NWSAM offers a variety of programs at campuses throughout the United States and Canada.
The Class Schedule will show you a chronological list of all currently scheduled classes.
Our Course Catalog allows you to search for just the classes you are interested in according to the track you desire (Large Animal or Small Animal or both), the campus location, class type (distance learning or resident training) or by modality.
Below is a brief overview of the programs we offer.
We have one and two-day seminars and workshops offered in a range of topics:
FUNdamentals of Animal Massage
Introduction of Aromatherapy
Shiatsu for Animals
Acupressure for Animals
PLUS THREE LEVELS OF MASSAGE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Professional vocation training for those seeking a career in animal massage.
Our Foundation Level, Performance Level and Rehabilitation Level are currently offered through our unique Distance Learning + Practical Format. Study from the comfort of home at your own pace and with the help of our excellent distance-learning instructors. Then choose from among our many five day practicals to complete the hands-on portion of your training.
Maximum Flexibility! Top Quality Instruction! The Best Hands-On Experience!
Helping Your Dog's Hips Helping Your Dog's Hips online training is hosted by our affiliate All About Animal Massage and taught by Megan Ayrault, who is also an instructor at the Northwest School of Animal Massage
Equine Back Pain Equine Back Pain online training is hosted by our affiliate All About Animal Massage and taught by Megan Ayrault, who is also an instructor at the Northwest School of Animal Massage
Equine Anatomy Intensive This self-paced course will include external anatomy, musculoskeletal anatomy and an introduction to the anatomy of the various body systems
Small Animal Acupressure Foundation Practical
In the Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner certification course, you will study the following: ~Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and concepts~Zang-fu organ theory~Location of Acupressure points and the flow of the meridians~Anatomy in relation to acupressure point locations~Assessment (Four Exams)~Classifications of acupressure points~Acupressure point techniques~Acupressure points for common conditions