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  • Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage - Canine Massage Level 1

    February 6, 2019 - February 9, 2019 @ 

    Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage

    Canine Massage Level 1

    Learn More>>> http://www.rmsaam.com/

  • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute - Meridians & Specific Conditions 1 & 2/Animal Acupressure Hands-On Training - Wait List

    February 7, 2019 - February 10, 2019 @ 
    Mesa, AZ

    Course:Meridians & Specific Conditions 1 &/ 2 Animal Acupressure Hands-On Training - Wait List Only, email tallgrass@animalacupressure.com to be added to the list. Thank you!

    Course Fee: $850.00 - See Payment options available below  

    Instructor: Instructor, Amy Snow, Jill Golgosky and Kristen Guerra, Assistant

    Course Level: Intermediate

    Prerequisites: Are the two online courses, Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Meridian Theory. 

    These courses are required for the Training Program.

    This 4-day hands-on class provides hands-on demonstrations, practice and exercises for the acupressure session protocol, Association, Alarm, Source, Master points. Major meridian exercises, specific conditions and Assessment exercises.

    Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:

    • Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories 
    • 4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice 
    • Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques 
    • Association points - location, assessment and energetics 
    • Source points - location, assessment and energetics 
    • Acupressure session, assessment, point selection & practice 
    • 5-Element Theory and use of Correspondence Chart 
    • Meridian system overview, demonstration, and exercises  
    • Location, flow, function, and attributes of each of the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels 
    • Common physical and emotional issues associated with each of the elements and meridians 
    • Acupoints that can benefit these issues; their location, energetics and reinforcement of acupressure protocol and techniques 
    • Further use of Association points and addition of Alarm points 
    • A Participant Letter providing directions to the clinic facility, suggested area hotels and clinic logistics will be emailed approximately 3 months prior to the class.
  • PetMassage Foundation Level Program

    February 21, 2019 - February 25, 2019 @ 
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    PetMassage Foundation Level Program

    The PetMassage Foundation Level Program gives you the training to create a successful canine massage practice, business and career. The skills you learn in this program will prepare you for providing massage for house pets, service dogs, sport dogs, dogs in a veterinary setting, and dogs in rehab.

    This program includes massage skills specifically for dogs, dog handling in the context of a massage session, body mechanics (for you), basic dog anatomy, and a guide/marketing course to create your canine massage business. While some parts of your training can be completed at home, the hands-on-dogs instruction needs to be personalized for you, optimizing your intuitive abilities and personal style.

    Your hands-on one-on-one instruction is in a 5-day on-site workshop intensive at PetMassage. Combine this personalized instruction with original PetMassage texts and tests, videos, two mini-workshops, research resources, home- study courses, and complimentary continued mentoring for the duration of your practice, and you have a comprehensive, total training program. This is everything you need to embark on a competent and successful canine massage practice.

    Canine Massage Techniques Included:

    • PetMassage Positional Release (myo-fascial) 
    • Stretching 
    • Friction 
    • Lymphatic Drainage 
    • Palliative Care 
    • Joint Mobilization 
    • Bone Density Movement 

    Workshop Includes Two Mini-workshops:

    • Body mechanics/gait improvement for the Canine Massage Practitioner 
    • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner 

    Home Study Courses Include:

    • Basic Anatomy of the Dog 
    • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner 
    • Creating and Marketing Your Animal Massage Business 

    Credential

    Upon completion of the PetMassage Foundation Level Program, you will be a Certified PetMassage Practitioner.

    The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program earns 100 CEUs and combined with the Advanced Level’s 100 CEUs, qualifies students and prepares them for the NBCAAM Test for Small Animal Massage National Certification.

    Program Fee:  $2000.00 (includes workshop, all texts and tests, home-study courses, two mini-workshops, a research project and complimentary mentoring throughout your career.)

    Learn More>> https://petmassage.com/petmassage-workshops/petmassage-foundation-level-program/

  • Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop

    February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop 
     
    4 Hour on-site workshop.

    The Body Mechanics workshop will help you transform the way you move. When you move more comfortably you will interact with dogs with increased balance, stability and confidence.

    Our dogs are very aware of how we are feeling. Any limp, slouch, and imbalance in your gait signals them that you are not completely available for them. When you move in balance and ease, you feel more alive. Moreover, your dog will be relieved to know that you are well and happy. The dogs will entrain with your improved posture, gait and breathing.

    New concepts in neural- and vestibular brain science will get your body moving in grace and comfort.

    • Identify where your balance and gait may need some modifications 
    • Learn science-based drills to get “back in balance.” 

    Note: This workshop is held on a Thursday, the first day of each Foundation Level Workshop.

    Fee: When taken on its own, this workshop is $99.

