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Massage for Dogs? Yes!
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Did you know that your dog can greatly benefit from a massage? Susan's guest today is Denise Theobald, a licensed massage therapist and the director of Canine Massage Chicago, a Professional Canine Massage and Career Training organization. Find out how therapeutic massage can be an important element of a balanced canine wellness program and how to go about learning the proper techniques to massage your own pets.
Episode Segments:
 
Wild About Pets: Canine Massage
Denise Theobald explains how she transitioned from massaging humans to massaging dogs, and talks about the benefits of canine massages.

(photo courtesy of Canine Massage Chicago)
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Wild About Pets: Massage Techniques for Your Dog
Denise demonstrates some massage techniques on Kayla, a four-year-old chocolate lab. She will explain some simple techniques she teaches in her classes, and what they are used for.

(photo courtesy of Canine Massage Chicago)
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Wild About Pets: Learning Massage
In part three, Denise will tell you how you can become trained to be a canine massage therapist, as well as where you can go for training.

(photo courtesy of Canine Massage Chicago)
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Canine Massage Chicago
Canine Massage Chicago is a leading training center for healing arts professionals. We offer comprehensive, hands-on training for animal lovers who are looking for a new, dynamic, and rewarding career; and we provide fast-track learning for pet professionals who are interested in adding a service and enhancing their current business.

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Go to wildaboutpets.net to view the photos Susan and Denise are discussing and for other useful links

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Denise Theobald
Denise has been a licensed human massage therapist for over 22 years and has been working with animals for over 12 years. She has also been providing pet massage services through her human massage practice Deeply Kneaded Therapeutic Massage. Denise is a pioneer in the field of canine massage where she founded her canine massage business, Pet-ri-ssage Ltd. Petrissage provided massage therapy services in the Chicago area for many years, as well as educational seminars and weekend workshops for various organizational and veterinary clinics. Denise is a graduate of the Animal Sense Academy of dog training and is on staff as an assistant trainer and canine massage instructor. Denise also serves as staff instructor at Integrative Pet Care, a state of the art canine rehabilitation center in Chicago. Denise is nationally certified in human massage through NCBTMB, and a nationally certified canine massage therapist through NBCAAM (National Board of Certification of Animal Acupressure and Massage). She is a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) , IAAMB (International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork), IAAOR (Illinois Alliance for Animal Owners Rights) and ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals). Denise’s background in athletic training, personal training and sports massage adds a level of preciseness when working with the canine athlete. Her areas of advanced training and expertise include trigger point therapy (Janet Travell), neuromuscular therapy (Paul St. John), orthopedic massage (Dr. Ben Benjamin) and Sports Massage.

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