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Canine Massage Therapist (CMT) Certification Program (Offered as Home Study or On Site)
 
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Canine Massage (CMT) Therapy Curriculum

LESSON I.   
Relevant definitions, history of the use of massage, its benefits, and how and why it works.
LESSON II.
  
The strokes used in Sports Massage...how each is performed.
    
The objective and function of each stroke.
    
When and where certain strokes are NOT used. (The caveats).
    
Adjunctive techniques...i.e. sweating and de-swelling.
LESSON III.   
Dog handling.
    
"Managing" the massage session.
    
Handling problem canines: the Neurotic, Shy, Dog; the Aggressive Dog; the Vicious Dog.
    
Setting the mood...when and where to massage
LESSON IV.   
Canine anatomy.
    
Definitions, location of each muscle worked in the massage sequence, and the performance function controlled by each.
LESSON V.   
The massage sequence.
    
Step by sequential step of each stroke application as portrayed in more than 70 photographs and illustrations.
LESSON VI.   
Marketing the canine massage therapy practice.
    
Use of advertising, the press release, pricing, networking within the canine-service community, etc.


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Mission Statement

To ensure that our students are receiving the most thorough, complete curriculum available.
Firmly hold to the offering of our curriculum both at our facility and through the homestudy courses at a reasonable and fair cost.
In doing so, we will make the therapy more accessible to those wanting to pursue a career as a Certified Equine or Canine Massage Therapist.
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