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Canine & Equine Massage Review

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Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

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Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

Next course starts on May 8, 2017.

Acupressure Review Course


Canine & Equine Massage Review

Next course starts on April 30, 2017.

Canine & Equine Massage Review


Acupressure Review Course

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Acupressure Review Course


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Canada:   
  Tannie Hall - Dickson, Alberta
  Susan Harvey - Bedford, Nova Scotia
 

Lisa McPherson 
Gentle Touch Canine Services
Everett, Ontario
Phone: 705-434-1264
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Web Site: www.gtcanine.ca
Graduated from: PetMassage in 2012.

Lisa McPherson has been involved in the dog community for 14 years and has competed in obedience, flyball and agility. She has a keen interest in sport dogs and injury prevention. She feels that our canine partners are athletes and is happy to provide massage for relaxation and relieve their tired muscles.

She studied PetMassage at the PetMassage Training and Research Institute in Toledo, OH and completed her NBCAAM Certified Practitioner exam in 2014. She shares her home with her husband Jim and three border collies, Reiver, Quest and Grace.

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Suzanne Towns 
Cambellford, Ontario
Phone: 705-653-1049
Graduated from: Canine Massage Chicago in 2014

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CWoodClara Wood LVT SAMP
Canine Massage
North Saanich, British Columbia
Phone: 250-655-6332
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2013

Clara has turned her passion for animals into a life-long career as an LVT, working with small, large, exotic, and zoo animals for 30 years. Her involvement included all aspects of veterinary medicine practice and since graduating from NWSAM she has become actively involved in rehabilitation through massage and swim therapy for dogs.

She currently practices from her home based "canine massage" business and enjoys lots of time with dogs with her in-home canine boarding business. She also enjoys volunteering her time providing massage at the humane societies.

Clara and her husband share their home in beautiful British Columbia with Cabo, an eleven year old Retriever mix, Isabel, a nine year old mini Schnauzer mix, and their new pup Ti-gue, who is a rapidly growing Irish Wolfhound.

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New Zealand: 
 

HMorphewHelen Morphew 
Auckland Canine Massage
Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 21 0262 0391
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Website: www.aucklandcaninemassage.co.nz
Graduated From: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2015

Following a successful 15 year career in Human Resources Helen decided to follow her dream of working with dogs and enrolled on the Chicago School of Canine Massage's 300 hour program. Since returning to New Zealand and starting Auckland Canine Massage Helen has forged strong working relationships with a number of veterinarians. She is a firm believer in the provision of massage as a complimentary therapy to support conventional medical approaches.

Once a month you will find Helen volunteering at a local animal shelter. She is also certified in Pet CPR & First Aid. Helen shares her home with her husband Rob and their 4 year old rescue dog Asha.

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California:   
 

NAbramson2Nedra Abramson
Acupressure for All Creatures
Carlsbad, CA
Phone: 310-991-9835
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Web Site: www.acupressureforallcreatures.com
Graduated from: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2011 for small animal and 2012 for equine. and Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2015 and Certified in Rehab Massage for small animals in 2016.

Acupressure For All Creatures began because of her love for animals. Our dogs give us the gift of unconditional love everyday, and through Massage, Acupressure and Reiki we can restore peace, balance and happiness to their lives.

Nedra has worked in animal rescue for the past 15 years. She became a Reiki Master in 2008 and started her journey towards becoming a small animal acupressure practitioner in April of 2010. She is nationally certified in small animal Acupressure, Massage and Equine Acupressure.  She believes Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are a life long practice, and is enjoying the journey.

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JamiWaldropJami Waldrop
TheraPaws
Claremont, CA
Phone: 909-300-JAMI (909-300-5264)
Web Site: www.TheraPaws.Pet
Graduated from: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2011 for equine, and 2010 for small animal and Ojai School of Canine Massage.com

TheraPaws therapist Jami Waldrop is certified through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage (NBCAAM). She is also a certified member of the Association of Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals (ABMP). She has also taken additional courses in Canine Kinesiology Taping, Dog Emotions and Cognition, Canine Food Therapy, Canine Herbalism, Equine Tui Na Massage, Essential Oils and Acupressure for Equines, Understanding Horse Types and Temperaments, and Horses in Motion: Healthy Equine Movement from a Horses Perspective

In addition to visiting barns and helping equines feel their best, she also works under the supervision of Dr. Ken Tudor, DVM at The Well Dog Place, one of Southern California's leading holistic veterinary clinics. Her services at the Well Dog Place include Complete Consultation & Assessment, Individualized Therapy Plans, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Therapeutic Massage, Passive & Active Stretching, Strengthening & Conditioning, Thermal Therapy, Cryotherapy, Drug-free Pain Management Techniques, and various other Integrated Manual Modalities. As a team, Jami and Dr. Tudor have achieved amazing results by addressing a dog’s complete quality of life through nutrition, herbs & supplements, cold laser therapy, essential oils, fitness, massage and acupressure.

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Colorado:   
 

Amber Lane
Olympic Haven
Denver, CO
Phone: 720-418-9778
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Web Site: www.olympichaven.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2016

Amber has found a way to rescue, foster, adopt, and work with animals since she was very young. She is a licensed and nationally certified canine massage practitioner. Amber is also a licensed equine massage practitioner and a licensed human massage therapist. Amber received her Master of Science degree in Forensic Death Investigation in 2011. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, Language Sciences, and Marketing.

Amber spent many years living in Dubai, where she volunteered with several animal rescue societies. She adopted four Arabian Mau cats while living in the middle east. All six of her rescue cats made the long journey back to the states. In addition to pet and human massage, Amber is a registered yoga teacher, Reiki master, and flight attendant. Her first children's book 'Baby Diddles', a tale about her one-eared, three legged cat, was published in October of 2016. Amber shares her home with her six rescue cats; Tink, a Siberian, Rimmy, a calico domestic short hair, Monkey, a tortoiseshell Arabian Mau, Baby Diddles, a tortoiseshell Arabian Mau, Bandit, a black Arabian Mau, and Gypsy, a calico Arabian Mau.

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  Marianne McClain - Durango
  Amy Silkebaken - Highlands Ranch
District of Columbia:   
  Courtney VanSandt - Washington D.C.
 

slitzkyStacy Litzky 
South Paw Massage and Wellness
Vero Beach, FL
Phone: 772-766-1055
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Website: www.Southpawflorida.com
Graduated From: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2015.

Stacy personally values the benefits of professional massage, bodywork and the restorative power of touch. She is educated on the profound affect professional massage techniques has on the overall well-being of humans and animals alike. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree, she has chosen to follow her passion working with animals. The power and healing of massage for our animal companions became her vision and mission.

Stacy graduated from the advanced 300 hour hands-on canine massage career program through Chicago School of Canine Massage. She has advanced training in canine anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and various massage therapies. She also has experience in myofascial, trigger point, lymphatic, relaxation, and passive range therapies. Once a week, you will find her volunteering at local rescue shelters working with a variety of dogs on basic obedience, relaxation and most importantly, trust building. A pet-lover since birth, Stacy will forever expand her knowledge learning about animals through their way of communication. Stacy is honored to provide this service to our pet-pals in the convenience of your own home, where the pet is most comfortable.

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Georgia: 
 

arlenejohnstonArlene Johnston 
The Dog Masseuse
Cumming, GA
Phone: 770-310-8672
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Website: www.thedogmasseuse.com
Graduated From: PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute in 2014

Arlene has a BSc in Applied Biology, is a licensed massage therapist and licensed Veterinary Technologist. She has been around animals and their needs all her life and has continued to be in awe at nature and what it has to teach us, if we are willingly to be taught.

Life has given Arlene a few paths to follow, to get to this new adventure. And this is one she is the most passionate and grateful for. She lives by the motto of “All you need is love and a dog”.

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Illinois: 
 

DBarronDebby Danziger Barron 
4 Paws Massage Therapy
Oak Park, IL
Phone: 708-566-6575
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Web Site: www.4pawsmassagetherapy.com
Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2014.

Debby Barron is the owner of 4 Paws Massage Therapy. After thirty plus years as an executive in the corporate world she retired with a desire to spend her time in a more healing way... and found her calling in canine massage therapy. Debby graduated from Chicago School of Canine Massage's three hundred hour program. In addition to being a nationally certified canine massage therapist Debby is certified in pet CPR and first aid and is a Reiki Level II practitioner.