    Register Now:  https://petmassage.com/store/02-21-2019-body-and-gait-mechanics-for-petmassage-practitioners/

  • Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop

    February 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop 

    4 Hour on-site workshop, PetMassage Institute. 

    The concepts and dog handling skills in this course will enable you to be more confident working with many dog breeds, temperaments, and situations. From the beginning of a dog massage session, you must develop an understanding with the dog so that both of you feel safe and heard.

    Learn safe and appropriate ways to interact with dogs, whether they are compliant, fearful, anxious, willful, reactive, threatening, in discomfort, stiff, overweight, or just big, during each phase of a PetMassage™ session.

    This hands-on workshop focuses on

    • body language/communication skills leadership 
    • and body mechanics for your safety and the dog’s comfort. 

    Fee: When taken on its own, this workshop is $99. 

    Register Now: 02/22 (2019) Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop

    Included:

    60-minute Streaming Video / Download: Dog Handling in Canine Massage, Yoga Consciousness 

    Register Now:  https://petmassage.com/event/confident-dog-handling-for-petmassage-practitioners-workshop-february-22-2019/

  • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute - Intro to Equine Acupressure (Hertfordshire, UK)

    March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019 @ 
    Hertfordshire, UK

    Intro to Equine Acupressure (Hertfordshire, UK)

    Course: Introduction to Equine Acupressure
    Location: Hertfordshire, UK
    Date: March 16 & 17, 2019

    Time: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

    Instructor: Heather Richardson, Animal Acupressure Practitioner

    Course Level: Introductory

    Prerequisites: Recommend completion of Online Course, Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine

    The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure.

    Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:

    • Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories 
    • 4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice 
    • Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques 
    • Association points - location, assessment and energetics 
    • Source points - location, assessment and energetics 
    • Acupressure session, assessment, point selection & practice 
    • Case studies 
    • e-Class manual covering all of the above and more 
    • Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best. 

    A Participant Letter providing directions to the clinic facility, suggested area hotels and clinic logistics will be emailed approximately 2 months prior to the class.

    Learn More>>> http://www.animalacupressure.com/index.htm

  • TCVM Tongue Assessment and TCVM Pulse Palpation

    March 17, 2019
    PetMassage, Ltd., 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    TCVM Tongue Assessment and TCVM Pulse Palpation

    How much do you know about TCVM, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine? Do you know how to apply aspects of TCVM in your dog massage?

    Acupressure points and meridians are not all there is to know in the complex practice of TCVM. Two of the Four Pillars of TCVM Diagnosis are Tongue Assessment and Pulse Palpation.

    Would you like to look at your dog’s tongue and use what you see in your assessment and application of massage. You can when you know what to look for!

    Would you like to be able to get a real time validation of how the dog is processing your massage? You can get the feedback you need by reading the textures of pulses! http://www.itmonline.org/arts/pulse.htm

    Chinese medicine uses the tongue to interpret health
    The tongue is one of the most important diagnostic areas in ancient medical traditions. What makes the tongue such a great diagnostic tool? Your tongue, containing water, electrolytes, mucus, and enzymes, is a very sensitive organ and its appearance changes with many physical changes in the body. In Chinese medicine, the tongue is a “map” of the internal body. Like the face, the tongue is divided into five-element zones that correspond to your internal organ networks.

    Workshop instructor: Eva Groesbeck, DVM. I recently attended one of her lectures and I am very impressed with her knowledge and skills in TCM. Eva has taken one PetMassage (the WaterWork, Canine Aquatic Massage) workshop. Her approach and our philosophy are highly simpatico. The skills Eva will teach will perfectly complement the Advanced Level curriculum and enhance your palpation skills whatever your level of expertise. You’ll apply them in every canine massage!

    We are thrilled to offer this one-day class focusing on these two techniques.

    This workshop is open to DVMs, RVTs, and graduates of all schools’ canine massage programs.

    The fee for this class is just $200 (10% less with IAAMB/ACWT membership).

    Register Now: https://petmassage.com/event/tcvm-tongue-assessment-and-tcvm-pulse-palpation-march-17-2019/

  • PetMassage Advanced Level Program

    March 17, 2019 - March 22, 2019 @ 
    PetMassage, Ltd., 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    PetMassage Advanced Level Program

    This workshop focuses on expanding your canine massage practice with instruction in the

    • Energy systems of dogs: indications and applications of balancing and aligning
    • Advanced myofascial release
    • Neural positional release
    • Positional release of significant trigger points
    • Stretching
    • Palliative care
    • Functional medical terminology vocabulary to work with veterinarians
    • Functional pathology for a more comprehensive private practice and veterinary rehabilitation support
    • Business and marketing support to enhance your private practice

    This Program Includes 2 Home Study Courses

    • Medical Terminology, Canine Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology for the Canine Massage 

    Practitioner: These are the essential terms and conditions you need to know for a successful canine massage practice, especially working with a veterinary rehabilitation practice.

