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Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure Massage
Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage

Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage offers a wide range of courses in animal massage, acupressure, reiki, essential oils, animal communication and more.

About RMSAAM
Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure Massage has two locations at the base of the Rocky Mountains and one in Florida. All campuses are inspirational settings for learning the art of massage and acupressure for animals. Bring your dog or work on one of ours, practice on one of our friendly horses and make new friends. Approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider # 451073-09, RMSAAM also offers Continuing Education through the Registry of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Medical Education (RAIVE) Provider # 2013-4. These approval processes are a part of our continuing effort to provide high quality educational programs at the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of practice in the industry. For this reason, students seek out our program from around the country and around the world.



Why Should I Choose Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure And Massage?
Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage offers a wide range of courses in animal massage, acupressure, reiki, essential oils, animal communication and more. We are proud of our offerings and our legacy. All RMSAAM faculty members are educated professionals with extensive training, fieldwork and teaching experience. Additionally, we require all of our instructors to be credentialed by the state of Colorado as teaching professionals. Each teacher brings their own experiences and approach to the classroom while abiding by RMSAAM's strict set of teaching standards and curriculum to create a dynamic environment, consistent program and the highest of standards for our profession.

When you join the RMSAAM community, you become part of a supportive and professional group of practitioners who are passionate about their practice and the well-being of animals.



Our Animal Therapy Programs
Join us for 4-7 days on site per level, our course calendar is designed to allow you to take each level back to back, as we have many students who travel in from out of state or out of country. For each level your time will be divided between classroom and lab settings and the small class sizes allow you to receive feedback from the instructor and fellow students while you are learning. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through the curriculum and the practical application of animal massage and acupressure.

EQUINE MASSAGE PROGRAM
LEVEL 1, THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPIST (ETMT)
LEVEL 2, SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST CERTIFICATIONS (ESMT)
LEVEL 3, ADVANCED MASSAGE TECHNIQUES (AEMT)
5 Days in Elizabeth, CO per level..

Equine Massage Level 1
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Pre-Massage Considerations
Strokes and Techniques of  Maintenance and Therapeutic Massage
Post Massage Considerations for Horses and Horse Owners
Specific Medical Conditions
Building and Marketing Your Practice. Includes Confidentiality, Developing and Maintaining Records, Preparing Case Histories, Developing Case Studies, Marketing Strategies and Insurance.
Pathologies - Gait Observation and its Relation to Muscle Imbalances and Abnormalities. Common Equine Diseases. Discuss Medications, Nutrition, and Treatments both Holistic and Modern.
Horse Handling - Behavior, Communication, Intention and Barn Safety.
Introduction to Acupressure, Essential Oils, and Nutrition.

Equine Massage Level 2
    In Depth Equine Anatomy and Organ Systems. Introduction to Kinesiology.
    Pre-Massage Considerations with Athletes
    Strokes and Techniques of Sports Massage
    Cranial Massage
    Pressure Point Massage
    Post Massage Considerations Specific to Athletes
    Specific Conditions relating to Athletes
    Building Your Practice in the Sports Industry
    Pathologies Relating to Athletes
    *Special Guest Lecture on Saddle Fitting or other Topics. *Dependent on Guest Speaker Availability. (CO only)

Equine Massage Level 3
    Focus is on the Senior Horse
    Pre-Massage Considerations and Contraindications with Seniors
    Strokes and Techniques of Senior Massage
    Palliative Care
    Lymphatic Massage
    Massage for the Nervous System
    Post Massage Considerations Specific to Senior Horses
    Specific Conditions relating to Seniors
    Introduction to Reiki, Color healing, Sound Healing, End of Life Decisions, Plants and Essential Oils, etc.
    Pathologies Relating to Seniors

 CANINE MASSAGE PROGRAM
LEVEL 1, THERAPEUTIC AND MAINTENENANCE MASSAGE THERAPIST (CTMT)
LEVEL 2, SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST (CSMT)
LEVEL 3, SENIOR MASSAGE SPECIALIST (SCMT)
4 Days on-site per class in Elizabeth, CO or Cape Coral, FL.