Debby believes in a holistic treatment approach (for humans and animals), thus her practice brings together alternative modalities with the more conventional medical world. Debby has created a close working relationship with the veterinarian community, and in fact, works directly with the veterinary team of a local animal hospital. Debby provides massage services from the veterinarians’ offices or in-home – clients choose the most comfortable location for their pet.

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  Sue Bohr - North Aurora
  Jaclyn Cecere - Chicago
 

Kristina DodgeKristinaDodge
Kristina Dodge Canine Wellness
Aurora, Wheaton & Geneva, IL
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Website: www.kristinadodgecaninewellness.com
Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2011

Kristina graduated from Canine Massage Chicago's 200-hour Canine Massage Therapist program in the fall of 2011, and has since achieved national certification in canine massage through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). Additionally, Kristina has also completed CPR and First Aid training through Pet Tech. She has also attended a Pack to Basics seminar focusing on understanding canine behavior. She likes to incorporate the use of Young Living’s essential oils every day at work and at home. One of her favorite techniques to apply on animals is the Raindrop Treatment. Furthermore, as a Level I Reiki Practitioner, Kristina can apply a hands-off approach to the acute, painful pets she works on to facilitate healing.

Kristina also graduated from Lewis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2005 and with a Master of Arts in School Counseling and Guidance in 2007; She also obtained a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner from Usui System of Natural Healing in September 2011.

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  Debra Ferguson - Kildeer
  Heide Jakiel - Crystal Lake
 

Melissa Johnson  Mellisa Johnson
Midwest Canine Massage
Barrington, IL
Phone: 312-405-1053
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Web Site: www.midwestcaninemassage.com
Graduated from: Canine Massage Chicago

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She then had a fourteen year career in dental and pharmaceutical sales until she decided to follow her passion working with animals. She graduated from the advanced 200 hour course at Chicago School of Canine Massage. Melissa had advanced training in canine anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and various massage therapies. Once a week, you will see Melissa volunteering at an animal shelter working with the dogs on their basic obedience, relaxation and most importantly trust building.

Melissa and her Bernese Mountain dog, Dyna are a certified team through Therapy Dogs Incorporated. Once a month the two of them visit nursing homes throughout the suburbs. When Melissa is not working with dogs she loves spending time with her husband, Lars and their dog Dyna.

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Pam KasperPKasper
Winnetka, IL
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Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2013


Understanding and respecting a dog's needs are fundamental to a successful session. Pam's practice incorporates behavior and energy techniques with a variety of massage modalities, based on her furry client's individuality.  Pam has been trained in myofascial, trigger point, lymphatic, relaxation and passive range of motion therapies. Much of her experience is with shelter and touch-reactive dogs. She is also certified in canine first aid and CPR.  Pam adores dogs of all kinds, and has a special connection with rescue animals; Pam currently shares her home with 5 adopted dogs.

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  Erin Kowalski - Chicago
 

Amy Kopinski 
Amy's Animal Massage
Bedford Park, IL
Phone: 773-306-3930
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Web Site: www.amysanimalm.com
Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2016

Amy has her bachelors of science in biology, is a certified veterinary technician, an NBCAAM certified canine massage therapist, and a reiki practitioner. Amy has always loved animals and knew in her heart that one day she would work with them. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2000. For twelve of those years she worked as a CVT at the same clinic in Lisle Illinois. For six of those twelve years she was head technician. In November 2016 she graduated from the 300 hour 10 month program at the Chicago School of Canine Massage. After being a technician for so many years, she enjoys the different perspective of doing massage and energy work. She hopes to not only work with dogs and cats but other animals as well.

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Jackie Limosani 
Pawsitively Peaceful Canine Massage
Park Ridge, IL
Phone: 847-757-6793
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Web Site: www.pawsitivelypeacefulcaninemassage.com
Graduated from: Canine Massage Chicago in 2011

Since passing my certification exam in February 2012, I have been busy doing demonstrations/pet parent education for Krisers (a natural pet store with natural pet food, grooming and supplies) in the Chicagoland area. Most of all, I have been very active with rescues to massage rescued dogs to calm them, get them accustomed to gentle human touch and to help to raise money for the rescues by donating my time and either a portion or all of the money I receive at their events by doing canine massage. I love to spend my time helping rescues, so I will go to an adoption event to massage and work on the puppies so they will show their best and hopefully find their forever home. I help raise money by doing canine massage and have become a vendor/partner, which becomes a win-win situation for everyone...especially the dogs. Since 2013, I have participated in events with Midwest Greyhound Adoption, Second City Canine Rescue (two years in a row), Wright Way Rescue 5K/3K Run Walk, Young At Heart Rescue Mutt Mosey,Ceasers Heaven Rescue, Chicago Pet Rescue and BFF Animal Rescue to help raise money for their rescues and to work with their rescued puppies/dogs.

I LOVE WORKING WITH RESCUES. It gives me a great sense accomplishment and of "paying it forward" since I have two rescue dogs myself. One of my rescue dogs was adopted in February after my 8 ½ year old Standard Poodle died of a brain tumor. I kept Molly going for seven months with medication, supplements, probiotics, massage, Reiki, and of course, lots of love and affection.

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Katie MehrtensKatie Mehrtens
The Right Spot Pet Massage
Skokie, IL
Phone: 773-329-7233
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Web Site: www.therightspotforpets.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2010

Katie Mehrtens is the owner of The Right Spot Pet Massage, serving Chicago and the northern suburbs. Katie received her Small Animal Massage certification from The Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2010. In addition to being a nationally certified canine massage therapist, Katie has training in acupressure, essential oils, is a Level III Reiki Practitioner, and is certified in both pet CPR and first aid. Katie currently works out of number of locations, including two vet offices.

Before becoming a canine massage therapist, Katie was a Special Education teacher for more than 12 years. Katie’s love for animals was evident in the classroom, having a wide range of animals for the children to experience and learn from. Although Katie has changed careers, she feels that her years as a special ed teacher will serve her well!

Katie prides herself on providing the best care possible for each client and will share her knowledge and experience at every opportunity. It’s important to Katie that her clients get the most out of every session!

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  Valerie Nelson - Beach Park
 

JesseNaulJesse Naul 
Calming Paws Canine Massage
Greater Chicagoland, IL
Phone: 630-926-3533
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Web Site: www.calmingpaws.com
Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2015.

Jesse trained through the Chicago School of Canine Massage; completing Level One, Level Two, and the Advanced Certification courses. He is Nationally Certified in Canine Massage through the National Certification Board for Animal Acupressure and Massage; the highest level of regulated certification. He currently serves as Program Manager, Lead Instructor, and Professional Therapist for the Chicago School of Canine Massage in Melrose Park, Illinois. Jesse is also an attuned Reiki Practitioner for humans and canines. He volunteers in numerous Chicagoland rescue organizations, assisting as an adoption counselor, foster, canine massage therapist, and graphic/web designer. In addition, he has years of experience within a veterinary hospital facility. Jesse is also certified in Pet CPR and First Aid through PetTech. He enjoys serving dogs by offering comforting and corrective care, as well as, palliative and hospice care, by implementing anatomical, kinesiological, behavioral, and intuitive knowledge. In his down time, Jesse enjoys hiking with his beloved dog, Freya.

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  Michelle Roddy
  Aimee Schneider
  Kathryn Sulzmann - Glendale Heights
 

Denise TheobaldDTheobold
Canine Massage Chicago
The Chicago School of Canine Massage

2 locations:
1709 w. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60677;
Phone: 773-269-6077

805 N. Harlem Avenue, Oak Park, IL;
Phone: 708-434-5357

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Web Site: www.CanineMassageChicago.com

Denise is a licensed and nationally certified human and canine massage therapist with 25 years of experience. She is also a dog trainer specializing in low stress handling and desensitization and counter conditioning for dogs who are touch reactive, in pain or under socialized to touch.

Denise is also the owner and lead instructor of The Chicago School of Canine massage offering one of the most comprehensive hands on career training program in the country.

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  Robin Vetterick - Kankakee
  Emma Widmark-Shaw - Chicago
 

Weronika WojnarowskaWeronika Wojnarowska CVT 
Five Directions Massage
Des Plaines, IL
Phone: (224) 623-3798
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Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine and Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

Weronika grew up on a small family farm in Poland. As a kid she loved animals and so chose to focus her career on aiding and enhancing the lives of furry and not-so-furry critters. She became a certified veterinary technician; during her career she decided to look for more ways in which she could further provide comfort to the patients she worked with on a daily basis. This passion led her to enroll in the Chicago School of Canine Massage to obtain training in massage therapy. Since then Weronika became a nationally certified canine massage therapist at her wholistic animal clinic and started her own private practice as Five Directions Massage. She plans to continue to further her education in additional modalities for animals.

