Mission and Objectives:
The Ojai School of Canine Massage is a community based center devoted to a holistic approach to healing. Our goal is to provide professional training of the highest quality in dog massage therapy, while enhancing the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being of each student. We also continue to offer high quality human massage in our Human Massage Clinic that has been running continuously since 1999. Our human massage clinic has our best human massage therapy graduates working in it. The Ojai School of Canine Massage strives to consistently provide a thorough and well rounded education in dog massage that includes education in dog gait and conformation assessment, dog anatomy, dog physiology, professional documentation for a dog massage therapy practice, dog nutrition, remedial exercise and stretching for dogs and a variety of dog massage techniques like canine acupressure, myofascial release for dogs, Swedish massage for dogs, trigger point therapy for dogs, TTouch for dogs, sports massage for dogs and energy work for dogs. The courses are designed to provide each student with the most current information available in the dog massage field. We prepare our graduates to successfully enter the workforce as professional canine massage therapists. The Ojai School of Canine Massage maintains standards that provide a clear framework for preparing students to work in their desired vocation.
We are a private institution that is an IAAMB preferred provider and is approved by the BPPE (as an exempt institution) to provide certificates of completion for the following programs: 200 hour Small Animal Massage program (100 onsite hours and 100 distance education) and a 150 hour Canine Massage Distance Education program (100 hours online/50 hours lecture from your home).
In our 200-hour Canine Massage program, we teach you how to massage dogs and cats. This program includes 100 onsite hours and 100 home study hours. The home study hours include 50 hours of online lecture from your home computer.
As we celebrate our 16th anniversary, we are moving into the future with new distance/online learning programs designed to help our students save time and money while maintaining high standards of education. Our 150-hour Canine Massage Distance Education program is a comprehensive distance learning program. This course includes all of the hands-on dog massage techniques covered in our onsite course and includes both audio and video instruction. This certification course is designed for students who prefer the flexibility of learning a new skill from their home at their own pace.
We encourage all our prospective students to view our website/online catalog prior to enrolling. Please review the information for the program for which you are interested in enrolling. Also, please call us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to speaking with you.
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**The Ojai School of Canine Massage is a member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork. We are preferred providers with this organization.
We are also an Approved Education Provider by the American Council of Animal Naturopathy.
Ojai School of Canine Massage
P.O. Box 1263 Ojai, CA 93024