For the Love of Animals
Learn Animal Massage, Acupressure and Aromatics from the leader in animal therapy education.
The Future Is In Your Hands
Turn your passion for horses into a rewarding career. Learn tools to help your horse live their best life. At NWSAM, we offer courses for career-seekers and horse lovers alike.
NWSAM: Where All Students Are Honored Students
Bringing students who need training and animals who need therapy together.
Change their life and yours for the better.
Certification in Large Animal Massage
Have you always wanted to work with horses? Check out our Foundation, Performance and Rehabilitation Massage courses. The Future is in Your Hands!
Continuing Education Courses
Continuing Education courses for practitioners and professionals to expand your toolkit.
Acupressure Certification Courses
Courses for both Equine and Canine taught by internationally recognized instructor Kim Bauer and developed by the industry’s foremost practitioners and educators.
FUNdamentals of Animal Bodywork
Our FUNdamentals of Animal Bodywork course is the perfect way for the pet-lovers, horse-owners and career-seekers alike to learn skills that will enhance their animal’s life.
Manual Ligament Therapy
NWSAM is the exclusive provider of training in Manual Ligament Therapy, designed to improve communication between soft tissue structures. Study Canine MLT or Equine MLT with NWSAM.
Visionary Craniosacral Therapy
VCST is a heart-based modality grounded in ancient wisdom. The work enhances the function and health of the nerves, membranes, tissues, fluids, and joints. Taught by Tracy Vroom.
Aromatic Science for Animals
Learn the science behind scent. Explore the use of essential oils and plant essences with internationally recognized Aromapharmacognostic Joan Sorita.
Try Us Out
Register now to choose from our FREE Online Courses below and let NWSAM help you pursue your passion for animal wellness. Take one, take them all. Your animals will thank you.
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I am very impressed with this program and will recommend it to anyone interested in this field. I look forward to continuing my education through the Northwest School of Animal Massage.
~ Lyndsey Durning — Small Animal graduate
Good afternoon. I wanted to take a moment today to personally thank you for the opportunity The Gorilla Grant I was awarded provided me. I completed my SAMP100 practical this past Saturday with a 97! You have an excellent team in Sandy, Lori, Jaime and Rubi. Each one of them helped me get to where I am today. I’m so excited about my future and the great things that I can do for the small animals in my community! I hope to honor your Gorilla and my Peatie with every special soul I come in contact with. Thanks again for everything! Margaret Taormina, CSAMP
~ Margaret Taormina, Oregon Graduate 2013
I loved the whole class! In particular, I thought the content of information and the way it was presented was very easy to follow. I especially enjoyed learning about essences and intuition.
~ Carrie Small — Small Animal graduate
I love the hands-on work. Really enjoyed the guest speakers and exposure to different modalities. Liked the morning meditations.
~ Jamie Kennedy — Large Animal and Small Animal graduate
The respect and trust that this course has taught me about myself will forever enhance my life in anything I do.
~ Ren Matney — Distance Learning Small Animal Massage Graduate
I liked all of it. I really like getting all of the detail about the muscles. I liked that the teachers were nice, friendly and approachable.
~ Karen Stone — Small Animal graduate
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