Weronika is also a proud owner of two Chinese crested dogs, Misha and Leia, and a small collection of ball pythons and one banded water snake. In her free time she rides horseback and spends lots of time with her family.

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KZandstraKim Zandstra 
Care-full Pet Massage, Inc.
7637 Wilcox Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone: 708-462-2364
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Graduated from: Canine Massage Chicago in 2013

A pet-lover since birth, Kim has always had cats, dogs and other small animals, fish and reptiles in her life. She currently shares her home with her husband, four collies, a cat, turtle, and tropical fish.

Seeking a way to interact with and help more pets outside of her own, she became involved with a local rescue organization serving in many capacities ranging from transporter to member of the Board of Directors. While rescue work was extremely rewarding, Kim realized she wanted to be even more hands-on with pets and in May 2013 completed the 200-hour canine massage certification course offered by the Chicago School of Canine Massage.

In addition to massage, Kim offers pet wellness counseling and Reiki energy work. She is also certified in pet first-aid and CPR."

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Indiana:   
  Jamie Sinclair - Hammond
Iowa:   
  Sarah Zinger - Davenport
Maine:   
 

Cindy Curit 
Portland, ME
Phone: 207-712-6175
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Maryland:   
 

Heather Amos 
Elliot City, MD
Phone: 443-226-8261
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Graduated from: Integrated Touch Therapy in 2002, and Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2011.

Heather earned a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating cum laude. She then furthered her credentials by completing a professional human massage training program and also obtaining an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology.

Heather has been certified as a human personal trainer and has been state and nationally certified as a human massage therapist since 1999. She has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education including: sports, medical equine, feline and canine massage. Heather has taught animal massage to pet owners, veterinary professionals and massage professionals and students. She has been a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner since 2008, plus she became nationally certified in Canine Acupressure in 2011 and nationally certified in Canine Massage in 2012.

Heather currently works at Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine group in Annapolis Junction Maryland, offering multiple treatments and modalities under the direct supervision of a full staff of veterinarians. She is also employed at the Canine Fitness Center in Crownsville, Maryland offering massage and underwater treadmill sessions.

Heather shares her home with her cats, Skittles and Daisy, Bandit the shitzu, and Linus, who is an adorable chihuahua and long time pet therapy volunteer at a local hospital.

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Massachusetts:   
 

MCzerwinski 2.jpegMilicent “Millie” Czerwinski 
Sky’s The Limit – From Hands to Paws
Hadley, MA
Phone: 413-636-8648
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Web Site: www.skysthelimitonline.com (also on Facebook)
Graduated from: Bancroft School of Massage - Small Animal Certification Program in 2010

Millie’s passion to heal animals, specifically dogs and horses, originates in a life-long love of animals. As a little girl, she grew up in a household consisting of cats, dogs and horses. Each animal has taught her a how to live, love, laugh and be courageous. She has always and will always put the health and well-being of an animal first.

Leighabelle and Durango are her Boxers and James is her horse. Every day they teach her something new. As her inspirations, they show her why it is important to share her passion and expertise with others to help change the animal world. They also encourage her to share knowledge and training to help others in need, as well as continue to learn, grow and follow her dreams.

For many years she has worked with rescues, shelters and individuals to help retrain, heal, rehabilitate and re-home dogs in need. Millie always says, that “there is no other feeling like the feeling of a dog finding their forever home.” Rescue work will always be a part of her life, which is why she continues to donate her time to help animals in need. Millie knew from the start that the animal world is where she needs to be. It is her passion, and it is her calling.

Millie’s Accomplishments consist of:

  • Certified Integrated Energy Therapy Basic & For Pets Practitioner
  • Certified Reiki Practitioner Level II
  • Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner
  • Certified Canine First Aid/CPR – Red Cross

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JMcQueeneyJo-Ann McQueeney 
Peabody, MA
Phone: 978-766-4000
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Graduated from: Bancroft School of Massage - Small Animal Certification Program in 2012

Jo-Ann started her journey as a dog lover years back when she adopted her first dog, Jake. She became involved with a nearby animal shelter and quickly found that she was drawn to helping the animals that passed through the shelter. While at the shelter she spends most of her volunteer time with the shy, scared, or older dogs that need a little extra care. It was at this shelter that Jo-Ann attended an introductory massage class and found another way to assist the animals that needed more attention.

Jo-Ann attended Bancroft School of Massage completing the massage certification course in November 2012. From there her attention focused on passing the national certification test. With that step now complete, she is pursuing the business aspect of massage. She continues to volunteer and use massage to help the animals at the shelters she is involved with. Attending Bancroft and receiving her national certification are the first steps to allow her to pursue her dream of a career that involves positive interaction with dogs. She is looking forward to continuing her education in holistic healing, essential oils and business start up to help grow her career of a massage practitioner.

Jo-Ann and her husband live in Peabody, MA with their 3 dogs Chloe a 13 year old Black Lab, Jake a 12 year old Plott Hound, and Chappy a 7 year old Golden Retriever.

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ARenziAnne Renzi 
Sweet Paws Animal Massage
137 Westboro Rd, North Grafton, MA
Phone: 508-397-6967
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Web Site: www.SweetPawsAnimalMassage.com
Graduated from: Bancroft School of Massage - Small Animal Certification Program in 2012

Anne's true joy in life has always been animals. She brought her first stray cat home when she was eight years old, and today shares her home with three very loved and spoiled rescue dogs and cats (yes, three of each!) Companion animals have always been an important and integral part of Anne's daily life, and after serving the public for over 20 years as a Massachusetts State Trooper she decided to follow her love of animals into a second career. After learning about small animal massage, Anne immediately knew this was something she wanted to pursue and in December of 2012, she graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Small Animal Program in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Anne has valued massage personally for many years and it made immediate sense to her that companion animals could also benefit from the power of touch. Her own personal testimonial has been her 11 year old rescue dog, Maya. When Anne started her hands on massage techniques in school Maya was just beginning to get that "old stiff dog" walk. Maya of course became her primary "practice" dog and was very patient as Anne honed her skills. Today Maya receives massage at least once a week and now walks and moves loosely and fluidly. Maya has undoubtedly benefited from massage both physically and emotionally keeping her younger in body and spirit, and Anne now enjoys being able to provide the benefits of massage to the animal companions of others. Anne is also a Reiki Level II Practitioner.

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kathysalmonKathy Salmon 
It’z A Dog’s Life
Fall River, MA
Phone: 774.526.2782
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Web Site: www.itzadogslife.com
Graduated from: Bancroft School of Massage - Small Animal Certification Program in 2013

Ever since she can remember, Kathy magically bonded with animals and developed a sincere interest in their well-being. Massage provides her with the opportunity to give something back to the animal community.

Kathy is a board certified animal massage therapist and graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Small Animal Massage Program in 2013. There she attended a 200 hour training program with in-depth instruction in:

  • Canine and feline anatomy
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal first-aid
  • Gait analysis
  • Basic and advanced massage techniques

For twenty-five years,Kathy worked as a marketing professional. Her love for animals inspired her to change careers and transition into animal massage.

In addition to pet massage, Kathy is a Reiki Master, and is the owner of K Salmon Photography, a business specializing in capturing your pet’s most cherished moments. Also, Kathy is a volunteer at Forever Paws where she performs animal massage and Reiki on shelter animals.

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Michigan:   
 

AHoulihanAlice Houlihan 
Zen Dog Canine Massage, LLC
Grand Rapids, MI
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Web Site: www.hellozendog.com

Alice Houlihan began studying massage in 2013 with the intention of using it to ease the aches and pains of her beloved maltipoo, Wellie. He was aversive to any touch after being hit by a car. She credits massage with improving his quality of life and is thankful for the additional year and a half together it gave them. She finds particular joy in helping pet parents enhance their own pets' quality of life and working with 'hard to adopt' shelter dogs.

As well as being a canine massage practitioner, she has a certificate in grooming and a master's degree in library science. She is enthusiastic about canine massage and loves sharing that knowledge by teaching a massage course for groomers at Wellington School of Animal Massage in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Alice studied at Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage, Tallgrass Institute and Chicago School of Canine Massage. .

