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Animal Massage Programs

Animal MassageBack by popular demand: Animal Massage Programs!

No previous massage or bodywork experience is necessary. Only a love for animals.

The Center for Massage & Natural Health is proud to offer these wonderful animal massage programs. Your education will allow you to work on your own companion animals, for veterinarians, at pet hotels and spas, on ranches and farms, or for individuals who wish to pamper their pets.

Workshops on Equine/Large Animal or Canine/Small Animal. Both are wonderful additions to an existing massage therapy practice or as a possible new career. You may register online or by phone at (828) 658-0814 TODAY!

Workshops are just two weeks long. Please see the tabs below for complete details!

 


Canine MassageCanine-Small Animal Massage Program
80-Hour NCBTMB Approved Program

2011 Class:
TBA
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm for two consecutive weeks

Tuition:
$1995 plus books (Approximately $250)

Register Online HERE or call (828) 658-0814.

Workshop Description: Curriculum includes musculo-skeletal anatomy, massage and bodywork techniques, contraindications, communication techniques with animals and business and marketing practices more!

During our program, we will present fundamental elements of small animimal anatomy, physioology and pathology, and specific bodywork techniques used to help the health and agility of these wonderful companion animals.  Half of each day will be spent in our beautiful classroom space, and the other half will be spent outdoors doing hands-on work with our guest animals.

Our Basic Small Animal Massage program includes the following entry-level educational topics:

  • Overview, Safety, History & Benefits of Small Animal Masssge Therapy
  • Behavior, Intelligence, Communication & Handling
  • Self-Care Techniques
  • Basic Anatomy of Small Animal Muscles, Bones, Joints & Paws
  • Basic Massage Therapy Techniques
  • Pathology: Common Injuries, Illnesses & Diseases
  • Assessment & Treatment
  • Business & Marketing Practices

SPECIAL TERMS FOR THIS PROGRAM: Class size is limited. Registration ends when workshop is full. Payment in full is required to hold your space in this program. Students must be age 18 and over. A release from liability agreement will be required to participate in this course, and will be provided the first day of class. Tuition does not include books. Tuition and book fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM, for two consecutive weeks with a weekend of free time in between to explore Asheville and the surrounding area.

Accommodations: All-Inclusive accommodations available at our on-campus Retreat Center. Choose a Private or Shared room. Our beautiful grounds, private lake and amenities will make your education feel like a retreat vacation! Our beautiful on-campus Holistic Retreat Center is the perfect place to live and study while in school. From our spacious guest rooms to the Great Room, Natural Health Cafe and sprawling grounds, this Student Housing option makes your education feel like a retreat vacation.

Guest rooms include 2 queen-sized beds, private full bath with separate vanity area, private deck with incredible views, TV, cable and FREE WiFi. These accommodations come with our Retreat Center Amenities, including use of our FAR Infrared Sauna, exercise equipment and access to our grounds.

Private Accommodations Package: Nightly-$149 or Full Two Weeks (14 nights): $1995, including taxes.
Shared Accommodations Package: Nightly-$99 or Full Two Weeks (14 nights): $1250, including taxes.

Accommodations packages include all meals beginning with dinner the day of arrival, and ending with lunch the day of departure. If you choose shared accommodations we will assign you a roommate. If you are taking attending this program with a friend or loved one, please let us know so we can assign your accommodations together.

Check-In: 3PM / Check-Out: 11AM

Registration: Payment in full is required to hold your space in this program. Workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Class size is limited.  Registration ends when workshop is full. Students must be age 18 and over. A release from liability agreement will be required to participate in this course, and will be provided the first day of class. School application is not required for these programs. Call us at (828) 658-0814 to register.

For more information, call the Center for Massage at (828) 658-0814.

Small Animal Program Instructor: TBA

Center for Massage & Natural Health is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. All workshops provide NCBTMB approved contact hours. Please check with your individual state licensing board to find out if these courses are accepted for continuing education requirements for license renewal.


Equine MassageBasic Equine-Large Animal Massage Program
80-Hour NCBTMB Approved Program

2011 Class:
TBA
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm for two consecutive weeks

Tuition:
$1995 plus books (Approximately $250)

 

Register Online HERE or call (828) 658-0814.

Workshop Description: Curriculum includes musculo-skeletal anatomy, massage and bodywork techniques, contraindications, communication techniques with animals and business and marketing practices more!

During our program, we will present fundamental elements of equine anatomy, physioology and pathology, and specific bodywork techniques used to help the health and performance of these equestrian athletes.  Half of each day will be spent in our beautiful classroom space, and the other half will be spent outdoors doing hands-on work with our horses.

Our Basic Equine Massage Therapy course includes the following entry-level educational topics:

  • Overview, Safety, History & Benefits of Equine Therapy
  • Behavior, Intelligence, Communication & Handling
  • Self-Care Techniques
  • Basic Anatomy of Equine Muscles, Bones, Joints & Hoofs
  • Basic Massage Therapy Techniques
  • Pathology: Common Injuries, Illnesses & Diseases
  • Assessment & Treatment
  • Business & Marketing Practices

SPECIAL TERMS FOR THIS PROGRAM: Class size is limited. Registration ends when workshop is full. Payment in full is required to hold your space in this program. Students must be age 18 and over. A release from liability agreement will be required to participate in this course, and will be provided the first day of class. Tuition does not include books. Tuition and book fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM, for two consecutive weeks with a weekend of free time in between to explore Asheville and the surrounding area.

Accommodations: All-Inclusive accommodations available at our on-campus Retreat Center. Choose a Private or Shared room. Our beautiful grounds, private lake and amenities will make your education feel like a retreat vacation! Our beautiful on-campus Holistic Retreat Center is the perfect place to live and study while in school. From our spacious guest rooms to the Great Room, Natural Health Cafe and sprawling grounds, this Student Housing option makes your education feel like a retreat vacation.

Guest rooms include 2 queen-sized beds, private full bath with separate vanity area, private deck with incredible views, TV, cable and FREE WiFi. These accommodations come with our Retreat Center Amenities, including use of our FAR Infrared Sauna, exercise equipment and access to our grounds.

Private Accommodations Package: Nightly-$149 or Full Two Weeks (14 nights): $1995, including taxes.
Shared Accommodations Package: Nightly-$99 or Full Two Weeks (14 nights): $1250, including taxes.

Accommodations packages include all meals beginning with dinner the day of arrival, and ending with lunch the day of departure. If you choose shared accommodations we will assign you a roommate. If you are taking attending this program with a friend or loved one, please let us know so we can assign your accommodations together.

Check-In: 3PM / Check-Out: 11AM

Registration: Payment in full is required to hold your space in this program. Workshop fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Class size is limited.  Registration ends when workshop is full. Students must be age 18 and over. A release from liability agreement will be required to participate in this course, and will be provided the first day of class. School application is not required for these programs. Call us at (828) 658-0814 to register.

For more information, call the Center for Massage at (828) 658-0814.

Large Animal Program Instructor: TBA

Center for Massage & Natural Health is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. All workshops provide NCBTMB approved contact hours. Please check with your individual state licensing board to find out if these courses are accepted for continuing education requirements for license renewal.