More and more animal owners are seeking non-invasive, drug free treatments for their dogs and cats. Offering animal massage, kinesiology taping, craniosacral therapy and body alignment out of your practice will allow these owners to utilize these techniques in addition to traditional veterinary treatments and under your guidance.
Generate more income into your practice by offering animal bodywork services!
Our courses are completely online, allowing yourself and/or your technicians to complete the courses from any location. Our courses can be started at any time and they never expire, so you can work at your own pace and will always have access to the course content.
Our courses are approved through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB) and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA).
Services to Consider Offering:
Many of your clients already experience the benefits of massage therapy first hand and naturally begin to wonder if their canine and feline companions can benefit from it as well. The answer is yes! Massage therapy can help restore proper range of motion, decrease pain and tightness and improve gait. Our online massage certification courses will teach your staff how to evaluate animals and perform massage techniques such as Swedish, Myofascial Release, Acupressure and Gua Sha.
Kinesiology tape is growing as a popular modality not only for human patients, but animals as well. A recent study published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science demonstrated a reduction in swelling in horses that were taped using kinesiology tape (the inflammation reduction taping) following arthroscopic tibia-patellofemoral surgery. Kinesiology tape has also been shown clinically to improve an animal's gait and reduce the pain sensation. Our courses will teach you how to properly handle, cut and apply the tape.
Craniosacral therapy is a bodywork technique that addresses the craniosacral rhythm which is found in all animals. This rhythm is similar to the animal's heartbeat, but is a result of the pumping of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) rather than blood through the heart. The CSF nourishes the Central Nervous System (CNS) and changes in its flow can directly impact it. CSF flows from the skull of the animal (cranium), down the spinal cord to the sacrum (hence the name craniosacral). Craniosacral therapists can enhance and correct the flow of CSF through specific techniques and protocols.
You and your staff can learn how to align the vertebral segments of dogs and cats utilizing our Animal Neuro-myofascial Release (ANMR) Technique. This technique utilizes a tool to provide a safe, gentle and effective impulse into the spinal segments and soft tissues of animals to neurologically "re-set" the area. ANMR has shown to clinically reduce pain and symptoms associated with disc bulges, arthritis, soft tissue injuries and more.
Interested in offering multiple techniques?
Dr. Angelique Barbara is the founder of Angel's Animals LLC, a company that has developed online animal bodywork courses for both owners and professionals. Dr. Barbara's unique teaching style along with the dynamic layout of the courses allows people of different educational backgrounds from all over the world to benefit from her knowledge.