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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Everyone at the school made me feel so special and so important. They went out of their way to make sure students succeeded. I can’t thank them enough for giving my life new found joy and a feeling of doing something so special and important in this crazy world. Thank you to Lola and all her staff at NWSAM.
~ Lorna Boydston — Small Animal graduate
I just had to email to tell you how IMPRESSED I was with how you set-up, arranged and taught Level 300. It was interesting, fun, interactive and varied in teaching styles. Kudos! I could see all of the hard work, organization and love you put into this class. You highly exceeded my expectations. Not only did I learn alot, but it was interesting AND I had FUN! You should be very, very proud!
~ Joy Casamento-Walker — Small Animal graduate
I loved the hands-on time with the horses. The pace of the class was great, well-broken up between lecture and practical. The lectures were very well-done. Great explanations and very interesting.
~ Laura Huddlestone — Large Animal graduate
Kalamazoo was an amazing experience. I would jump at the chance to do it again. NWSAM instructors are passionate for the work they do offer a caring and supportive environment. Thank you, Lola, for providing us with such a rewarding experience!
~ Sue Okoniewski — 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 can’t tell you what this means to me. I have a very troubled horse and bodywork is making a huge difference in him and how he goes. This has been one of those “life changing” experiences for me. I will never forget the class, my classmates and you. I learned so much from everyone.
~ Robin Western — Large Animal graduate
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