I became a certified Canine Massage Practitioner (CMP) in 2013 and am one of only a few in Nanaimo and the surrounding area. I have been continuing to study canine massage through Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) on Vashon Island, Washington. My other certifications include Canine Performance (Sports and Working Dogs) Massage and Canine Rehabilitation Massage, and specializations in Stress Point Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy and Manual Ligament Therapy™. (Manual Ligament Therapy for Animals™is the newest, ground-breaking osteopathic massage technique, and NWSAM is the exclusive provider of training.)
I received my 1st and 2nd degree Reiki certification through Reiki Master, Barb Timmer, as well as my specialized Animal Reiki certification through Animal Reiki Source, founded by world-renowned Animal Reiki Master, Kathleen Prasad. (Reiki is a Japanese healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.)
I am also a certified Pet First Aid Instructor (with my "demo" dog, Belle, pictured below!), with Walks 'N Wags Pet First Aid. In addition, I have one level of Tellington TTouch training. (TTouch uses a combination of specific touches, lifts, and movement exercises, to release tension and increase body awareness in animals.)
With my dedication to continuing to learn the latest trends and techniques in canine massage, I am able to provide a multi-faceted massage session for your dog.
Whether your dog is a canine athlete, recovering from surgery, suffering from arthritis or simply your beloved companion, I will help to reduce your dog's pain and anxiety, allowing them to feel healthier and more relaxed.