Large Animal Foundation Acupressure Practical AUG2022

In this 5-day practical, you will receive the hands-on training needed to successfully apply the principles learned in the Large Animal Foundation Acupressure online learning.  Identify the meridians and points specific to animals and apply the Five Element theory to support the health and well-being of pets.

The NWSAM Acupressure curriculum was developed by three leaders in the field: Kim Bauer, internationally recognized Acupressure practitioner and educator; Dr. Michael Salewski, DVM and TCM Specialist, and Angie Hughes, Lic Ac. and Bastyr Professor.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Large Animal Foundation Acupressure Distance Learning course.

Cost of this course is $850, which includes materials and a $50 registration fee.

In this 5-day practical, you will receive the hands-on training needed to successfully apply the principles learned in the Small Animal Foundation Acupressure online learning.  Identify the meridians and points specific to animals and apply the Five Element theory to support the health and well-being of pets.

The NWSAM Acupressure curriculum was developed by three leaders in the field: Kim Bauer, internationally recognized Acupressure practitioner and educator; Dr. Michael Salewski, DVM and TCM Specialist, and Angie Hughes, Lic Ac. and Bastyr Professor.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Smalll Animal Foundation Acupressure Distance Learning course.

Cost of this course is $850, which includes materials and a $50 registration fee.

Interested in learning more about Horse Temperament Typing? Then we have a class for you!

Enroll here: http://horsetemperament.com/class.html

There are many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the Five-Element approach is unique in that it includes the idea that each of us, animal or human, represents a “constitutional type,” exhibiting certain physical and emotional traits that are specific to that type. Viewing the individual from this perspective can also be applied to horses, thus facilitating a better understanding of any given horse’s nature and needs. Madalyn Ward, DVM has created a variety of resources to help horse owners understand these personality types and provide for their individual needs.

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. Her cutting edge casework now extends to helping horse lovers find their perfect equine match or better understand their current equine partner.

This online class is self-paced (you have 4 months to complete it) and it is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Horse Temperament Types. While NWSAM is the host for this class, enrollment must be completed through Dr. Ward’s site at Horse Temperament Typing

This class has been NBCAAM approved for 15 hours of continuing education credit.

Welcome to our Small Animal Acupressure Foundation program.

The Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) is excited to have brought three of the acupressure community’s top names together to develop this 200 hour Foundation Acupressure program. Kim Bauer is both an Animal Acupressure master and an Animal Massage Practitioner with a successful practice in Hood River, OR. She has been practicing and teaching acupressure for over a decade and is highly regarded here in the U.S. and internationally. Angie Hughes is a Licensed Human Acupuncturist, a Small Animal Massage Practitioner and a long-standing professor at Bastyr University, world-renowned for their Acupuncture and Naturopathic programs. Our veterinary advisor and guest lecturer is none other than Dr. Michael Salewski, DVM. Dr. Salewski practices Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and is the author of two textbooks on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This trio of masters bring tremendous knowledge and compassion to our program.

We believe you need a strong background in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory to be an effective acupressure practitioner. Therefore this Foundation program was designed not only to teach you about TCM theory but also how to locate and perform acupressure on acupoints and meridians. This information is spread out in the following 5 chapters:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Concepts
  • Understanding Zang-Fu Organ Systems
  • Anatomy and Acupressure Points, Channels & the 8 Extraordinary Vessels
  • Assessment, Acupressure Point Classifications & Point Work Techniques
  • Bi Syndromes, Contraindications and Equine Common Conditions

There is a great deal of material to learn and it will require effort to put it to use. Please be prepared to take notes, do the learning activities for each chapter, participate in the hands on practical, take part in classroom discussions, complete the case studies after the practical, and keep an open mind. During the practical we will use the information in this curriculum to observe, discuss, assess and practice the application of acupressure on dogs. By the end of this course you will have a specialized level of training that will equip you to uniquely address the specific needs of canines.

At NWSAM, we supply the information for your mind, which will guide, supplement, and magnify what your heart and body learn through touch. Over time, your touch will become increasingly more effective and efficient at influencing positive changes for your animal clients. Rather than teaching you a specific routine, our goal is to provide you with a variety of tools and a process of assessment, decision-making, and application that empowers you to treat each animal as an individual.

Always remember, some of the most important learning comes AFTER graduation. As you continue to spend time touching animals with your focus on connecting the mind, body and spirit, your level of learning will increase. We anticipate you will refer back to your class materials for years to come and practice, practice, practice. In time, the information presented in your curriculum and during the practical will become second nature. Do not feel pressure to memorize the information it is your very own resource. The wise person is not the one with all the knowledge; but rather the one who knows where to find it.

Namaste,

Lola Michelin
Founder and Director of Education
Northwest School of Animal Massage

Welcome to our Large Animal Acupressure Foundation program.

The Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) is excited to have brought three of the acupressure community’s top names together to develop this 200 hour Foundation Acupressure program. Kim Bauer is both an Animal Acupressure master and an Animal Massage Practitioner with a successful practice in Hood River, OR. She has been practicing and teaching acupressure for over a decade and is highly regarded here in the U.S. and internationally. Angie Hughes is a Licensed Human Acupuncturist, a Small Animal Massage Practitioner and a long-standing professor at Bastyr University, world-renowned for their Acupuncture and Naturopathic programs. Our veterinary advisor and guest lecturer is none other than Dr. Michael Salewski, DVM. Dr. Salewski practices Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and is the author of two textbooks on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This trio of masters bring tremendous knowledge and compassion to our program.

We believe you need a strong background in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory to be an effective acupressure practitioner. Therefore this Foundation program was designed not only to teach you about TCM theory but also how to locate and perform acupressure on acupoints and meridians. This information is spread out in the following 5 chapters:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Concepts
  • Understanding Zang-Fu Organ Systems
  • Anatomy and Acupressure Points, Channels & the 8 Extraordinary Vessels
  • Assessment, Acupressure Point Classifications & Point Work Techniques
  • Bi Syndromes, Contraindications and Equine Common Conditions

There is a great deal of material to learn and it will require effort to put it to use. Please be prepared to take notes, do the learning activities for each chapter, participate in the hands on practical, take part in classroom discussions, complete the case studies after the practical, and keep an open mind. During the practical we will use the information in this curriculum to observe, discuss, assess and practice the application of acupressure on horses. By the end of this course you will have a specialized level of training that will equip you to uniquely address the specific needs of equines and other livestock.

At NWSAM, we supply the information for your mind, which will guide, supplement, and magnify what your heart and body learn through touch. Over time, your touch will become increasingly more effective and efficient at influencing positive changes for your animal clients. Rather than teaching you a specific routine, our goal is to provide you with a variety of tools and a process of assessment, decision-making, and application that empowers you to treat each animal as an individual.

Always remember, some of the most important learning comes AFTER graduation. As you continue to spend time touching animals with your focus on connecting the mind, body and spirit, your level of learning will increase. We anticipate you will refer back to your class materials for years to come and practice, practice, practice. In time, the information presented in your curriculum and during the practical will become second nature. Do not feel pressure to memorize the information it is your very own resource. The wise person is not the one with all the knowledge; but rather the one who knows where to find it.

Namaste,

Lola Michelin
Founder and Director of Education
Northwest School of Animal Massage