The following schools offer certification courses in animal massage, other forms of bodywork and related topics. Many of them also offer on-line classes, workshops and other educational resources. See individual descriptions and links below for more information.
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Note: Your state may regulate the profession of animal massage. If licensing is required, certification is only part of the process. Start by checking the regulations in your state.
Schools (listed alphabetically)
The Amassage Method™: Certification program for Equine Massage/Biomechanics and Rehab Strategies for EPM, Cold and Sway back, Arthritis and Under Saddle Thereapy. Contact Beverly Brady, 812-756-4796, email@example.com or visit them on the web.
Canine and Equine Structural Integration: Canine and Equine courses offered in Colorado and various other locations.
Caninology and Equinology: Canine and Equine courses offered in CA, VA, MI, TX, IA and other US locations as well as affiliate schools offering courses in the UK, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
The Equine Natural Movement School: Train in Equine Structural Integration. Small classes on an organic farm, in southern Washington. 360-687-8384
Integrated Touch Therapy, Inc.: Canine, Feline and Equine massage and related modalities, in small classes on a farm near Columbus, OH. Call 1-800-251-0007 or visit them on the web.
Northwest School of Animal Massage: Large Animal and Small Animal courses offered at various locations in the US and Canada, including Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, British Columbia. On-line courses also available.
Ojai School of Massage: Small Animal and Equine Massage courses offered in southern California.
Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage: Courses in Equine, Canine and Large and Small Animal Acupressure offered on site in Colorado and Florida, or by correspondence.
Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute: Equine and Small Animal courses offered around the US, Canada, Australia, England and Israel and on-line.