AKS Massage School - Certificaton Program, Continuing Education - Massage therapy and bodywork
AKS Massage School - Certificaton Program, Coninuting Education - Massage therapy and bodywork

Small Animal Massage

A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND BODYWORK

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Small Animal Massage

NOTE: Students must sign a waiver to attend certain of these courses.
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  • Introduction to Small Animal Massage Therapy
  • Small Animal Anatomy
  • Evaluation & Ethics
 

Introduction to Small Animal Massage Therapy

Min # of students - 4
Max # of students - 8

The Introduction to Small Animal Massage Therapy class is focused on teaching the techniques used with animals and an approach to getting the animals to work cooperatively with the therapist. For currently practicing massage therapists this means learning new techniques and/or adapting their existing techniques appropriately; learning to work with the mindset and within the comfort level of the animals; and learning to recognize, interpret, and record the reactions of the animals to massage and bodywork.

This class is a prerequisite for the Evaluation & Ethics class.

Individual Class Overviews
 

Small Animal Anatomy

Min # of students - 4
Max # of students - 16

Small Animal Anatomy reviews all of the major body systems; canine skeletal and muscular anatomy and physiology are examined in greater depth and differences between canine and feline anatomy and physiology are noted and explored, along with ways to combine techniques to achieve the optimum result. This class includes emergency acupressure for shock and trauma.

 

Evaluation & Ethics

Min # of students - 4
Max # of students - 16

Ethical issues are developed more fully in context with evaluation of the animals as athletes and as candidates for massage therapy. This class includes instruction in sports massage, examination of business issues, and an introduction to other holistic modalities that can be used with animals.

 

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Continuing Education contact hours - These will also depend on the format: fifteen for each two-day class, twenty-four for each class in the three-day format.

Bring to Class - Dogs to work with in each class, dog needs, rug/blanket to sit/work on, notebook & pen, stuffed animal, something to color with (Anatomy only)

Contact the Instructor for questions and additional information.

 
Instructor

W. Bruce Bregenzer
AMTIL (Animal Massage & Therapies)
38285 N Sheridan Rd #48
Beach Park, IL 60087

847-782-1963
847-782-5725 (fax)

Email address: amtil@amtil.com
Website link: www.AMTIL.com

 
Waiver of Liability

I realize that all animals are potentially dangerous and therefore will exercise care in handling them. I have full knowledge of the risk involved and wish to participate; if I am unsure of the potential hazards of any animal, I will discuss this with the instructor(s) prior to handling the animal.
I hereby release and discharge the host, training facility/class site, AMTIL (Animal Massage & Therapies), and the instructor(s) of any and all damages, demands, or actions whatsoever which may arise or grow out of my participation in the training program and/or use of the training facilities, and recognize that they are not responsible for any injuries to myself or my animal(s), lost or stolen items, or damage to vehicles.

Signature_______________________________________________Date__________


Disclaimer

MASSAGE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR VETERINARY CARE. NOTHING IN ANY OF THESE CLASSES OR THEIR MANUALS IS INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE MEDICAL ADVICE OF A VETERINARIAN. A VETERINARIAN SHOULD BE CONSULTED REGULARLY, ESPECIALLY IF ANY SYMPTOMS THAT MAY REQUIRE DIAGNOSIS OR MEDICAL ATTENTION PRESENT THEMSELVES.

 

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