    • PetMassage™ Energy Work with Dogs: Learn to assess and influence the magnificent body language and body wisdom of the dog

    The on-site hands-on workshop is 6-days and runs Sunday through Friday

    • TVCM Tongue Evaluation and Pulse Palpation,with instructor Dr Eva Groesbeck
    • Advanced Physical Palpation
    • Energetic palpation
    • PetMassage Energy Work practical applications
    • Chakra balancing
    • Vortex boosting
    • Physical rebalancing with the Pain Drain
    • Kinesiology, muscle testing
    • Stretching for sport dogs
    • Stretching in rehabilitation
    • Positional myo-fascial release, indications and applications
    • PetMassage interpretations of TCM Meridian connecting
    • PetMassage interpretations and applications of specific TCM Acupressure points
    • Braces: Massaging a rehab dog in a brace

    The PetMassage™ Advanced Level Program earns 100 CEUs and combined with the Foundation Level’s 100 CEUs, qualifies students and prepares them for the NBCAAM Test for Small Animal Massage National Certification.

    Prerequisite: completion of the PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program.

    Program Fee: $2400.00 (Includes 6-day hands-on workshop, home study courses, all texts and tests, and on-going complimentary mentoring)

    Learn More>>> https://petmassage.com/petmassage-advanced-level-program/

  • Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute - Introduction to Equine Acupressure (Woodstock, IL)

    April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019 @ 
    Kilmore, VIC Australia

    Time: Approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.  

    Instructor: Kathi Soukup, NCTMB, LMT of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

    Course Level: Introductory

    Prerequisites: Recommend completion of Online Course, Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine

    The Introductory course offers you the ability to perform a complete acupressure session protocol and gives you an understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts and theories underlying acupressure.

    Specific theory and hands on practice study includes:

    • Yin/ Yang and 5-Element Theories 
    • 4 - Examinations - Demonstration and practice 
    • Acupressure protocol - Opening, Point work and Closing techniques 
    • Association points - location, assessment and energetics 
    • Source points - location, assessment and energetics 
    • Acupressure session, assessment, point selection & practice 
    • Case studies 
    • e-Class manual covering all of the above and more 
    • Since Acupressure is based on TCM, we will explore this ancient science and guide you in learning how to help your animals feel their best. 

    A Participant Letter providing directions to the clinic facility, suggested area hotels and clinic logistics will be emailed approximately 3 months prior to the class.

    Learn More>>> http://www.animalacupressure.com/index.htm

  • PetMassage Foundation Level Program

    April 25, 2019 - April 29, 2019 @ 
    PetMassage, Ltd., 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    PetMassage Foundation Level Program

    The PetMassage Foundation Level Program gives you the training to create a successful canine massage practice, business and career. The skills you learn in this program will prepare you for providing massage for house pets, service dogs, sport dogs, dogs in a veterinary setting, and dogs in rehab.

    This program includes massage skills specifically for dogs, dog handling in the context of a massage session, body mechanics (for you), basic dog anatomy, and a guide/marketing course to create your canine massage business. While some parts of your training can be completed at home, the hands-on-dogs instruction needs to be personalized for you, optimizing your intuitive abilities and personal style.

    Your hands-on one-on-one instruction is in a 5-day on-site workshop intensive at PetMassage. Combine this personalized instruction with original PetMassage texts and tests, videos, two mini-workshops, research resources, home- study courses, and complimentary continued mentoring for the duration of your practice, and you have a comprehensive, total training program. This is everything you need to embark on a competent and successful canine massage practice.

    Canine Massage Techniques Included:

    • PetMassage Positional Release (myo-fascial) 
    • Stretching 
    • Friction 
    • Lymphatic Drainage 
    • Palliative Care 
    • Joint Mobilization 
    • Bone Density Movement 

    Workshop Includes Two Mini-workshops:

    • Body mechanics/gait improvement for the Canine Massage Practitioner 
    • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner 

    Home Study Courses Include:

    • Basic Anatomy of the Dog 
    • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine Massage Practitioner 
    • Creating and Marketing Your Animal Massage Business 

    Credential

    Upon completion of the PetMassage Foundation Level Program, you will be a Certified PetMassage Practitioner.

    The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program earns 100 CEUs and combined with the Advanced Level’s 100 CEUs, qualifies students and prepares them for the NBCAAM Test for Small Animal Massage National Certification.

    Program Fee:  $2000.00 (includes workshop, all texts and tests, home-study courses, two mini-workshops, a research project and complimentary mentoring throughout your career.)

    Learn More>> https://petmassage.com/petmassage-workshops/petmassage-foundation-level-program/

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