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on January 11, 2018.

Acupressure Review Course


NBCAAM Mission

National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM) endeavors to provide examinations that reflect and uphold the highest professional standards of practice for animal acupressure and massage. To that end, the examinations are available to people who have completed specialized animal training programs in either or both disciplines. Upon successful completion of the examination in the chosen discipline, the practitioner will be deemed a knowledgeable and professional animal acupressure or massage practitioner and will be recognized as such by noted professionals practicing in that particular field.

NBCAAM, over time, intends to develop resources to support the efforts of animal acupressure and massage by providing services for those striving to be the outstanding leaders in the industry. Member benefits will include: a directory of Nationally Certified Animal Acupressure and Massage Practitioners, listings of advanced training opportunities for the practitioner, listing of NBCAAM approved schools, and learning materials for continued study.

Animal Massage Practitioner Definition

Animal massage is deliberate and focused touching with each stroke being specific in pressure, direction and intention. The manipulation of muscles and skin promotes various physiological, neurological, and psychological effects in the animal’s body supporting both physical and emotional wellness. An animal massage practitioner uses their hands, arms and elbows to assess and facilitate optimum performance, comfort, and injury prevention depending on the needs of the animal. The practitioner may employ range of motion techniques. Massage supports homeostasis, the body's natural desire for balance. Animal massage is never a substitute for veterinary medicine. {Animal massage practitioners are knowledgeable in massage techniques, muscle anatomy, body functions, kinesiology and animal behavior}.

Animal Acupressure Practitioner Definition

Equine and Canine Acupressure Practitioners have studied and become skilled in the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine theories and concepts for horses and dogs. Acupressure entails placing hands, digits or elbows on specific acupressure points, also called “acupoints,” known, after thousands of years of clinical observation, to have a functional and energetic effect to support the animal’s emotional or physical well-being. By adhering to a comprehensive scope of service and code of ethics, the Equine or Canine Acupressure Practitioner is able to facilitate internal and emotional balance through non-invasive techniques. The practice of Animal Acupressure assists the body in restoring, replenishing and maintaining its own natural harmony and balance necessary for optimal performance, body function and prevention of injury and disease. Animal acupressure is never a substitute for veterinary medicine.

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