NWSAM is currently improving our online enrollment process.
We look forward to helping you pursue your interest in animal therapies with the Northwest School of Animal Massage.
The Level 200 SAMT Distance Learning course looks at the unique challenges faced by the athletic dog and dogs in service or working roles. Learn special techniques designed to address stress patterns and improve performance. This course focuses on techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point treatment and stress point therapy. Learn about several disciplines including agility, search and rescue and racing sports. Bring your practice to the next level as a performance massage specialist.
PREREQUISITE: Completion of the Level 100 SAMT program.
COST: Distance Learning: $1500. Practical Portion: $500 (You may select a 5-day practical during enrollment.) Both the Distance Learning and the Practical portion must be completed for certification. Courses can be enrolled in separately. Distance Learning course must be completed before attending practical.
Behavior and Handling
At this level we look at some of the deeper muscles and the interplay between muscle groups. A more thorough study of the fascia and connective tissue systems is also presented.
Study of the movement in the athletic dog with particular focus on proprioception. Students will learn to identify which muscles are involved in specific movements in various disciplines
In this performance class, we will examine specific massage techniques designed to address the myofascia. We will also study the causes of stress points and trigger points in athletic animals and how to address them.
Emergency Field Care for the Canine Athlete
Instructor: Ms. Lola Michelin
Student Limit: Unlimited
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.