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Minnesota:   
 

Heidi HesseHeidi Hesse 
Sound Hound Canine Massage
Phone: 612-201-7696
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Web Site: www.soundhoundmassage.com
Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2016.

It’s no fun watching your dog age, but for Heidi, it was a teaching moment—one that led her to a new career. Heidi’s dog, Lulu, was showing the usual signs of senior aches: slow to rise, losing footing, trouble sleeping through the night. After only a few sessions with a certified canine massage therapist, Lulu’s old bounce returned, and Heidi’s heart was set on learning more.

Fast-forward over 200 hours of studies at the Chicago School of Canine Massage, Heidi is now a nationally certified canine massage therapist through NBCAAM, with additional certifications in Pet CPR and First Aid. She is qualified to practice in veterinary clinics, animal shelters, training and daycare facilities, among others. Her clients include old arthritic dogs to competitive athletes to nervous dogs learning to enjoy being handled. Massage has an incredibly wide range of benefits for everyone, and she is thrilled to have learned the skills to treat as many dogs as possible.

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MBameMichelle Moir
Caring Canine Massage and Acupressure
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-710-3500
Website: www.caringcaninemassage.com

Graduated From: Supreme Motion, Canine Massage Certification Program, in 2006, and Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2013.

In the early 2000’s, Michelle’s interest in canine bodywork came easily when one of her dogs starting refusing jumps and was less excited about running . She was referred to a canine sports massage therapist. With massage therapy, her dog’s muscle injury was discovered. Over the next several months, massage was provided on a regular basis for her dog and Michelle learned how to be more proactive with massage, warm ups, cooling down and conditioning so that she may avoid similar injuries in the future. Impressed and convinced of the power of regular bodywork, Michelle went on to pursue her certification in canine sports massage.

Canine Sports Massage certification was 300 hours of intense class room training with the majority of time spent working “hands on” with dogs. The curriculum included anatomy, physiology, nutrition, gait analysis, conformation evaluation, massage techniques, biomechanics of performance dogs and post injury healing. Michelle regularly attends continuing education events to keep up to date with new massage techniques, conditioning studies, canine health and behavior information and training techniques; adding to her ability to assist in personal care for your canines everyday life. Michelle is also a 2013 graduate of the Tall Grass Institute of Colorado as a Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner, completing a 330 learning unit program. By 2014 she was Minnesota’s first nationally certified practitioner in both canine massage and acupressure!

Michelle’s Minnesota based business, Caring Canine Massage & Acupressure, has grown since its start in March 2006. Currently, her clients include canine athletes, post-surgical dogs, arthritic dogs and a few couch potatoes. Many of her weekends are spent at canine sporting events providing pre and post massage to canine athletes. Weekdays she divides her time between four locations, her home office in the west metro, Agile Canines Training School in Minneapolis, Twin Cities Animal Rehabilitation in Burnsville and the Animal Emergency and Referral Clinic in Oakdale, offering initial consultations and full body massages.

Michelle’s approach to bodywork is one of more natural principles; looking at the dog as a whole. Her goal is not only to provide all the benefits of massage, but to teach you, the owner, how to be proactive with your dogs health care.

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JSkinner.jpgJaime Skinner
Cloud 9 Pet Massage
4070 Lane 56A, Aurora, MN 55705
Phone: 218-638-2284
Website: www.Cloud9.abmp.com
Graduated From: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2012

Jaime is a Nationally Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner and a Certified Veterinary Technician from Aurora, Minnesota.

Jaime’s love and passion for animals from a young age has driven her to commit her career to the health and well-being of animals. Before becoming a Veterinary Technician, Jaime worked as a kennel staffer for a Veterinarian office for 4 years. After becoming a Veterinary Technician, Jaime stayed home for 12 years to raise her 3 children and stayed active with animals by competing with her dog, Annie, taking agility classes, and teaching rally classes.

When Jaime decided she was going to go back to work outside the home, she wanted something flexible that would allow her to continue to provide care to animals, so she went to school for animal massage.

In May 2012, she started Cloud 9 Pet Massage. She is trained in maintenance, performance, and rehab massage. Jaime has been a member of Iron Range Dog Training Club since 2003 and was a board member from 2007-2011.

Jaime loves owning her own business because she can be a stay at home mom, be active in her kid’s lives and help animals feel their best at the same time. Jaime’s favorite part of her animal massage business is having an owner call her and say, “My pet is now jumping onto the couch” or “My dog just took 1st place in an agility trial after being massaged.” Jaime feels she couldn’t have choosen a better career path and is excited for what the future of animal massage will bring to her client’s and the heatlh of animals.

 

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Missouri:   
 

ASnellingAlyson Snelling
Ash & Oak Canine Massage, LLC
St. Louis, MO
Phone: 314-896-0979
Website: www.ashandoaktherapy.com

Graduated From: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2016.

After spending 20+ years in advertising as an Art Director, Alyson Snelling went after her life-long dream of working with animals. In 2015, Alyson gained her certification in Canine Massage Therapy, Pet CPR and First Aid through the Chicago School of Canine Massage. She is Nationally Certified through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupuncture & Massage (NBCAAM) and an attuned Animal and Human Reiki Practitioner. Alyson has also been involved with several local rescue groups as both a foster parent and volunteer. She is dedicated to continuing to build her knowledge of canine massage, holistic modalities, animal behavior and communication. Her goal as a Canine Massage Therapist is to provide comfort and healing to those in need, and educate parents on helping maintain a healthy lifestyle for their pets.

Aside from her love of animals, Alyson is an avid gardener, foodie, and occasional knitter. She lives in Old Historic Ferguson with her husband Sam, their three rescue dogs Ibbie, Arturo, and Bishop, and two rescue cats Miles and Thelonius.

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New Hampshire:   
  Juliane Todd - Strafford
New Jersey:   
  Anne Angelo
  Lisa Madison
 

ITigerIldiko Tiger
Zen Dog Bodyworks
Denville, NJ
Phone: 973-464-7829
Website: www.ZenDogBodywork.com
Graduated From: PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute in 2012

Ildi is a life-long animal lover who has taken a bit of a winding path to this 3rd and finally fulfilling career as a canine professional - the previous two being medical school and pharmaceuticals. Self-reflection and feedback from numerous subjective sources helped Ildi realize she possess a true talent for understanding how the canine mind works, and how they perceive the world. This has allowed her to bond and communicate with them on a spiritual level.

Ildi is currently the leader of a pack of three happy, healthy, well balanced hound rescues. She lives life each and every day with the mantra of ‘treat others as you would like to be treated yourself’ – with kindness and respect – her definition of ‘others’ being all living things, especially dogs! Ildi’s mission in life is to foster truly happy, well-balanced family ‘packs’, one zen dog at a time!

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New Mexico   
  Susan Dean - Santa Fe
Ohio:   
  Gina Patricia Hrusch - Parma
Oklahoma:   
 

RDinkinsRebecca Dinkins 
Pawsitive K9 Massage
Tulsa, OK
Phone: 907-720-3309
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Website: http://www.pawsitive-k9-massage.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pawsitivek9massage/
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2016

Rebecca Dinkins is a certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation massage and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. She is also a Reiki Practitioner (2nd Degree) with Animal Reiki certificate. She chose small animal massage as a second career after a lifetime providing "intuitive muscle kneading" to friends and family as well as her own dogs, one of whom competes in agility. As a long-time canine rescue volunteer and foster, she immediately recognized the benefits of massage for pets in rescue as well as participants in dog sports and post-operative situations.

The goal of Rebecca's practice is to help animals feel better, particularly senior pets, rescue pets in transition, and those recovering from injury or surgery as well as healthy animals whose owners see massage as an important part of maintaining good health. She encourages owners to be involved in the process, teaching them basic massage techniques to help their animals between visits, and to build a stronger bond between owner and pet.

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Oregon: 
 

AKirkAnita Kirk 
Pet Bath & Beyond
644 SW Coast HWY Suite E, Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-265-4453
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2010

The love of learning about and working with animals is embedded deep in Anita’s core. Man’s best friend was a close–knit part of her family’s household while growing up. This childhood interest naturally carried over into adulthood as she not only has dogs of her own, but is actively involved with other people’s beloved canines. To this very day, Anita has never known a time in her life that did not involve dogs! She professionally supports a wide range of breeds every day as proprietor of Pet Bath & Beyond, a dog grooming and training business in Newport, Oregon.

