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Massage & Bodywork Distance Learning Programs

The CAM&B Distance Programs will give you the knowledge to administer relaxing or invigorating massage & bodywork for the benefit of the animals in your life.  And if you are an animal professional or massage therapist*, you will have a skill that will be invaluable as you pursue your chosen career. 

 

Regardless of your previous professional or life experience with animals, our distance program will supply you with all of the information you need for your foundation as a professional animal massage therapist.  To complete your learning please read the information on our Education page.

 

Our program  was developed to improve the lives of companion animals and, thereby, to improve the lives of the people who care for them. Once you have finished a program and submitted paperwork, you will receive a Certification of Completion.

 

Basic Canine Program

All printed materials needed to complete the course will be supplied by CAM.  There will be a test at the end of each segment and a final exam after completion of the Internship. This program should be easily completed in 10 weeks working 10 hours a week for a total of 100 hours.  However, as a practical matter, the student may take as long as necessary to complete the program.

Program Description

1. Intro to Massage

An overview of massage looking at how and why it works, its limitations, and a short historical perspective. 

2. General Canine Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)

Canine body systems, their structure and function. 

3. Practical Massage Strokes & Techniques

Learning the mechanics of the massage techniques you will find most useful for canine modalities.

4. Kinesiology

How does the canine body move?  How do movement habits support health and how do they lead to disease and how bodywork can encourage correct movement. 

4. Canine Massage Patterns: Relaxation, Invigoration

You'll learn step-by-step the basic massage techniques for the 2 most requested goals in massage:

          Relaxation 

          Invigoration 

5. Internship

All prospective CAM practitioners must administer massage to at least 5 different dogs until you have had 20 hours of practice. You will be supplied with documentation forms to submit.

6. The final step in getting your Certificate is the successful completion of the Final Exam.   This will be an open book exam and, if you have completed the classes and internship appropriately, you will be more than ready to pass the exam.

Learn to massage even skittish feline companions.
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Basic Feline Program

All printed materials needed to complete the course will be supplied by CAM&B.  There will be a test at the end of each segment and a final exam after completion of the Internship. This program should be easily completed in 10 weeks working 10 hours a week, however the student may take as long as necessary to complete the program.

Program Description

1. Introduction with General Feline Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)

Feline Massage History and Feline body systems, their structure and function. 

2. Practical Massage Strokes & Techniques

Learning the mechanics of the massage techniques you will find most useful for feline modalities. 

3. Feline Massage Patterns: Relaxation and Special Population

Step-by-step the basic massage techniques for the most requested goal in feline massage:Relaxation 

Techniques for special populations - cats with specific needs such as digestive issues, geriatric cats, sedentary house cats, etc.

4. Internship

All prospective CAM&B practitioners must spend at least 10 hours administering massage to at least 5 different cats. You will be supplied with documentation forms to submit.

5. The last step in getting your Certificate is the successful completion of the Final Exam.   This will be an open book exam and, if you have completed the classes and internship appropriately, you will be more than ready to pass the exam.

 

Basic Equine Program

All printed materials needed to complete the course will be supplied by CAM.  There will be a test at the end of each segment and a final exam after completion of the Internship. This program should be easily completed in 20 weeks working 20 hours a week for a total of 400 hours.  However, as a practical matter, the student may take as long as necessary to complete the program.

Program Description

1. Intro to Massage

An overview of massage looking at how and why it works, its limitations, and a short historical perspective. 

2. General Equine Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)

Equine body systems, their structure and function, as well as the impact of human interraction on the health of the horse. 

3. Practical Massage Strokes & Techniques

Learning the mechanics of the massage techniques you will find most useful for equnine modalities. 

4. Kinesiology

How does the equine body move?  How do movement habits of both horse and rider support equine health and how do they lead to disease.  

5. Equine Massage Patterns: Relaxation, Invigoration

You'll learn step-by-step the basic massage techniques for the 2 most requested goals in massage:

          Relaxation 

          Invigoration 

6. Internship

All prospective CAM practitioners must administer massage to at least 3 different horses until you have had 20 hours of practice. You will be supplied with documentation forms to submit. 

7. The last step in getting your Certificate is the successful completion of the Final Exam.   This will be an open book exam and, if you have completed the classes and internship appropriately, you will be more than ready to pass the exam.

 
Whenever possible, the above programs will be supplemented with videos at no extra cost.
 
Tuition for a single canine or feline program is $450.  If you order both at one time the cost is $850.  Tuition for the Equine program is $650. 
 
To submit payment via Paypal, click on the appropriate button below.  When ordering please specify which program you want.

To pay by check or money order, please send us an email and we will supply you with instructions.  

One Distance Program $450




2 Distance Programs $850 ($50 savings)




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