October 21, 2016

Animal Massage and Bodywork Research

The PetMassage™ Training & Research Institute now offers research opportunities through independent study courses, and is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as continuing education provider #285813-00, The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and The Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

CEs available.

Current Research Studies for participation:

At a recent conference, we discussed the importance of developing a cache of research studies on the effect of massage and bodywork on animals and their care givers. The more completed studies we have, even if they are small ones, the more credibility we establish. The IAAMB/ACWT will publish your studies and create a library to catalogue and organize them.

The following link to a suggested form for a research study was created by the PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute. Jonathan Rudinger, your IAAMB President, will be happy to help you in any way he can.

Project PM R1:

A study of the effects of PetMassage™ therapy on the quality of movement and stress levels in post surgery dogs. Download the Research Study Outline for more information.


Join Us Today!

 There are four levels for membership:

  • Educator Preferred Provider
  • Individual Professional member
  • Individual Professional IAAMB + ACWT member
  • Student member

Membership is open to everyone who practices massage and bodywork on animals. We invite you to become involved in the growth and development of our industry. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome. Learn more.