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

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  • Manual Ligament Therapy

    • Equine Manual Ligament Therapy Online

      Transform your practice by completing our Practitioner Certification in Manual Ligament Therapy for Equines.  During the online portion of this blended learning course, you will learn the Foundation and Science of Manual Ligament Therapy.  This will set  the stage for you to learn specific releases for various regions of the body.  MLT dramatically reduces hypertonicity in the muscles and restores balance and stability of the joints while improving patterns of movement.  Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) is based on osteopathic techniques developed by Arik Gohl and adapted for animals by Lola Michelin.

      Combine this online course with the 2-day hands on training for certification.

      Online: self-paced instruction in anatomy of the joints and ligaments as well as the theory and history of MLT.

      Day One On-Site: On-site instruction and practice.

      Day Two On-Site:  More on-site instruction followed by a proficiency practical.

      The hands-on portion of the training is limited to 8 students for optimal learning.

      Total Cost: $750US ($250 for the online portion and $500 for the hands-on portion)

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      Instructor: Lola Michelin, LMP LAMP SAMP
      Location: Online

    • Canine Manual Ligament Therapy Online

      Transform your practice by completing our Practitioner Certification in Manual Ligament Therapy for Canines.  During the online portion of this blended learning course, you will learn the Foundation and Science of Manual Ligament Therapy.  This will set  the stage for you to learn specific releases for various regions of the body.  MLT dramatically reduces hypertonicity in the muscles and restores balance and stability of the joints while improving patterns of movement.  Manual Ligament Therapy (MLT) is based on osteopathic techniques developed by Arik Gohl and adapted for animals by Lola Michelin.

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      Instructor: Lola Michelin, LMP LAMP SAMP
      Location: Online

  • Continuing Education

    • Visceral Therapy for Dogs and Horses

      Visceral Therapy builds on the general principles of osteopathy to include a special understanding of the organs (viscera), blood vessels and nerves of the body. Visceral Techniques can help relieve imbalances and restrictions in the interconnections between the movements of all the organs and structures of the body.

      Kris De Ceulaer, DVM, Ph.D is a veterinarian in Belgium who specializes in osteopathy, acupuncture and Chinese Food Therapy. Additionally she holds a Ph.D in Veterinary anatomy.

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    • Horse Temperament Typing

      This online course has been created to share information with you about the eleven Horse Temperament Types as explained by Madalyn Ward, DVM. Dr. Ward has been a pioneering voice in the field of holistic horse care for over two decades and she breaks new ground with the Horse Temperament Typing system.

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      Instructor: Kim Bauer, CAAP LAMP SAMP
      Location: Online

    • Equine Fascial Lines

      Learn the location and function of the Equine Fascial Lines as well as how to identify indicators of tension along each line.

      This online course has been approved for 10 hours of CE credit with NBCAAM, 5 of which are hands-on hours. There is an optional in person workshop worth 7 additional hands-on hours.​​ (CE-1358)

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      Instructor: Kim Bauer, CAAP LAMP SAMP
      Location: Online

  • Craniosacral Therapy