Instead of operating Canine Massage Chicago separately from Chicago School of Canine Massage, we have fully transitioned to Chicago School of Canine Massage. With this change we are very excited to announce that the Chicago School of Canine Massage has moved their offices toFor Your K9 in Melrose Park, IL. For Your K9 is a training facility with a philosophy that emphasizes compassion, communication and an appreciation of the dog's perspective. We will continue to teach our career training program at the facility and in addition we are now teaching pet parent classes and taking clients in our professional canine massage clinic at the facility.
Professional and Student Clinic
The Chicago School of Canine Massage's professional clinic is now open! We are taking clients at our new office, located in For Your K9. Therapists in the professional clinic are nationally certified through NBCAAM and have years of experience. Sessions are scheduled by appointment, with some walk in hours available. To schedule an appointm ent in the professional clinic contact Jaclyn Cecere at jaclyn @ chicagoschoolofcaninemassage.com
Coming soon - we will be opening a student clinic where CSCM students, graduates and interns, who have gone through the CSCM program, will have the opportunity to work on dogs as if they were real life clients. All proceeds from the student clinic will be donated to our outreach partners: Animal Care League, Bialy's Wellness Foundation, 6 Legs Foundation, and Anti-Cruelty Society.
Congratulations to CSCM Level 1 Students
Congratulations to the CSCM Level 1 students who completed the hands on portion of the program on June 14! We had a great group that included students who came all the way from St. Louis, MO, Suffolk, VA and a groomer from Kentwood, MI! All of the students have now moved on to complete their CSCM tests, observation hours and case studies. It was a wonderful week and we are so proud of all of them and their commitment! Check out our Facebook album to see some great pictures from the week.
Check out the CSCM Blog
Nowhere, in my experience, does the power of massage and touch radiate more than during hospice care. It's especially potent when pet parents use massage to take an active role in the comfort care of their dying dog. A number of pet parents over several years have asked me to teach them some gentle massage and touch techniques so they can help their dogs feel as good as possible in the dogs' final weeks or days.
To read more about the benefits of massage for hospice care, check out the latest CSCM blog, written by Sara May - Pet Parents, Hospice Care, and the Secret Within Canine Massage.