2017 Spring Class Schedule

Level 1: Canine Massage Foundations (Chicago)

MARCH 20-26, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT
AUGUST 21-27, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT
NOVEMBER 6-12, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT

The Canine Massage Foundations program is ideal for animal lovers, pet parents, canine professionals, and those who would like to add another service to their existing dog-focused business. The foundation program is completely hands-on and provides students with the basics of canine massage and beyond. Through this program, students receive a solid and intensive introduction to canine massage, with an emphasis on relaxation, wellness, and sports massage.


Level 1: Canine Massage Foundations (Virginia)

APRIL 3-9, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT

The Canine Massage Foundations program is ideal for animal lovers, pet parents, canine professionals, and those who would like to add another service to their existing dog-focused business. The foundation program is completely hands-on and provides students with the basics of canine massage and beyond. Through this program, students receive a solid and intensive introduction to canine massage, with an emphasis on relaxation, wellness, and sports massage.


Level 2: Canine Massage

MARCH 6-12, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT
AUGUST 7-13, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT

An ideal program for students who have successfully completed the Canine Massage Foundations program, or an equivalent program, and wish to further develop their knowledge, skill, and experience in this specialized and quickly growing field. Our level 2 program is a completely hands-on course that reviews and expands on topics covered in the foundations program, introduces advanced techniques, and prepares students to take the national certification exam in canine massage offered by NBCAAM. Graduates of the Canine Massage Level 2 program are qualified to work professionally as canine massage therapists in a variety of work environments, including rehabilitation centers, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, training facilities, or private practice.


Mentorship: Advanced Canine Massage

MAY 1-24, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT

The Advanced Canine Massage Mentorship Certification program is an intensive and completely hands-on curriculum that prepares students to work confidently, skillfully, and professionally as canine massage therapists in a variety of work environments, including rehabilitation centers, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, training facilities, or private practice. You will cover all the material in the Level 1,2, and 3 programs, in an intensive month long mentorship that is ideal for students living outside of the Chicagoland area. We will meet 6 full days a week for a month and set up observation and real life intern hours. It will enable you to work with real clients and have access to invaluable one-on-one instructor time. This mentorship is only meant for the serious student who can learn in an intensive fashion.


CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Post-Surgical Massage and Edema Management for Veterinary Professionals

JULY 15-16, 2017 | OPEN ENROLLMENT

Swelling and edema that are related to orthopedic injuries, surgical interruption of soft tissue, and traumatic conditions can interfere with and impede successful treatment by even the most advanced practitioner. In this workshop, workshop participants learn how to reduce post-surgical and acute injury swelling using manual soft tissue techniques that stimulate the lymphatic system to remove excess fluid. The results are faster healing time, reduction in acute pain, and increased ROM and function, all of which enable a better outcome for patients. Protocols for the thoracic and pelvic limb along with specific post surgical protocols will be covered.