PAWSITIVE TOUCH CANINE MASSAGE 250.802.9957
I became a Canine Massage Professional (CMP) because of my love for dogs. I wanted to pursue a career where I could make a difference, while promoting their health and well-being. I have owned pets my entire life, and after thirteen years of full-time teaching, could no longer ignore my passion. In 2012, I began my journey to obtain my certification.
* based out of the United States, promotes "international recognition and accreditation for animal
massage therapists and body workers and educates the general public about the benefits of
massage and bodywork for animals"
Alberta Association of Animal Owners' Rights (AAAOR)
* having started my profession in Calgary, I was a committed member of the AAAOR
* an organization dedicated to promoting optimum animal welfare and supporting responsible
choice in animal health care in Alberta
* through their support, I hosted Alberta's first Small Animal Holistic Practitioners Conference in
* similar mission statement of the AAAOR; to support freedom of choice for owners in the selection
of healthcare options for animals in British Columbia
* promotes "professionalism through education, self-development; and creates and maintains
regulated standards for Animal Massage and Bodywork Providers"
* whose mission is to provide a registry and oversight for qualified non-vet animal practitioners who
continue to provide and maintain proficiency in the highest standards of care
* whose vision is for an animal health care framework that facilitates independent non-vet animal
health practices in a collaborative environment, providing the best care options for animals and the
best access to care for their owners
* I had over 10 years of experience working with my dogs in the sport of agility
* I helped to organize the Agility Association of Canada's (AAC) inaugural National Championships at
Spruce Meadows in Calgary, through my former club, the Calgary Agility Association (CAA)
Cochrane and Area Humane Society (CAHS)
* member for many years and volunteered for almost three years performing rehabilitative
and therapeutic massages on the shelter animals
* participated in their yearly "Mutt Strut" fund raiser while promoting canine massage
Calgary Humane Society (CHS)
* was a long-standing member (20+ years) of the Calgary Humane Society (CHS)
* participated in their yearly "Dog Jog" fund raiser while promoting canine massage and pet first aid
My yellow lab, Murphy (pictured bottom left), was adopted from the CHS in 1998 and, despite her severe arthritis, was a happy, healthy member of the family until July 2013.
Murphy was my inspiration for pursuing a career in canine massage and my passion for dogs is undeniable.
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