Canine Classes

All classes at Abundant Life Massage are approved by the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) for Massage Therapists. We are also a “Preferred Provider” for IAAMB (International Association for Animal Massage and Bodywork).

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  • Cost: $250/$225 – In celebration of the 2018 Chinese New Year, the “Year of the Dog”, a 10% discount is being offered on all Canine Massage Training classes! LTMYD classes are NOW $225 if you register by June 30, 2018. (Including classes offered after July, 1, 2018 as long as you are registered by June 30, 2018.)
  • Hours: 15
  • Pre-Requisite: Must Love Dogs

Learn to Massage Your Dog (LTMYD)

In this 15 hour course, you will learn: the benefits of dog massage, indications and contra-indications, when to refer to a vet, basic canine anatomy, several different massage strokes and when to use each stroke, a full-body canine relaxation massage routine, 22 bones of the canine skeletal system, 15 muscles, basic canine hydrotherapy, a full canine stretching routine with range of motion which you will integrate into the full-body canine relaxation massage, as well as pre-event and post-event routines for canine athletes.


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  • Cost = $450/Module for Modules 1-3. Module 4 is FREE! Total cost is $1,350 + books HOWEVER, in celebration of the 2018 Chinese New Year being the “Year of the Dog” we are offering a 10% discount on Modules 1-3 so they are NOW $405 each if you register by June 30, 2018, bringing the total cost to $1,215 + books (Includes classes offered after July, 1, 2018 as long as you are registered by June 30, 2018.)
  • 100 CE hours (NCBTMB approved for LMTs)
  • Pre-Requisite: Learn to Massage Your Dog class

Canine Massage Therapy Training – Level 1

The 100 Hour Level 1 Canine Massage Therapy Training program is broken down into 4 Modules.  Modules 1, 2, and 3 are hands’ on “live” classroom classes and are 25 hours each.  Module 4 is a 25 hour internship. The modules must be taken in order and successful completion of each module is a requirement to proceed to the next module. This is the Foundational Massage Therapy Training when it comes to learning Canine Massage. At the completion of Level 1 training, participants will possess the skills necessary to provide Canine Massage Therapy for compensation.
(A minimum of 4 participants is required and a maximum of 15 participants will be accepted for Level 1)


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  • Cost = $450/Module for Modules 1-3. Module 4 is FREE! Total cost is $1,350 + books HOWEVER, in celebration of the 2018 Chinese New Year being the “Year of the Dog” we are offering a 10% discount on Modules 1-3 so they are NOW $405 each if you register by June 30, 2018, bringing the total cost to $1,215 + books (Includes classes offered after July, 1, 2018 as long as you are registered by June 30, 2018.)
  • 100 (NCBTMB approved for LMTs)
  • Pre-Requisite: Completion of Level 1 OR 100 hours of Canine Massage Training from another NCBTMB or IAAMB approved school.

Canine Massage Therapy Training – Level 2

The 100 Hour Level 2 Canine Massage Therapy Training program is broken down into 4 Modules.  Modules 1, 2, and 3 are hands’ on “live” classroom classes and are 25 hours each.  Module 4 is a 25 hour internship, which may be completed at any time after you start any of the Modules of Level 2.  The Modules are independent of each other and Modules 1, 2, and 3 can be taken in any order. This is Advanced Massage Therapy Training when it comes to learning Canine Massage. At the completion of Level 2 training, participants will have the necessary hours and information to take the ‘National Certification Exam for Animal Acupressure and Massage”.
(A minimum of 4 participants is required and a maximum of 15 participants will be accepted for Level 1)


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