March 28, 2015

Preferred Educational Providers

The following schools are Preferred Educational Providers and provide training in forms of Animal Massage/Acupressure/Bodywork/Energy work (to become a Preferred Educational Provider, click here):

  • Abundant Life Massage, Inc.
    At Abundant Life Massage & Education, we believe that hands' on techniques require hands' on education to ensure safety for the pets being massaging and confidence in the students who are mastering these techniques. We are proud to be one of the training programs in the nation that offers a hands-on, 100-hour, NCBTMB/IAAMB approved Canine Massage Therapy Certification program designed by a licensed educator/licensed massage therapist. Coming, 2013... Canine Massage Therapy Certification Level 2! This 100 hour program will prepare students to take the NCEAAM - National Certification Exam for Animal Acupressure and Massage.
    Florida Board of Massage Therapy CE Broker Instructor #85-1823278
    MA#35953, WI#2466-146, MM#23426, NCBTMB Approved Provider #451463-10
    665 S. Orange Ave., Suite #8
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    Phone: 941-554-6789
  • Animal Spirit Healing & Education® Network
    Animal Spirit Education Network (ASN) is the premier school for Animal Communication training, offering a Professional Mastery Program as well as a Personal Enrichment Program. Our courses are taught by experts in this growing field and provide rich hands-on, comprehensive skills training for professional animal communicators and anyone passionate about deepening their bond with animals and nature.
    Kristin Hadley Thompson - Managing Director
    P.O. Box 172
    Newfane, NY 14108
    Phone: 716-778-6233
  • Brandenburg Massage Therapy
    Brandenburg Massage Therapy offers a 4 day intensive hands on training and certification program in both Canine massage therapy and equine massage therapy. This program features small class sizes (no more than 3 students per session) and the maximum individual instruction. The course includes instruction in basic anatomy, physiology and muscle function, ethics and business development. Beginning in June 2012, a distant learning program for canine massage therapy (certification) is also being offered.
    610 Hickory St.
    Martins Ferry, OH 43935
    Phone: 740-633-6639 or 740-359-4009
  • Escent-Oil Balance
    Offering a 97 hour Certified Animal Raindrop Practitioner program and a 210 hour Instructor program in Animal Raindrop Technique. These trainings are hands-on with class size limited to allow for adequate supervision. Established in 2010, Escent-Oil Balance is the only school to provide professional training and certification in the application of therapeutic grade essential oils through the Animal Raindrop Technique. This certification process is also recognized by CARE Int'l and The Natural Therapies Certification Board.
    Mailing Address: 37905 Wiggins Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445
    Phone: 979-826-8636
    Fax: 979-826-8424
  • International Center for Anthrohippology (InCAh) LLC
    The International Center for Anthrohippology (InCAh) LLC is home to Symmetria™ Equine Bioenergetics and to Equissage Texas LLC. InCAh offers classes and certification in equine massage; advanced equine bodywork classes in Symmetria™ BioEnergetics; private consultation on Symmetria™ for equines, companion animals, and livestock; and classes in Anthrohippology (Cultural Studies in Human/Horse Interaction). Symmetria™ is an holistic animal stress reduction strategy combining acupressure, essential oil therapy, and magnetic therapy. Symmetria™ BioEnergetics provides comfort and relaxation, improves circulation, and may aid recovery time by stimulating the body's natural healing mechanisms. This therapy may be especially beneficial in times of high stress, whether veterinary, farrier, chiropractic, confinement situations, or travel and performance environments. For more information and to register for classes, see Equissage Texas has provided training for Equine Sports Massage Therapists since 2008. Sara Jude Berry is the only certified instructor of Equissage in the State of Texas. Graduating students gain certification as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist (CESMT).
    Director: Sara Jude Berry, PhD
    Mailing Address: PO Box 4004, Bergheim, Texas 78004
    Phone: 210-710-3019
  • La Paw Spas Academy of Canine Aquatic Studies
    Offering a 50 hour and 100 hour certification program in canine water therapy. These training opportunities are completely hands on. Fully committed to sharing all that she has learned, Cindy Horsfall of La Paw Spa offers enthusiastic support, insight and a wealth of personal experience to anyone wishing to learn more about the wonderful world of canine hydrotherapy.
    Mailing Address: 325 E Washington Street #237 – Sequim, WA 98382
    Campus: 261043 Highway 101 – Sequim, WA 98382
    Phone: 425-222-9663 / 360-582-9663
    Fax: 360-681-8440
  • Northwest School of Animal Massage
    Established in 2001, the Northwest School of Animal Massage is the only school to provide professional training in maintenance, performance and rehabilitation massage for both small and large animals. NWSAM is also the exclusive provider of Manual Ligament Therapy™ training for both the equine and canine. Our blended learning programs combine online training with hands-on resident practicums in 15 locations across North America and overseas. Financing and military spouse funding are available. For more information please contact us today. At the Northwest School of Animal Massage the Future is in Your Hands.
    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 670, Fall City, WA 98024
    Phone: 1-877-836-3703 | Local: 206-463-1425
    Fax: 206-463-1459
  • Ojai School of Massage
    Ojai School of Canine Massage offers both a 150-hour Canine Massage Distance Education Program and Small Animal Massage Program 200 Hours- (100 Hours Onsite/100 Hours Distance Education). The distance study program includes live Skype visits with the instructor and requires a onsite or Skype visit at the end of the course to demonstrate techniques learned.

