Introduction to Canine Massage
Lively Paws Fitness is presenting a workshop to introduce Canine Massage Therapy.
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Learn a valuable skill that will deepen your bond with your pet, ease their pain, increase flexibility, and release anxiety. Massage is great for all dogs, from puppies to the elderly, from athletes to injured dogs. Taught by an instructor from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy's Certification Program for Small Animal Massage, this two hour workshop with teach you the basic massage strokes that you can use to improve the life of your pet.
Lisa Ruthig, Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist, Certified Equine Massage Therapist, Reiki Level II Practitoner
After graduating from University of Delaware with a BS in Biology, Lisa worked in molecular biology and immunology laboratories for a number of years before following a meandering path to her career in animal massage.
A traumatic injury to her puppy, Fergus, led Lisa into the realm of complementary healing techniques. Attempts to treat his resulting structural problems and anxiety quickly led to a passion for working with all animals.
A graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Small Animal Massage Program and a Level II Reiki practitioner, Lisa uses her scientific mindset, along with her natural affinity for the emotions of animals, to guide her in treating various behavioral problems, injuries, and movement disorders in small animals. A combination of massage and Reiki has been successful in improving behavioral issues stemming from anxiety, along with a positive training program.
She also works with agility dogs in between events to keep them in peak condition with massage, Reiki, and stretching.
Director of Animal Programs at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Anatomy and massage instructor. Owner, Lively Dog Massage Therapy. Member of the Board of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage.
Bring your dog-friendly dog, or just yourself if your dog is reactive, or if you want to learn massage for your kitty, rabbit, or alpaca!
No Reactive Dogs, dogs must be friendly to other dogs and people.