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CANINE MASSAGE FOUNDATION COURSE

LEVEL 1 – On-line Home Study - 10 CEUs

LEVEL 2 – Practicum 5 Days - 40 CEUs

 

1000 Hours of Recommended Study Time
50 CEUs Total

 

 

 

YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT OR TOUCH YOUR DOG THE SAME WAY AGAIN!

This is the most extensive, professional and recreational based canine massage training in North America. This course is a wonderful investment in your future. The massage awareness method will allow you to, in a natural, actively participate way to the health and fitness of dogs.

Organize your study time according to your schedule

Work you way through the practical guide and watch the video a number of times to reinforce what you have learned, then practice your movements, routines and techniques on a horse.  For your academic studying, one to two hours study sessions work best. It is easier and faster to learn and absorb little sections at a time than too large ones at once.  For your manual practice sessions, two-three hours sessions work best.  Because of the excitement triggered by the learning of this material, during your hands-on sessions remember not to rush. 

To get the best out of the massage awareness method we recommend you to focus your first 2 to 3 month of academic studying on the chapter 1 to 7  and your hands-on practicum on your posture, your pressure, contact and rhythm.  Start practising the relaxation massage routine from chapter 7 as it is the prelude to any massage work; then practice the SEW / WES technique from chapter 6 as it is the foundation of your work.  You need to know how to properly warm-up an area to be massaged and you need to how to properly drain that area after your deeper massage. As you progress start practising the various other techniques (chapter 6) and routines (chapter 7).  Within three month you should feel petty comfortable in your hands-on as well as in your knowledge of your dog anatomy. Move on to learn about the various stress sites of the active dog as presented in chapter 8, 13 and add the use of heat and cold in your massage application (chapter 10). Also, start keeping record as shown in chapter 14.

You can take this course chapter per chapter, as it is presented in the book, or you might consider studying the animal section per section.  For example spend your first couple weeks studying thoroughly the head and neck part of the dog, its skeleton, its joints and ligaments, its deep and superficial muscle layer, its related stress points, etc.....  Then, when you feel good and solid about this part, move on to the shoulder and foreleg structures in the same fashion for the next couple weeks.  Then, the back section and finally the hip and hindquarters.  Within a couple month you should have absorb most of your anatomical knowledge and that is good as it is the foundation of your work.

Be aware not to burn yourself out in the first month.  This canine massage knowledge is with you for life.  Enjoy the learning process.  Relax, take lots of deep breathes and smile. With this course you start a new life.  Be patient in your learning process as everything takes time to mature.  You will absorb knowledge that as been developed by some of the wisest in the profession.  This distance course will take you in the sunlight of canine massage practice and, combined with your instinct as a dog person, you will soon be very confident in your application of canine massage. So go to it and good luck to you with your education in the canine massage awareness method.

Canine Massage Foundation Course Curriculum 

CHAPTER 1 - THE DOG AND MASSAGE THERAPY - An Overview

CHAPTER 2 - GENERAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE DOG

CHAPTER 3 - KINESIOLOGY OF THE DOG

CHAPTER 4 - PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS OF MASSAGE

CHAPTER 5 - MASSAGE MOVEMENT

CHAPTER 6 - MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

CHAPTER 7 - MASSAGE ROUTINES

CHAPTER 8 - COMMON STRESS AREAS

CHAPTER 9 - STRETCHING

CHAPTER 10 - HYDROTHERAPY

CHAPTER 11 - INJURIES AND COMMON PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 12 – MASSAGE TREATMENTS

CHAPTER 13 - BREED SPECIFIC AND ACTIVITIES STRESS SITES

CHAPTER 14 - KEEPING RECORDS

 

At this point I want to personally thank you for helping dogs around you with massage

Once you have completed the home-study portion of the Canine Massage Foundation course and feel you are ready for more detailed professional information, I will be glad to assist you in furthering your massage skills when you register in the Practical Training Session (PTS). During this PTS, I will refine the movements and techniques you have studied on your own, teach you new tips and hints of the professional trade and test your abilities before you receive your Certificate of Completion from our services. This Equine Massage Foundation course is endorsed by the NCBTMB and is accredited for 50 CEUs.

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