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We look forward to helping you pursue your interest in animal therapies with the Northwest School of Animal Massage.


Small Animal Acupressure Foundation Small Animal Acupressure Foundation Practical

Course Description
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. The practical portion will provide you the hands-on tool to provide this therapy. Completion of the Small Animal Acupressure Foundation Course Distance-Learning portion is a prerequisite to attending a practical. Plan to allow at least 2 months for the distance-learning preparation before attending the practical portion. You may enroll for both portions of the certification program simultaneously but you must complete the distance-learning portion first,
Course Syllabus
Small Animal Acupressure Foundation Course

This course is geared toward students wishing to enter the small animal acupressure profession or animal enthusiasts wishing to greatly expand their knowledge base for personal use. This course focuses on acupressure for dogs and cats.


Instructor: Ms. Kim Bauer
Location: Vashon Island, WA
Student Limit: 12
Date(s) of Class: 04/20/20 - 04/24/20

NWSAM Courses

NWSAM offers a wide range of courses for career-seekers and animal lovers alike.

Visit our Course Catalog for a full list of our course offerings.

NWSAM can also often tailor a class for your group or organization and is always eager to provide low-cost or no-fee training for animal rescue or shelter organizations and therapeutic riding programs when possible.



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