Anita completed her canine massage studies in 2010 at Northwest School of Animal Massage. She studied all aspects of massage including Maintenance, Sports and Rehabilitation to help her canine clients. Soon she will be completing her canine acupressure training from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, and proceed with the national exam through NBCAAM. She will also continue beyond her canine studies with Equine Massage and Acupressure training and certification.

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Angeli Leinenkugel 
Eugene, OR

 

LoriJonesLori Nunes 
The Peaceful Dog
Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 541-233-6997
Website: www.thepeacefuldog.net
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2015

Lori’s passion for animals and their well being has been her life long pursuit. She completed her undergraduate work in Animal Science at Cal Poly and went on to work in areas of rehab, oncology, emergency medicine, and general practice as a Veterinary Technician. Lori is a firm believer in the healing qualities and benefits of massage and wanted to be able to pass this on to as many pets as possible. She wants to see every dog living “ a dog’s life” which should be healthy, happy, active, and pain free! When not working, you can find her paddle boarding or snow shoeing with her husband and Labrador Retriever.

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Rhode Island:   
  Gina Lombardi - Johnston
  Tracy McKinney - Warwick
Tennessee:   
 

CBickerstaffCathy Bickerstaff 
Cathy's Canine Complements
Bartlett, TN
Phone: 901-490-2934
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Web Site: www.cathyscaninecomplements.com
Graduated from: Pet Massage Training and Research Institute in 2013

Cathy has been an RN for almost 40 years (she was extremely young when she started). She has loved animals all of her life - in particular dogs. Cathy volunteered at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County as a dog walker. After an injury to her arm she began volunteering with the behavior modification program. In particular she worked with fearful dogs. As an outgrowth of that work Cathy began learning more and more about dogs: their language, their needs, and in the process discovered she is an empath. Being able to "read" and "feel" what the dogs want to share has made her journey special.

Cathy named her company canine complements because she feels this best expresses her goals. Cathy wants to offer to dogs and their people something that enhances their lives. She wants to be complementary - to add to - to enhance the quality of their lives. In addition to pet massage Cathy also offers several blends of aromatherapy. Should you go to her website there you will also find healthy treats - no corn, no wheat, no soy, no artificial preservatives.

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Texas:   
  Amy Bronstad- Houston
 

CChloupekChristi Chloupek 
Wylie, TX
Phone: 972-345-6745
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2016

“Dogs have always been a huge part of my life, and they always will be”… says Christi Chloupek. Since the age of a young child, Christi grew up with dogs as a loving part of the family. She has over 15 years of management experience including 4 years of leading a team of compassionate individuals at a pet boarding, grooming and daycare facility. Christi also spent 5 years volunteering at her hometown animal shelter where she adopted Olivia, her spirited 3 legged pug mix that currently shares her home with 4 other pugs and a cat. After Olivia had leg amputation surgery as well as liver shunt surgery, Christi made it her personal mission give this little girl the best quality of life possible.

Personally experiencing the benefits of massage for herself, Christi decided to broaden her knowledge in this subject for small animals and put her skills to work with Olivia and her other dogs, as well as those of family members and friends. Seeing how much the dogs enjoyed massage and the multitude of benefits they received from both a physical and psychological standpoint, led Christi to have a strong desire to help other canine companions by utilizing these techniques.

Christi Chloupek has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Experimental Studies from Texas A&M University in Commerce. She is currently attending the Northwest School of Animal Massage and focusing her studies in programs for maintenance, performance and rehabilitation massage. Christi is also certified in Pet CPR and First Aid from Pet Health Academy.

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SGrudbergScott Grudberg 
AARRFF! Canine Massage
Dallas/North Dallas, TX
Phone: 213-500-2212
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Web Site: www.aarrffcaninemassage.com
Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2015

Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Boston University. After 25 years in corporate America, Scott decided to follow his passion of working with animals. Scott attended the 300 hour course at the Chicago School of Canine Massage. While in Chicago, Scott was also certified in pet CPR and First Aid.

Aside from doing canine massage, Scott can be found 2 days a week at the local SPCA of Texas helping those less fortunate. Scott uses his massage techniques to make their stay as comfortable and stress free as possible until they find their forever homes.

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Vermont:   
 

LHoopesLora Hoopes 
Kneading Companions LLC
Waitsfield, VT
Phone: 802-371-8208
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Web Site: www.KneadingCompanions.com
Graduated from: Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 2012

Lora has been an avid animal lover for many years. Currently she has three adopted dogs, Mator, Norman and Porter, and an alley cat Seymour, who adopted her. She has always known that she wanted to work with animals in some way, so she volunteered with various rescue and humane societies by fostering and assisting with animal transportation. She has been blessed to bring into her home bunnies, ferrets, puppies, adult and senior dogs with hospice care needs. It has been through fostering dogs with emotional and musculoskeletal issues and a chance meeting with a person who showed her some massage techniques that she was introduced to the benefits of massage. That is all it took. She knew what she was meant to do, she saw the benefits right away with her current foster. That foster was Norman - he found his forever home. She now looks forward to helping other families and their companions through the benefits of massage.

Lora is also a member of the Pet Professional Guild, an organization of force free pet care providers. She is also an Instructor for Pet Tech, the first international training center dedicated to CPR, First Aid & Care for dogs and cats.

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KLudwigKourtney V. Ludwig 
Balanced Kneads Animal Wellness, LLC
South Hero, VT 05486
Phone: 802-578-4406
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Web Site: www.balancedkneadsanimalwellnessvt.com
Graduated from: Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage in 2012

Kourtney is a Nationally Certified Canine Massage Therapist in Therapeutic, Sports, and Senior massage therapy. She attended Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure and Animal Massage in 2012 at their Cape Coral, FL Campus.

Kourtney is also a Nationally Certified Equine Massage Therapist in Therapeutic, Sports, and Advanced Equine massage therapy. She attended Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure and Animal Massage in 2013 at their Elizabeth, CO Campus.

In addition, she obtained her PetCPR Certification, Animal Reiki 1 Certification, and took a course about working with Essential Oils/Aromatherapy and Animals in 2013. She also provides Electro-Muscle Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy and MagnaWave Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Frequency Therapy.

Kourtney has 4 beautiful fur kids, Cashmere, her Thoroughbred Mare, Lucy her Chocolate Labrador, Cooper, her other Chocolate Labrador and Tucker, her Black Labrador Mix. They are her joy in life and what inspires her to help other animals. Kourtney is a native Vermonter who grew up in Shelburne and now lives in South Hero. She grew up riding horses since the age of 2. Her grandparents bred and raced thoroughbreds all over New England. They bought her first pony in 1981, and she's been riding ever since! Kourtney enjoys being outside with her husband and her furkids and looks forward to riding her mare Cashmere whenever she has free time.

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Virginia:    
  Kim Hellems
 

Sara May PhotoSara May 
Leesburg, VA
Phone: 571-919-0746
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Web Site: www.CanineMassageVA.com
Graduated from: Chicago School of Canine Massage in 2012
Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2016

Sara May is a graduate of the Chicago School of Canine Massage and has been certified in Canine Massage Therapy since 2011. In 2012, she achieved national certification in canine massage through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). At the same time, she became an instructor in the 200-hour and 300-hour career training programs at the Chicago School of Canine Massage. She continues to learn and seek educational opportunities to expand her knowledge and experience. Most recently, she earned her national certification in Canine Acupressure.

Sara enjoyed a thriving canine massage therapy practice in Illinois, and since moving to Leesburg, Virginia, in 2014, her practice, which now includes acupressure, has been growing by leaps and bounds. Sara is experienced in a wide variety of massage therapy techniques and touch techniques, including relaxation and wellness massage, trigger point and myofascial techniques, palliative care and massage for geriatric dogs, pre- and post-surgical massage, and sports massage for the canine athlete. She also works with touch-sensitive dogs to help them learn that gentle touch is ok and can feel good. Acupressure is an important addition to Sara’s work as it allows her to connect with her canine clients on new levels.

As a former college English instructor, Sara is a strong advocate for education. One of the favorite parts of her work is teaching massage and acupressure to pet parents and prospective therapists. Through education, she believes that the value and importance of canine massage and acupressure can be understood, shared, and appreciated by an ever-increasing audience.

