In our dog therapy room, dogs receiving special therapies lie on a massage table while soothing music plays in a softly lit room. Our dog masseuse is skilled in aromatherapy, t-touch, accupressure and classic doggie massage. Not just for being pampered, these dog therapies can help behavioral issues, as well as ease muscle pain, increase circulation, and encourage lypmh node drainage.
Our masseuse Pam received certification from the Ojai School of Massage in beautiful Ojai, CA after completing their Holistic Small Animal Massage Program in April 2003. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with an Associate in Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from Los Angeles Pierce College. Her Reiki training was with the amazing Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source, co-author of Animal Reiki. She is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork and the Animal Wellness Association, as well as the California Registered Veterinary Technician Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association. She has taken most of the classes offered in Companion Animal/Pet Studies at Moorpark College in Moorpark, CA. She has successfully completed the Veterinary Assistant Program offered by Thomson Education Direct (now called Penn Foster), and the Canine Massage Therapy course taught by Kai Scott and offered by Northeast Seminars. She has been certified in First Aid and CPR for Dogs and Cats by the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles.
Check out a video of when the winner of the hit show Groomer Has it came to WagVille® to learn some massage basics with Pam:
Our masseuse Amber was certified through an intensive 250 hour program at the Ojai School of Massage in California where she learned anatomy and physiology, different massage techniques, CPR and First Aid. Her massage practice includes Myofascial release, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, TTouch and Animal Reiki. Amber trained in Animal Reiki with Magi Loucks who founded the non-profit corporation Emma’s Arc in 2009 with the mission to improve the relationship between humans and animals, locally and worldwide. Amber is also a practitioner of Animal “Jin Shin Jyutsu® a physio-philosophy which is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. Amber is certified by the Red Cross First Aid and CPR and is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork. She volunteers for Dharma’s Rescue and Bark and Bitches. Amber works at WagVille® and will also travel to a dog’s home.