October 25, 2016

Welcome to the IAAMB/ACWT

The Association was founded as a forum for animal massage and bodywork professionals to network and support each other. Our members share a common goal of advancing the field of animal massage and bodywork.

The IAAMB/ACWT encourages dialog among the schools and schools of thought within the field of animal massage and bodywork.

We have a state-of-the-art member directory, including a world map of all our members.
IAAMB Member Map
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Through our educational conferences, publications and strong internet presence we enhance understanding and professional acceptance of the animal directed disciplines of massage, acupressure, Reiki, polarity, sound/music, healing touch, flower essence, aromatherapy, color and light therapies, and animal communication.

With increased understanding and communication the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork / Association of Canine Water Therapy enhances each of the many aspects and practices of animal care.


  • promotes international recognition and accreditation for our profession
  • supports and works for legislation that enables member providers to practice their skills with animals legally
  • is a forum for animal massage and bodywork professionals to network and support each other
  • provides a platform for professional mentoring
  • hosts national and regional educational conferences for open exchange of information
  • documents and publishes legal requirements and limitations by state and country, as available
  • provides this website and lists association members in a regional referral guide
  • offers Preferred Educational Provider accreditation
  • offers preferred educational provider school listings
  • advertises continuing education courses
  • offers free reciprocal links
  • provides secure, members only chat room
  • publishes quarterly newsletters, available on-line and in hard copy
  • educates the general public about benefits of massage and bodywork for animals
  • venue for promoting and marketing member produced instructional media

Join Us Today!

 There are four levels for membership:

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

Membership is open to everyone who is a student of massage and bodywork on animals and practitioners who have 100 hours of animal massage and bodywork training. We invite you to become involved in the growth and development of our industry. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome. Learn more.