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Washington:   
  JaNeen Aagaard
 

LAllenLynda Allen
Sound Horse and Hound
Kent, WA
Phone: 206-941-1684
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Web Site: www.soundhorseandhound.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2016

As a Pacific Northwest native, I have a healthy appreciation and love for nature partly due to growing up in a pet loving environment. I have worked with horses, parrots, dogs, and cats in the areas of rescuing, competing, rehab, and showing. My love of our companion animals is one of respect and beauty.

I have spent the last 17 years in many capacities within the pet Industry, working side by side with veterinarians, pet business professionals, animal trainers, and small animal nutritionists. I have had many mentors along the way that have contributed in giving me a well rounded education in all things pet. Deciding to dream of a new venture, I left the corporate pet industry in January 2015. I have always believed in natural healing and alternative therapies. Through research I found Northwest School of Massage. I have been inspired and supported in my new business of helping animals in whatever avenue I can through touch and pet parent understanding.

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altTina Bailey
EverythingFurryPlus, LLC
Seabeck, WA
Phone: 360-830-4797 or 360-516-7085(cell)
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Web Site: www.everythingfurryplus.weebly.com or www.everythingfurryplus.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2012 and Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2012

Tina was born in Hillsboro, Oregon, and, at the age of 11, moved to Astoria, Oregon, with her parents who opened their own bakery business. At 19, she joined the Navy and retired from service in 2001, settling down in her current home in Seabeck, Washington. Since early childhood, Tina was always surrounded by a variety of animals: from dogs and cats, chickens and rabbits, to ducks, and even a pig or two tossed in the mix. She says her life seemed more complete when surrounded by animals. The same year she retired, Tina studied and obtained her Diploma for Veterinary Assistant through the Harcourt Learning Direct. However, due to extreme compassion, emotional bonds, and attachment to animals that came in the clinic, she decided this was not the direction for her and went into law enforcement instead. After working in law enforcement for 10 years, Tina decided to go into her own pet sitting business called EverythingFurryPlus, LLC.

EverythingFurryPlus, LLC, has expanded from basic pet sitting services to include: basic grooming, dog walking, in-home boarding, house sitting, overnight stays, small animal massage and acupressure, and dog treadmill specific exercise programs. Her goal and passion is to continue to study in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and provide a holistic approach to improved health, comfort, wellbeing, spiritual-emotional-energetic balance for animals, and a positive experience for the owners through massage, acupressure, and more.

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  Kelsey Bezaire - Everett
 

Meri Blaisdell
Back on Their Paws
Port Orchard, WA (serving Kitsap County)
Phone: 360-471-6917
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2016

Meri was unsatisfied working in the retail industry and after 17yrs decided she needed a change. Knowing it had to be with animals and had to benefit the rescue side in some way, she went on-line and looked for a career. Massage was among the first things listed. After researching and some contemplation she enrolled in NWSAM. She decided to specialize in rehabilitation massage because she wants to work with rescue dogs to give them a better chance of being adopted. She also wants to help senior dogs live more comfortable and productive lives..

  Kim Blake
 

LBoydstonLorna Boydston
Animal Wellness Connection, LLC
1620 E. Houston, Suite 100

Spokane, WA 99217
Phone: 509-703-7781
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Web Site: www.animalwellnessconnection.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2008

Looking to enhance her skills with animals, Lorna (previously a certified vet tech, groomer, showed and raised Great Danes and Beagles for over 40 + years) ran across an article on the internet about animal massage. At first skeptical but curious, she did more investigating and became fascinated in the concept of providing pain relief and enhancing sports performance in dogs through massage. She enrolled in all of the courses offered at NWSAM. Once the licensing for the state of Washington was approved, she took the national test from NBCAAM for small animal massage.

While licensed in canine massage with the state of Washington, Lorna is also certified in Canine Hydrotherapy, Reiki Master, Canine Manual Ligament Therapy and Canine Fitness and Conditioning. She is currently working on becoming certified in canine nutrition. Late 2013, Lorna opened a canine fitness and wellness center in Spokane, WA, which includes a hydrotherapy pool, massage rooms, all breed grooming, a fitness gym made just for dogs, plus classes and workshops in canine fitness, animal massage, and animal reiki. Lorna loves being a canine massage practitioner and is very grateful for the opportunity to enhance the lives of dogs.

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AdrianneBuschlingAdrianne Buschling
Rooted in Love, LLC
McCleary, WA
Phone: 360-918-2813
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Web Site: www.adriannebuschling.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2016

Adrianne is a well trained, intuitive healer who adores, and has dedicated her life to understanding and helping animals. In addition to graduating from Northwest School of Animal Massage as a Rehabiltative Massage Therapist for Small Animals, she is also certified by the WA Department of Health, and the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM) as a Small Animal Massage Therapist.

Additionally, Adrianne is a Reiki Master (practicing Usui Reike), a Healing Touch for Animals Level 4 Practitioner, and holds certificates of advanced training in Canine Warm Water Therapy, Animal Communication, and Animal Death and Spirituality. Adrianne can practice her work in person or from a distance, so feel free to contact her from any location.

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KCarterKatie Carter
Paws & Heal
Woodinville, WA
Phone: 425-269-7337
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Web Site: www.pawsandheal.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2012

Katie is a graduate from the Northwest School of Animal Massage, nationally certified through NBCAAM (National Board of Certification for Animal Massage) and a licensed practitioner in Washington State. She is originally from California and moved to Washington in 1986 where she lives in Woodinville with her husband and five four-legged children! Besides her love for all animals, she and enjoys cooking, gardening, sailing and living life.

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  Thomas Cole
  Victoria Cole
 

altAndrew Cottonwood
Andrew Cottonwood Small Animal Massage
Ellensburg, WA
Phone: 509-925-9552
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2011

Andrew Cottonwood discovered small animal massage as a way to support and care for his two old dogs. It opened up a whole new world of communication, contact, and health for his family of animals and humans. Andrew believes that animal massage contributes to the maintenance of a vibrant local community, where people are learning how to care for themselves and their planet through healing touch, compassion for animals and service.

Andrew's background includes growing up in an American military family, living abroad and in many states, as well as graduating from Central Washington (BA Cultural Anthropology 1996, MA History, 2006), and the Northwest School of Animal Massage (SAMP, 2011). He lives in Ellensburg, Washington, with his wife Sarah Scott, dog Olive, and cats Kiki and Charlie.

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ACramerAlice Cramer
Hansville, WA
Phone: 206-678-6411
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2011

Alice has been continuously taking classes through Northwest School of Animal massage since 2006. She is large animal massage therapist and board certified small animal massage therapist. Alice worked as a veterinary technician for 3 years and she developed interest in long term management of chronic diseases, surgery and preventive care.

Her biggest passion is physical therapy and holistic approach to health and wellness. Alice provides warm water massage and swim therapy for dogs and also works closely with veterinarians to provide physical therapy for dogs. She is also certified in manual ligament therapy, Reiki and aromatherapy and still looking forward to deepen her education in other holistic approaches to animal wellness.

Alice lives in Hansville with her husband and two dogs (Australian Blue Heelers), Blue and Maddie. In her free time she enjoys camping, travelling, reading, hiking, sewing and knitting, and spending time with friends and family.

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  Dianne Cykert - Seattle
 

WDahlWendy Dahl
Dahl Animal Behavior and Massage
Vashon, WA
Phone: 206-463-9721
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Web Site: www.dahlbehavior.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2014

Wendy has a master's degree in psychology that supports her companion animal behavior practice and is nationally certified and state licensed as a small animal massage practitioner. Her in-home behavior assessments include designing behavior modification and training plans with pet guardians to support their goals and the success of their companion animals. Wendy practices force-free training and communication to enhance the learning experience. Her expertise is with adopted animals helping to improve integration into their forever home.

She integrates massage into her behavior practice as another bonding tool for her clients. Wendy's bodywork services take place in a client's home and include: - maintenance massage to support quality of life and overall health - performance massage for canines who actively work, play or provide a service - comfort massage for companion animals receiving hospice and end of life care.

Wendy is a volunteer and board member for her local animal rescue on Vashon Island in the Seattle area. She is delighted to be following her passion and helping strengthen relationships between clients and their companion animals..

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altGretchen Dietz
Triple Dog Pet Services
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-755-3119
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Web Site: www.TripleDogPetServices.com and blog at www.wagsnwords.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2010, and Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2013.