    Ojai School of Canine Massage specialize in a variety of clinical massage modalities: myofascial release, trigger point therapy, TTouch, Shiatsu, Pilates for dogs, acupressure, therapeutic stretching and gait assessment.

    Ojai School of Canine Massage has been in business for 16+ years. The Instructor for our Canine programs, Nick Scott, has been a massage therapist 30 years and has been teaching all aspects of canine massage for the last 12 years. In addition Nick Scott produced their Therapeutic Holistic dog massage video which is available on Amazon.

    Nick J. Scott, LMT, Instructor
    406 South Signal St.
    Ojai, CA 93023
    Phone: 805-640-9798
  • PetMassage, LTD.
    PetMassage™. Training and Research Institute is dedicated to excellence in the development, growth and training of canine PetMassage™. A pioneer in the field of canine massage, PetMassage™ is accredited by the NCBTMB (since 2000) to offer continuing education credits for its coursework for human massage therapists and the IAAMB/ACWT to offer continuing education credits for its coursework for animal massage practitioners. Since its establishment in 1997, PetMassage™ has held over 250 week long, professional level canine massage workshops and provided distance learning training for thousands more pet parents to learn to massage their dogs at home. PetMassage™ offers twol levels of professional level workshop training: Foundation level PetMassage™ (100 contact hours) and Advanced PetMassage™ (100 contact hours). These workshops include on-site hands-on instruction, with instructor and founder, Jonathan Rudinger, and distance learning modules in canine anatomy and marketing. The hands-on modules of each of the workshops are conducted at the PetMassage™ school in Toledo, Ohio, a 2000 square foot facility. PetMassage™ also has publishes instructional books and DVDs for the canine massage enthusiast, children's afterschool and scout programs, dog trainers and the veterinary healthcare industry. For more information visit and please contact
    2950 Douglas Rd.
    Toledo, OH 43606
    Phone: 1-800-779-1001
    Fax: 419-475-4425
  • Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure & Massage
    Mailing Address: PO Box 1470 Elizabeth, CO 80107
    Campuses: Elizabeth, Longmont, and Cape Coral, FL
    Phone: 303-660-9390 / 1-866-903-6462
    Fax: 303-379-4494
    Our mission is to promote and enhance the well-being of animals around the world through responsible and comprehensive educational programming, classes and certificate programs.
    Founded in 2003, Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure Massage (RMSAAM) one of the first schools to become approved and regulated for offering technical continuing education credits Veterinary Professionals Registry of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Medical Education (RAIVE) Provider # 2013-4: RMSAAM offers on-site certificate programs in Canine and Equine Acupressure and Massage, as well as, elective courses: Reiki, Animal Communication, PetTech CPR, Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Animals. Correspondence certificate programs are also available in Canine Massage and Acupressure. Financing options available!
    All RMSAAM faculty members are educated professionals with extensive training, fieldwork and teaching experience. All of our instructors are required to obtain professional teaching credentialing by the state of Colorado. Each teacher brings their own experiences and approach to the classroom, while abiding by RMSAAM's strict set of teaching standards and curriculum, to create a dynamic environment, consistent program, and the highest of standards for our profession.
    RMSAAM has two locations at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and one in Florida. All campuses are inspirational settings for learning the art of massage and acupressure for animals. RMSAAM is approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools and approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #719; Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Approved Provider #50-11390; Registry of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Medical Education (RAIVE) Provider # 2013-4: Offering Technical Continuing Education Credits for Veterinary Professionals.
    We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of practice in the industry. For this reason, students seek out our program from around the country and around the world. For the animal lover or professional, RMSAAM is your school for success.