Level 1: Canine Massage Foundations
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
An ideal program for students for anyone who has successfully completed the Canine Massage Foundations program, or an equivalent program, and wishes 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 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
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 10 month program 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.
Pet Parent Classes
Massage helps strengthen the special bond you share with your dog, and it empowers you to play an important role in your dog's physical and emotional well-being. When you use massage at home, you can help reduce your dog’s anxiety, detect potential health issues early, and support your dog through any ongoing rehabilitation or medical care. Massage is ideal for dogs at every stage of their lives. Offering 1-4 hours workshops in: Canine Massage, Canine Communication, Canine Acupressure, Canine CPR & First Aid.
The following workshops are intended for veterinarians, veterinarian technicians, canine rehabilitation therapists, canine massage therapists, groomers and licensed human massage therapists. Offering Continuing Education hours, for trained professionals. These workshops will dramatically change how you communicate with and handle the dogs with whom you work.
Home Study Courses
The Chicago School of Canine Massage is proud to announce our latest educational platforms with the "Introduction to Canine Anatomy & Physiology and "Introduction to Canine Massage." These affordable home study courses are ideal for anyone wishing to learn or review the essentials of canine massage and canine anatomy/physiology, including groomers, trainers, animal rescue workers, pet parents, and members of the veterinary community.