Gretchen is a Tallgrass certified small animal acupressure practitioner, a small animal massage therapist, and NBCAAM certified in both. As the owner of Triple Dog Pet Services, she and her faithful canine companion, Rubin divide their time providing dog walking, pet sitting, and massage, acupressure, and swim therapy in the Seattle area. In her not-so-spare time, Gretchen and Rubin write/blog at www.wagsnwords.com and Gretchen has been published in Caylx and Superstition Review.

Rubin has been her guide on the path to a holistic approach to wellness. Having “rescued” him from a breeder, Gretchen sought alternative modalities to help him manage his abundant health issues. These experiences motivated her to leave her 23-year-career as a teacher and go back to school. She hasn’t regretted one minute of the journey and continues to seek out educational opportunities in animal health and well-being.

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  Kathleen Downes - Bremerton
 

altPam Duckmanton
Peaceful Paws Massage
Spokane Valley, WA
Phone: 509-768-5939
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Web Site: www.peacefulpawsmassage.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2014.

Pam got into massage by a series of inquiries about other dog-related businesses. Living in the Pacific Northwest with her two dogs she was always stumped on how to keep them exercised and active during the winter months. Two weeks later she came across a newspaper article about someone doing that very thing at Animal Wellness Connection. Lorna Boydston answered an email and offered not only a tour of her business that included the gym, grooming, hydrotherapy but also massage. That's all it took to open up a whole new life for Pam.

2014 was spent doing two courses necessary to be certified and included two on-site practicals. One at the NWSAM school on Vashon Island, WA and the other at the amazing Oregon Humane Society in Portland. Once that was finished, the big test passed and some money given to the State of Washington, Pam was all set to open her business and quit her job! Now she gets to spend her days helping pets and their humans as well as volunteering at several local shelters to give some relaxation to the animals there. Pam does mobile service, meaning she comes to your home so your pet doesn't have the added stress of being somewhere new. She is comfortable with all breeds and all ages of animals. She had additional study with T-Touch, Reiki and is starting to pursue acupressure as well.

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  Cherie Ekholm - Redmond
 

Wynne Erdman 1Wynne S. Erdman
Waig's K-9 Massage
Snohomish, WA 98290
Phone: 425-301-1003
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Web Site: www.waigsk9massage.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2014

Wynne has had a special affinity for dogs from a young age. As her dreams of helping our canine companions crystallized, she realized that she wanted to work as a massage therapist for dogs. She obtained her certification as a Small Animal Massage Practitioner from the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) and is a Certified Practitioner by the National Board of Certification for Acupressure and Animal Massage (NBCAAM). Because of these two significant achievements, she is now licensed to practice Small Animal Massage in Washington State. Her training at NWSAM included certificates in Maintenance Massage and Performance Massage. Her goal is to educate pet owners about the benefits of massage and provide services that fit the needs of their pet. She works closely with dog owners, caretakers and trainers to develop a plan for each session to fit the patient’s needs.While she has a knack for sensing and evaluating each dog for what it needs, she has further honed her skills by volunteering at Homeward Pet Adoption Center to reduce stress and anxiety of their clientele while they transition to their forever homes. She is excited to be dedicating time at Doggy Haven Resort to provide a relaxing massage for client’s furry buddies that come for extended boarding, Doggy Daycare or spa services. Wynne currently lives with her supportive and wonderful husband, their Sharprador (Shar-Pei/Lab) Sammie, Anatolian Shepard Mix Calamity and English Mastiff Baby “Lovin” Puppy Butt! They also have five pet chickens (two rescued) and three ducks that all love massage! She experiences great joy whenever she comes across a dog in public, and if the owner and dog are willing, the furry one might get a free mini-massage!

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  Lisa Ferrari - Tacoma
 

cfoleyCourtney Foley
Unleashed Dog Daycare & Wellness Center
5624 South Durango Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Phone: 253-503-6988
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Web Site: www.dogsloveunleashed.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UnleashedDogDaycare
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage for maintenance massage in 2008 and rehabilitation massage in 2009

Courtney has a strong passion for the health and well-being of dogs and has made it her career. As a teenager, she helped raise and train Guide Dogs for the Blind and her dogs in training even went to school with her. At 16 years old she also started work as a veterinary assistant. In 2007, Courtney graduated from Pierce College's Veterinary Technology program as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She found a love for rehabilitation and became a Small Animal Massage Practitioner in Maintenance Massage in 2008 and Rehabilitation Massage in 2009. In 2012, Courtney and her husband started Unleashed Dog Daycare & Wellness Center where they provide Dog Daycare, Massage, and Hydrotherapy and focus on educating their clients about proper care and nutrition for their dogs.

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  Lynnie Ford
 

Harmony Frazier
Animal Care Solutions/Harmony Paws & Palms Massage
Brier, Washington
Phone: 425-678-0384
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Web Site: www.facebook.com/AnimalCareSolutions
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2014

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  Kelly Frere
  Collene Gaolach
  Carrie Goddard - Seattle
  Breanna Griffin - Kirkland
  Rebecca Hawley - Bothell
 

Katy Hayes
Phoenix Animal Massage and Bodywork
Kenmore, Washington
Phone: 206-356-3244
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Web Site: www.phoenixanimalmassage.com (Under Construction)
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2015

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  Stacy Hensley - Seattle
  Janice Hill
  Erin Hopkins
 

Kara HooverKara Hover
Renewed Balance Northwest
Issaquah, WA
Phone: 425-736-4005
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Web Site: www.renewedbalancenw.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2012 and Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2015

From a young age, Kara always knew she wanted to work with animals in some way, but was unsure what that would end up being. She grew up with both horses and dogs and after it was thought her beloved Pitbull tore his ACL, she was introduced into the world of animal massage and acupressure. She started Renewed Balance Northwest so she can use her knowledge and passion for animals and their well-being to help the lives of animals in need of physical, emotional, and energetic balancing, as she experienced first-hand the benefits and results on her own dog. Kara loves learning and expanding her knowledge in all ways possible and is excited to continue adding new modalities and techniques to her 'toolbox' to better help the animals whose lives she's privileged to touch.

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Angela Hughes 
Healing for People and Pets
Seattle, WA
Web Site: www.angiehughesacupuncture.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage

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  Lee Johnston
  Catherine Kirkness - Seattle
  Laurie Klein, Mountlake Terrace
 

altPolly Klein
Tonglen Healing Arts for Animals
Issaquah, WA
Phone: 425-427-8028
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Web Site: www.tonglenhealingarts.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2009

Polly Klein, owner of Tonglen Healing Arts for Animals, is a nationally-recognized animal communicator and healer. After completing her degree at Antioch University in psychology with an emphasis on the connection between mind, body, spirit and health, Polly continued her training at Bastyr University for CranioSacral therapy and later received her certification as an large and small animal CranioSacral therapist. She received animal communication training from Mary Getton, Jeri Ryan of the Assisi Institute, and completed advanced training with Penelope Smith. In addition to working with private clients, Polly is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University, where she teaches animal communication.

Polly is a reiki master teacher. She teaches reiki classes and practices reiki with large and small animals. Polly completed her Small Animal Massage Practitioner training through the Northwest School of Animal Massage, where she is an instructor. Polly has been interviewed by the Seattle Times, appeared on television’s Evening Magazine, was a featured main stage speaker at the NW Women's Show and the Internal Association of Animal Massage and Bodyworkers national conference.

Her writings have been published in Puget Sound Pet, on-line at MSN's Dog Central, and in the anthologies HorseDreams: The Meaning of Horses in Women's Lives and Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss. Additionally, she serves as a consultant to veterinarians and animal behavior specialists.

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altValarie Ladymon
Sound Animal Massage
Freeland, WA
Phone: 360-632-4652
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Web Site: www.soundanimalmassage.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2010

Valarie is certified in both maintenance and rehabilitation small animal massage. She received her training through Northwest School of Animal Massage in Redmond, Washington. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Art History and International Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has loved animals her whole life and has a passion for improving the well being of all creatures. With 25 years experience as a registered dental hygienist, she applies her interest in the science of animal massage to the care of animals. She became interested specifically in animal massage when she saw first hand the amazing benefits her own black labrador retriever received through both massage and hydrotherapy treatment. This started her on a career changing path that led her to animal massage.

Valarie's focus is in helping to improve the well being of animals both healthy and those with special health concerns such as stress, mobility issues,and injury and post surgical rehabilitation. She also uses Reiki energy work to complement her care during massage sessions. Valarie says she is "grateful for the joy animals continue to give me. I can think of no better way to show my gratitude than to help our wonderful animal companions to become more comfortable, happy, and healthy."

