Canine Massage for the Licensed Massage Therapist

Do you want to learn how to apply your massage techniques to our canine companions? If so, this class is for you! Human massage therapy and canine massage therapy may employ similar bodywork and massage techniques, but working with dogs effectively in this capacity requires a much wider array of skills.  

How do you gain a dog's trust and approach a dog in a non-threatening way?  How do you gain permission from a dog to touch him or her, and how do you know when a dog has had enough?  This workshop will help Licensed Massage Therapists explore the world of canine massage and the challenges and rewards that come when working with canine clients.    

Topics covered include canine behavior and body language, the physiology of stress and recognizing stress in dogs, low-stress handling, trust-building and touch techniques, comparative anatomy, canine movement and gait assessment, and application of Swedish massage techniques to the canine body.  Class consists of a combination of lecture, group activities, and hands-on work with live dogs. 

This workshop is sponsored byCortiva and is exclusively for Licensed Massage Therapists.  Cortiva is a community of massage therapy schools that deliver high-quality health and wellness education with a focus on humanity. Cortiva's vision is to create a high standard of excellence in massage therapy education by establishing a benchmark of quality in training, techniques, standards and practices for the profession. We are proud to be working with Cortiva and offering this class.

- Approved for 14 continuing education hours through NCBTMB - 

Dates:  August 8-9, 2015 from9 am - 5 pm
Location: For Your K9, 1975 Cornell Ave, Melrose Park, Il, 60160
Instructor: Denise Theobald, LMT, CCMT