Practical Courses involve 5 to 7 days of intensive hands-on training complete with professional demonstrations, lively discussions and plenty of hands-on time for you to perfect your skills.

Our hybrid Animal Massage and Animal Acupressure Certification programs combine comprehensive Online Learning with our powerful Practical Courses and valuable Case Study practice.

Students are required to complete the online training associated with the certification they are pursuing before attending a Practical Course.  NWSAM Practical Courses fill quickly and seats are limited so we recommend you choose your practical when you enroll for your online learning or at least by the time you are halfway through your online studies.

Practicals are held on our main campus on Vashon Island as well as at several satellite campuses around the United States and abroad.  Search the calendar below for the dates and location that work for you.