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  Carol Victoria Lovejoy - Sequim
  Heather Manuel
  Von Martin
  Kira Matthews - Sedro-Woolley
  Alyssa Miller
 

Leil Morgenroth
iPaw Massage, LLC
Bothell, WA

  Anne Morrison - Woodinville
  Courtney Oliver - Lakewood
 

MarciePalsMarcie Pals
Mossie Paws Pet Massage
Phone: (206) 919-4059
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Website: www.mossiepawspetmassage.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2015

Marcie became interested in small animal massage after she had a Great Dane with Wobbler's disease and an elderly cat with arthritis and kidney failure. She found there were very limited treatment options for managing their pain and trying to keep their mobility and strength. As a pet owner, she felt very helpless, which seems to be common for people with senior pets. After seeing the benefits of swim therapy and massage with her Dane, she decided this was a career she wanted to pursue. Marcie graduated from NWSAM June 2015 certified in small animal maintenance and rehabilitation massage. She is licensed in Washington State and is insured through ABMP.

 

KParnallKaren Parnall
Angel Care Animal Massage
Everett, WA
Phone: 425-870-8693
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Website: www.AngelCareAM.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2015

Karen is part owner of Angel Care Animal Massage in the Seattle/Everett area of Washington State.

She began her journey with animals as a youngster, convincing her parents the family needed a feral cat, some gerbils, fish, etc. She studied Marine Biology at the University of Washington, and worked as a staff biologist at The Seattle Aquarium with the seals and sea otters. Life’s journeys brought her here and there, and after many years of working in management, she decided she needed to get back to working with animals. She became a registered animal therapy partner with her dog Moose through Pet Partners, and volunteers at The Everett Animal Shelter, but wanted a career. She learned about the field of animal massage and knew that was for her.

She attended the Northwest School of Animal Massage, and is now certified in small animal massage, with a specialty in rehabilitation massage. She achieved her national certification through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage, and is licensed through the state of Washington to practice animal massage for small animals.

In addition to her own dogs, 6 ½ year old Moose, and 6 year old Willow, every animal she meets brings her joy and the desire to provide comfort and care. She is honored to be able to use the skills she has learned to do so for every little angel that is brought her way.

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  Ami Peters
  Malin Powell - Sedro Woolley
  Victoria Russell - Snohomish
  Malachi Rundgren - Everett
  Dixie Sick - Sequim
 

Ricky ScarberryRicky Scarberry
Angel Care Animal Massage
Everett, WA
Phone: 425-870-8693
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Web Site: www.Angelcaream.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2015

Ricky Scarberry is co-owner of Angel Care Animal Massage along with his mother Karen Parnall. He got started in animal massage when his mother shared her plan to start a business working with animals and extended him the offer to work together as a team. Up until that point he had spent many years at many jobs, but just couldn't find anything that was both mentally and physically challenging, so running his own business sounded, finally, like the right fit.

Ricky has always felt a connection to animals. He enjoys studying their movements and behaviors, and still remembers seeing a deer up close for the first time as a little kid. This bond with the animal world has always been with Ricky and in many ways has helped shape the person he is today. He now enjoys the opportunity to communicate with them, help them recover and optimize their bodies so their minds can be occupied with exploration and joy, instead of an awareness of discomfort or aging. Ricky has found a great sense of fulfillment in this field and for the first time actually looks forward to going to work!

When not doing animal massage, Ricky enjoys learning how best to optimize the human body through nutrition and physical activity. He also enjoys a good philosophical conversation. He volunteers at the Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH) which exists to stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats.

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  Julie Schepper - Maple Valley
  Sara Shindel 
12A Van Winkle Rd.
Orondo, WA 98843
Phone: 509-860-0402
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage
 

altTerry Shuck
Thunder Paws Animal Massage
Poulsbo, WA
Phone: 360-509-1374
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Web Site: www.thunderpawsam.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2011

Terry is certified by the state of Washington as a Small Animal Massage Practitioner. She graduated from the Northwest School of Animal Massage near Seattle, WA, specializing in Rehabilitation massage. Terry volunteers at a local animal shelter, therefore, has experience with a wide variety of canines and felines. In order to increase her knowledge and effectiveness, she attends seminars and classes on various modalities, such as TTouch. She also utilizes energy work for animals, such as Reiki. For as long as she can remember, Terry has been fascinated by the mind-body connection and has a B.S. degree in Psychology.

The goal of Terry's massage practice is to be of service to animals that need relief from being confined (such as shelter dogs), who are elderly, who are recovering from injuries or surgeries, as well as healthy animals who simply need to maintain good health. She involves owners in the process, teaching them basic massage techniques to help their animal on the road to recovery, and to maintain good health.

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DSluderDarlene Sluder
Safe Hands, PLLC
Kent, WA
Phone: 206-919-9048
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Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2015

Influenced by her veterinarian’s Western and CAM training and modalities, Darlene began formally pursuing a decades long interest in bodywork in 2011. Reiki training led to massage school and a family affinity for large breed dogs (Great Pyrenees) led to pursuing small animal massage training. As her first Pyr aged, she was fortunate to have the expertise and support of Tamara Norquist, DVM (Kindness Vet. Clinic) and Sheila Wells (Wellsprings K9). She now focuses her human/small animal massage practice on teaching self and partner massage (for two-footers) and guardian massage (for four-footers) to enhance the companion bond.

Darlene is also attended Renton Technical College in 2012 for human massage.

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  Leanne Stevens
 

altLori Stevens
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-783-6640
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Web Site: SeattleTTouch.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2009

Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP) is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. She uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals. She is also a a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA); a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation; and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. She is also a Reiki Master Practitioner.

Lori’s experience and approach are holistic and one of respect for animals as teachers. She continually studies the interactions among animal behavior, performance, learing, and health. Her continuing education includes conferences (e.g. Clicker Expo) and workshops on behavior, positive training, canine fitness, and rehabilitation techniques. She has an established companion animal practice in Seattle which offers private sessions and workshops. Her specialties include working with dogs and cats who are aging, fearful, touch sensitive, and have gait or other physical issues. Lori has three DVDs produced by Tawzer Dog Videos.

Lori and her previous dog Emmy worked as therapy dog/handler team and trained in agility. It was Emmy who led Lori to TTouch, force-free training, and Reiki. Lori adopted Cassie, and Australian Shepherd, at two years old. She has been successfully using force-free methods to help Cassie learn how to adjust to new situations.

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Susan St. John
Collar Club, LLC
Bothell, WA
Phone: 206-769-5663
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Web Site: www.CollarClubMember.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2014

 

altJennifer Streit
Hands to Paws Animal Massage
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-938-8539 or 206-579-7572 (cell)
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Web Site: www.HandsToPawsAnimalMassage.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2003

Jennifer Streit is an animal lover who has become an animal healer. Jennifer has always loved her dogs and cats so when Buddy, her dachshund, had his legs paralyzed due to a ruptured disc in his back, Jennifer made the transition from her focus as a people therapist to a dog healer. Jennifer’s skills as a healer encompass massage, end of life therapy, many forms of energy treatment, including Reiki, and color & gemstone healing . She is a Reiki Master and a Licensed Massage Practitioner with an endorsement as a Small Animal Massage Practitioner.

Jennifer also has a master’s degree in counseling and has worked in community mental health since 1989. Her counseling background gives her a unique understanding of her animal clients and their guardians.

Jennifer shares her home with; Spencer, a Yellow Lab age 13, Otis at Dachshund age 15, Dancin, a Japanese Chin age 12; Izzy, a Yorkie, age 6; a Dachshund Penny, age 13 and Cali, age 12, the Calico cat. In addition to her massage practice, Jennifer works part time at Pet Elements, a local West Seattle pet store.

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  Lori Theis- Shoreline
  Kendara Ann VanNorman
  Patricia Vetter- Wenatchee
  Kim Warren-Snell- Tacoma
  Kenneth Woods
 

Debby Zuber
Sophie's Touch Canine Massage
Duvall, WA
Phone: 206-795-1201
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Web Site: www.BestBuddyDogWash.com
Graduated from: Northwest School of Animal Massage in 2010

West Virginia:    
  Beth Newman - Waverly
Wisconsin:   
  Amelia Morgan - Hudson