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  • PetMassage Advanced Level Program

    March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020 @ 
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    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 5-days and runs Monday through Friday

    • 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
    • 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: $2200.00 (Includes 6-day hands-on workshop, home study courses, all texts and tests.

    Learn More>>>

  • PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program

    April 23, 2020 - April 27, 2020 @ 

    5-Day Workshop. Thursday-Monday. 

    PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program is therapeutic and beneficial for dogs; joyful, relaxing, and rewarding for Certified PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Practitioners.

    Indications and benefits of Canine Aquatic Massage

    • Toning
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Weight loss
    • Rehabilitation in a non-weight bearing environment
    • Enhancing movement
    • Respiratory and cardio exercise
    • Lymphatic drainage
    • Confidence building,
    • And it’s an enjoyable activity that dog’s love.

    Working in water is very unlike dry PetMassage. The skills are different. The pool environment offers possibilities unlike any other water or dry modality. The water and the warmth magnify and exaggerate the therapeutic value of every movement. Each session becomes a joyous dance of wellness and fun.

    Imagine yourself shoulder deep in a large heated pool, holding a dog, suspended in water. You guide the dog’s body in your arms in a set of movements across the surface of the water. You feel how the water drags and drifts the dog’s coat and body. Imagine the dynamics, flexibility, and therapeutic value that this dog is getting while being moved about in the clean, warm water. In your hands, the dog relaxes. With each of your steps and turns, the dog’s skin, coat, and musculoskeletal structures float into and away from each other. Restrictions from holding patterns, both acute and chronic, can release.

    In the PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program you will learn

    Context, indications and contraindications

    • Value 
    • Vocabulary
    • Movement skills
    • PetMassage™ Aquatic Massage techniques with dogs
    • Body mechanics
    • Safety in dog handling
    • Pool selection and operation
    • Legal practices
    • Basic canine anatomy (Home study course)
    • form refinement
    • body mechanics refinement
    • additional applications for aquatic canine massage
    • incorporating dry PetMassage skills and techniques to dogs in the water
    • advanced elements, sequences and protocols
    • and experiencing the joy of working with dogs and advanced level fellow colleagues in and with the water.

    Workshop Fee: $2600.00 (Includes all texts and home study courses) 

    Included:

    • Basic Anatomy of the Dog Home study Course
    • Dog Handling in Canine Massage video download
    • PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Manual (provided on site)

    Learn More>>>

  • PetMassage Foundation Level Program

    June 18, 2020 - June 22, 2020 @ 
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

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

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

    Your hands-on one-on-one instruction is in a 5-dayon-site workshop intensive at PetMassage. Combine this personalized instructionwith original PetMassage texts and tests, videos, one mini-workshop, researchresources, home- study courses, and complimentary continued mentoring for theduration of your practice, and you have a comprehensive, total trainingprogram. This is everything you need to embark on a competent and successfulcanine massage practice.

     Canine Massage Techniques Included:

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

     Workshop Includes One Mini-workshop: 

    • Confident Dog Handling for the Canine MassagePractitioner  

    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 LevelProgram, you will be a Certified PetMassage Practitioner.

    The PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program earns 100 CEUsand combined with the Advanced Level’s 100 CEUs, qualifies students andprepares them for the NBCAAM Test for Small Animal Massage NationalCertification.

    Program Fee: $2000.00 (includes workshop, all texts andtests, home-study courses, one mini-workshop and a research project.)

    Learn more>>>

  • Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage Practitioners Workshop

    June 19, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

     4 Hour on-site workshop.

    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.

  • PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program

    July 23, 2020 - July 27, 2020 @ 
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    5-Day Workshop. Thursday-Monday. 

    PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program is therapeutic and beneficial for dogs; joyful, relaxing, and rewarding for Certified PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Practitioners.

    Indications and benefits of Canine Aquatic Massage

    • Toning
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Weight loss
    • Rehabilitation in a non-weight bearing environment
    • Enhancing movement
    • Respiratory and cardio exercise
    • Lymphatic drainage
    • Confidence building,
    • And it’s an enjoyable activity that dog’s love.

