http://www.catmassage.com/ and http://CatandDogMassage.com/
Quote from website (added by KindredSpirits 02/03/06): Terrific Techniques to Soothe and Relax Your Pets - they hold workshops, and sell how-to books and videos)
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http://www.equinemmt.com/index1.html (South Carolina...equine program)
http://www.equinesportsmassage.com/ (Florida...equine program)
http://www.equissage.com/index.htm (Virginia...equine program and canine home-study program)
http://www.integratedtouchtherapy.com/ (Ohio...equine, canine, and feline programs)
http://www.petmassage.com/ (Ohio...canine program & home-study program)
http://www.neats.com/equine.html (New Hampshire...equine program)
http://www.nwsam.com/index.html (Washington...canine, feline, equine, and livestock training)
The programs above are just a sampling of what's available for certification. Doing an internet search for animal/canine/equine/pet massage certification will bring up a ton more. A couple of these programs also offer liability coverage/association memberships. Some also offer CE credit for NCBTMB and ABMP.
Linda Tellington-Jones' website: http://tteam-ttouch.com/
I had the opportunity to meet Linda some years ago at her home in central New Mexico (outside of Santa Fe). She is very interesting and I love what she's done to the animal kingdom! Her first book has been a staple in my parents' bookshelf for years.
Healthy Feet can hear the very heart of Mother Earth. - Sitting Bull
Texas-gal wrote:You may or may not be aware of this organization, and though it is chiropractic, it IS about animals.
Maybe they can help you with some info regarding massage for pets?
Also, here is a certification course for horse and small animal massage. Maybe they can help too?
http://www.bancroftsmt.com/procedure/index.cfm?ID=63 (Bancroft School of Massage - affiliated program with Joseph Freeman - Equine Natural Movement Series)
http://www.neats.com/equine.html (New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences, located in Dublin NH - 600 hour Equine Bodywork Professional Certification Program)
*** http://www.bodyworkonline.com/forum/vie ... 9464#39464 : I'm adding in this link to "More Resources" (a thread here in Animal Therapies), as some organizations provide listings of practitioners and professional training.
I had no idea Bancroft offered those! How very cool!MassageHound wrote:http://www.bancroftsmt.com/programs/index.cfm?ID=10 (Bancroft School of Massage in Worcester, MA - 200 hour Small Animal Massage Certificate Program)
http://www.bancroftsmt.com/ (Bancroft School of Massage - affiliated program with Joseph Freeman - Equine Fascial Rebalancing)
Healthy Feet can hear the very heart of Mother Earth. - Sitting Bull
Quotes from Equinology website:
In 2004, Equinology, Inc® celebrated 10 years of excellent education in equine body work and health care and continues to set the standard for this popular profession. We welcome you to look through our site, which explains our commitment and unique combination of courses.
At Equinology, Inc ® we strive to produce the leaders in this ever challenging field. Veterinarians and specialists who are household names from around the world teach our 30 various courses. Our instructors keep up with the rapidly changing information in the equine health industry to make sure our students evolve and stay current in this wonderful field.
Multiple Certification Levels
Courses at Equinology, Inc ® are presented in modular formats. For those who continue to the Master (MEBW®) level and the Specialized Certification series, the total hours add up and go well beyond a 2-year course. In addition to our Equine Body Worker (EBW®), Equine Body Worker Level II (EBWII®) and Master Equine Body Worker (MEBW®) certifications, we offer an additional 4 Specialized Certifications consisting of Equine Acupressure, Equine Myofascial Release, Equine Natural Therapies and Equine CranioSacral Techniques. Although these courses are available for everyone to participate, to be officially certified by Equinology, Inc ® one must have attained either the EBW Level II or the MEBW certification.
Recognized by Multiple Organizations
Equinology is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Equinology's courses are approved and recognized by the International Equine Body Workers Association (www.iebwa.com), United States Dressage Federation University, UK's McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice.
Bancroft School of Massage (200 hours) - Worcester, MA
New Hamshire Community Technical College (Nashua campus) - although their website does not currently reflect equine massage, they are due to roll out the program in June 2007
www.tellingtonttouch.com/index.shtml (Linda Tellington-Jones/TTouch, various workshop locations throughout the world - according to the website, her professional canine TTouch program takes 2 years) I've been considering TTouch for about 4 years, lol! ...yikes, I could be done by now.
www.healingtouchforanimals.com/ (Healing Touch, various workshop locations throughout the country) Link to another BWO thread regarding this program: http://www.bodyworkonline.com/forum/vie ... php?t=3056
www.theequinetouch.com (The Equine Touch, San Marco TX - offering different levels of equine therapy)
Quote from website: Equine Touch is a non-diagnostic, noninvasive, energy and connective soft tissue discipline which works at a complete holistic level; that is, it addresses the equine as a whole without paying any particular attention to any named problem as such.
www.animalreikisource.com/ (Animal Reiki Source, San Rafael CA - offering a ton of info on Reiki for animals as well as training)
Quote from website: Classes, workshops, seminars and internships at Animal Reiki Source are unique in that they focus on working with animals. Kathleen offers specialized workshops, seminars and internships, both in person and through tele classes and correspondence courses, for people who already have Reiki, as well as free introductory programs and Reiki 1 and 2 classes for people who would like to learn Reiki.
www.animalacupressure.com/ (Tallgrass, located in CO - comprehensive professional certification program for equine/canine/feline acupressure training...books, charts, videos, and online training available)
Quote from website: Tallgrass offers highly interactive training programs in acupressure for animals. Everyone is welcome to take Equine and Small Animal Acupressure courses. All participants receive a Certificate of Completion after successfully finishing the requirements for any of the courses listed and described below. Clinics are held in the United States , England , and Australia.
Tallgrass has a Practitioner Certificate Program curriculum available to people interested in fulfilling all the requirements of the 230 Learning Unit program .
I have been 'up and running' for a little over a year now, and things are doing well.
I have opened a School in the Midwest (Indiana, near Cincinnati)for those closeby!
My curriculum is much different than other schools, in the fact that my school is 90% Hands On The Horse! You won't be sitting in a classroom half the day!
I also teach a Rehab Therapy that nobody else has..I have tested these on many horses-alot at the track, and have had great results, even with EPM horses!!
I have a 3 DAy Total Hands On Equine Massage Therapy Course that is great for the horse owner just wanting to learn it for their own personal use.
Nobody else has this course...why pay for business info if you don't need it?
My School gives you more Hands On Time than any other school, I have done a comparison on my site that you can look at and see.
My School also offers a refresher course for Free! If you feel you need more instruction...just come back! At no cost to you.
I give a FREE T-Shirt to all my students at the end of the class, and try to keep in touch with them if they need any advice on animals they're working on.
I tell you where to find the best deals for marketing your business, instead of making you pay for 'my logo'.
Please check out my site...I look forward to hearing from you!
Instruction in Massage/Rehab/Energy Balancing
Affordable, Regional, Personal
Quote from website:
The Equine Bodywork Certificate specifically is designed for the professional health provider of touch (LMT, PT, and others) who wish to direct or expand their services to horses. The program is intensive in nature, but covers the full spectrum of training needed to conduct a successful practice of equine massage.
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