I discovered Canine Massage when my puppy started having difficulty standing up. A veterinarian diagnosed elbow and hip joint issues and recommended surgery. Surgery sounded so extreme for an eight month old puppy, especially since it was not guaranteed to provide a life long solution. I began investigating other options to help her live a pain free, active life. In addition to changing her diet, I wanted to try Canine Massage. I purchased a DVD, massaged my dog, and became instantly convinced that it would assist her. After a week of regular massages, she was running everywhere, getting up easier, appeared pain free, and was much happier.
With such a quick change in her behavior and attitude, I decided to attend an accredited canine massage school, regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. I had over 300 hours of study in canine anatomy, organ systems, kinesiology, acupressure and aromatherapy. I am now a Certified Canine Massage Therapist in Therapeutic and Maintenance (CTMT) Massage, Sports Massage (CSMT), and a Senior Massage Specialist (SCMT).
Previously, I earned a bachelor's degree in Biology and Master's Degree in the Natural Science field. Studying canine anatomy built on my previous education. My background in science, anatomy, and pathology provides a sound understanding of the anatomical benefits of massage, acupressure, and stretching, and the best techniques to address each issue. I can communicate with your veterinarian on a professional level, speaking the same anatomy and location terminology.
As a scientist with the highest ethical standards, and through my personal and professional canine massage experiences I believe that canine massage will greatly benefit your dog, whether they require a treatment plan that compliments your veterinarian’s recommendations or just need a relaxing massage experience.
Labeling Sembla's Major Muscle Groups at Massage School