    Working in water is very unlike dry PetMassage. The skills are different. The pool environment offers possibilities unlike any other water or dry modality. The water and the warmth magnify and exaggerate the therapeutic value of every movement. Each session becomes a joyous dance of wellness and fun.

    Imagine yourself shoulder deep in a large heated pool, holding a dog, suspended in water. You guide the dog’s body in your arms in a set of movements across the surface of the water. You feel how the water drags and drifts the dog’s coat and body. Imagine the dynamics, flexibility, and therapeutic value that this dog is getting while being moved about in the clean, warm water. In your hands, the dog relaxes. With each of your steps and turns, the dog’s skin, coat, and musculoskeletal structures float into and away from each other. Restrictions from holding patterns, both acute and chronic, can release.

    In the PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program you will learn

    Context, indications and contraindications

    • Value 
    • Vocabulary
    • Movement skills
    • PetMassage™ Aquatic Massage techniques with dogs
    • Body mechanics
    • Safety in dog handling
    • Pool selection and operation
    • Legal practices
    • Basic canine anatomy (Home study course)
    • form refinement
    • body mechanics refinement
    • additional applications for aquatic canine massage
    • incorporating dry PetMassage skills and techniques to dogs in the water
    • advanced elements, sequences and protocols
    • and experiencing the joy of working with dogs and advanced level fellow colleagues in and with the water.

    Workshop Fee: $2600.00 (Includes all texts and home study courses) 

    Included:

    • Basic Anatomy of the Dog Home study Course
    • Dog Handling in Canine Massage video download
    • PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Manual (provided on site)

    Learn More>>>  

  • PetMassage Foundation Level

    August 13, 2020 - August 17, 2020 @ 
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    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, 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, one mini-workshop, 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 One Mini-workshop: 

    • 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, one mini-workshop and a research project.)

    Learn more>>>

  • Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage Practitioners Workshop

    August 14, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

     

    4 Hour on-site workshop.

    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.

  • PetMassage Advanced Level Program

    September 14, 2020 - September 18, 2020 @ 
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

    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 5-days and runs Monday through Friday

    • 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
    • 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: $2200.00 (Includes 6-day hands-on workshop, home study courses, all texts and tests.

    Learn More>>>

  • Ojai School of Canine Massage

    September 16, 2020 - September 19, 2020 @ 
    Ojai School Of Canine Massage, CA-33, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Onsite and Online Canine Massage Courses-

    On-Site Class Date: September 6-19, 2020 (No class on Sunday, Sept. 13)

    The Ojai School of Canine Massage is a NBCAAM and IAAMB approved school offering both a 250-hour Onsite Canine Massage Certification Program (100 onsite hours and 150 online hours) and a 250-hour Online Canine Massage Certification Program. 

    Our goal is to provide professional training, of the highest quality, in Canine Massage Therapy. Our comprehensive courses are designed to provide each student with the most current information available in the field of Canine Massage. We prepare our students to enter the workforce as professional certified Canine Massage Therapists. 

    Our programs offer training for pet lovers, groomers, dog walkers, Vet Techs, private practice, and those interested in working with animals. Classes are limited in size, allowing for a more personalized educational experience. Our classes provide, first and foremost, an environment of safety and well being (emotional and physical) for both our animal clients as well as their guardians. From here, we offer a comprehensive education in Canine Massage including Anatomy/Physiology, Meditation, Swedish massage, Acupressure, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point therapy, TTouch, Sports massage, Energy work, and more. 

    Classes are taught by Nick J. Scott, Co-founder and Instructor of the Ojai School of Canine Massage for more than 18 years. He created and is featured in his Instructional DVD, Therapeutic Holistic Dog Massage. 

    ** We welcome you to visit our website www.ojaischoolofmassage.com and/or call us at (805) 640-9798 for more information. We look forward to speaking with you!

  • Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage Practitioners Workshop 

    October 6, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    PetMassage Training & Research Institute, 2950 Douglas Rd, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

     4 Hour on-site workshop.

    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.

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