Why Choose CSCM?

At the Chicago School of Canine Massage, our goal is to provide program participants with the most comprehensive experience available for canine massage therapy. Wide-ranging content and personalized attention are only part of what makes us so unique.


Participants in CSCM's programs have the opportunity to learn palpation and assessment skills as well as basic and advanced massage techniques while working with a wide variety of dogs. Our participants learn from personal experience how to work with puppies and geriatric dogs, toy breeds and large breed dogs, canine athletes and couch potatoes, healthy dogs and dogs recovering from injury or illness. It is through hands-on experience that students develop "thinking fingers," the essential ability to intuitively understand what is going on in a dog's body.


Individual Attention and Mentoring

Additionally, we are committed to giving each participant the individual attention and guidance necessary to ensure that he or she succeeds in the program environment and beyond. Our programs are filled with people from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of knowledge and experience working with dogs. As a result, each person will bring different strengths and challenges to the program. We provide ongoing opportunities for participants to obtain personal feedback and guidance from instructors, mentors, and fellow classmates. Individual attention and mentoring allow participants to achieve better understanding, higher proficiency, and greater success.


Affordable Cost 

At CSCM, we believe that an excellent opportunity can also be affordable. We are proud to be able to offer competitive rates for content that is more expansive and provides far more experience and support to students than other existing programs.

Questions to Ask when Choosing a Canine Massage Therapy Program

As a reference, consider checking out NBCAAM's Guide on how to choose a canine massage therapy program that is right for you along with these questions to ask.