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  • Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage - Equine Massage Level 2

    April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019 @ 
    Littleton, CO, USA

    Equine Massage Level 2

    Learn more>>> https://www.rmsaam.com/ 

  • Wolds Equine Rehabilitation & Training

    April 24, 2019
    Equiclass Equestrian Centre Small End Road , Friskney PE22 8PF

    Accredited Equine Massage Practical days to complement their home studies. On these days’ students have demonstrations and hands on experience with varied massage strokes and techniques for equine massage. Fun and informal days with plenty of information, handouts, demos and much more! Link below with dates and venues.

    Learn more>>> www.equinemassagecareers.co.uk

  • 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/

  • Body and Gait Mechanics for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop

    April 25, 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/event/body-and-gait-mechanics-for-petmassage-practitioners-workshop-april-25-2019/

  • Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop

    April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Confident Dog Handling for PetMassage™ Practitioners Workshop 

    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. 

    Register Now: https://petmassage.com/store/confident-dog-handling-for-petmassage-practitioners-workshop/

    Included:

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

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

    April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ 
    Soulful Prairies, 4706 Alden Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098, USA

    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

  • Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage - Equine Massage Level 3

    April 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019 @ 
    Littleton, CO, USA

    Equine Massage Level 3

    Learn more>>> https://www.rmsaam.com/ 

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

    May 1, 2019 - May 4, 2019 @ 
    Littleton, CO, USA

    Canine Massage Level 1
    Learn more>>> https://www.rmsaam.com/ 

  • Wolds Equine Rehabilitation & Training

    May 4, 2019
    Cloughfields Equestrian Centre, Clough Fields, Sheffield S10 5PY, UK

    Accredited Equine Massage Practical days to complement their home studies. On these days’ students have demonstrations and hands on experience with varied massage strokes and techniques for equine massage. Fun and informal days with plenty of information, handouts, demos and much more! Link below with dates and venues.

    Learn more>>> www.equinemassagecareers.co.uk

  • Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Programs 1 and 2

    May 6, 2019 - May 11, 2019 @ 
    The Dog Dive, LLC, 1613 Riverview Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA

    Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Programs 1 and 2 

    6-Day Workshop. Monday through Saturday. 

    PetMassage WaterWork is therapeutic and beneficial for dogs; joyful, relaxing, and rewarding for Certified PetMassage WaterWork 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 Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 1 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)

    Canine Aquatic Massage, PetMassage WaterWork™ Program 2

    This workshop is designed to expand your skill set, confidence, and comfort working with dogs in warm water.

    Course content is focused on

    • 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

    www.petmassae.com 

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