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).

  • Cost: $250. Note: Early Bird Special is $225 if you register 30 days before the start of the class.
  • Hours: 15
  • Pre-Requisite: None

Learn to Massage Your Dog

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: $1,375. $425 for Modules 1-3 and $100 for Module 4. Note: Early Bird Special, if you register more than 30 days before Modules 1-3, it is only $400 per Module! Module 4 is still just $100.
  • 100 (NCBTMB approved for LMTs)
  • Pre-Requisite: Intro to Canine Massage and Intermediate Canine Massage OR Learn to Massage Your Dog

Canine Massage Therapy Certification – Level 1

The 100 Hour Canine Massage Therapy Certification program is broken down into 4 modules of 25 hours each. 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 dog massage.
(A minimum of 4 participants is required and a maximum of 15 participants will be accepted for Level 1)


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  • Cost: $1,000 ($400 each for Modules 1 and 2, $200 for Module 3, there is NO charge for Module 4!)
  • 100 (NCBTMB approved for LMTs)
  • Pre-Requisite: Learn to Massage Your Dog OR 100 hours of Canine Massage Training from another school.

Canine Massage Therapy Certification – Level 2

The 100 Hour Canine Massage Therapy Certification program is broken down into 4 modules plus the Learn to Massage Your Dog class.  Modules 1 and 2 are hands’ on “live” classes and are 25 hours each.  Module 3 is online and is 15 hours that can be taken any time after you start Module 1 of Level 2.  Module 4 is a 20 hour internship, which may be completed at any time after you start Module 1 of Level 2.  The modules are independent of each other and Modules 1 and 2 can be taken in any order.


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