Canine Massage Level 1
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Pre-Massage Considerations
Strokes and Techniques of  Maintenance and Therapeutic Massage
Post Massage Considerations for Companion Animals and their Guardians
Specific Conditions relating to Companion Animals
Building and Marketing Your Practice. Includes Confidentiality, Ethics, Developing and Maintaining Records, Preparing Case Histories, Developing Case Studies, Marketing Strategies and Insurance.
Pathologies - Gait Observation and its Relation to Muscle Imbalances and Abnormalities. Common Canine Diseases. Discuss Medications, Nutrition, and Treatments both Holistic and Modern.
Animal Handling - Behavior, Communication, Intention and Pack Psychology.
Introduction to Acupressure, Essential Oils, and Nutrition.

Canine Massage Level 2
    In Depth Canine Anatomy and Organ Systems. Introduction to Kinesiology.
    Pre-Massage Considerations with Athletes
    Strokes and Techniques of Sports Massage
    Cranial Massage
    Pressure Point Massage
    Post Massage Considerations Specific to Athletes
    Specific Conditions relating to Athletes
    Building Your Practice in the Sports Industry
    Pathologies Relating to Athletes

Canine Massage Level 3
Specific Massage Techniques that Facilitate Healing / Geriatric and Quality of Life Focus
Grief Counseling, End of Life Issues and Quality of Life Issues
Common Conditions and Injuries of Geriatric Dogs, their Pathology and the Accepted Protocols Currently Used in Veterinary Medicine for Treatment.
Specific Massage Techniques that Assist the Immune System, Help Reduce Pain and Inflammation and Maintain Range of Motion.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Energy Work
Massage for Inflammatory Conditions
Circulatory Massage
Palliative Massage
Euthanasia Ceremonies – Introduction to Specific to Oils, Herbs, and use of Color
Sound Therapy
Pain Evaluation
Anatomy Focus on Lymph System, Joints and Nerve Supply

AAT - This is our Animal Acupressure Therapist Program. This program is the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is an excellent stand-alone program or as an addition to any of our massage programs. This program has two levels of expertise.

AAAMT - This certificate, Advanced Animal Acupressure and Massage Therapist, is achieved by earning an on-site Level 3 Massage certificate in addition to earning an Acupressure Level 2 certificate.

MAAMT - This advanced level program is for those seeking a Master Animal Acupressure and Massage Therapist Certificate. This program is available to select graduates who have already achieved AAAMT status. This program of study is developed on an individual basis with prospective students who express interest. Requirements will include a 50 hour independent internship, 50 hours of independent case study work and 50 hours of assistant teaching at RMSAAM. This is a mentoring program and you are assigned a mentor for the duration. (150 hours)

LARGE AND SMALL ANIMAL ACUPRESSURE PROGRAMS
LARGE AND SMALL ANIMAL ACUPRESSURE THERAPIST (AAT) LEVEL 1
LARGE AND SMALL ANIMAL ACUPRESSURE THERAPIST (AAT) LEVEL 2
SMALL ANIMAL ACUPRESSURE THERAPIST (AAT) LEVEL 1
SMALL ANIMAL ACUPRESSURE THERAPIST (AAT) LEVEL 1 Level 1

7 days on site per level in Longmont, CO.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Concepts and Origins (TCM)
Landmark Anatomy of Equine and Canine - Partial self-study required prior to class. Register at least 2 weeks prior to give yourself time to complete the work.
Acupressure Points, Pressure and Manipulation Techniques
Energy Meridian Pathways, Theory and Application Introduction
Yin and Yang Theory
Shiatsu
The Study of Chi
Introduction to Eight Guiding Principles
Introduction to Five Phases of Transformation
Introduction to Five Element Theory
Important AcuPoint Groups
Signs, Signals and Evaluation
This class takes place at an equine facility in Longmont, CO. Work will take place on horses and dogs.
Level 2

7 days on site per level in Longmont, CO.

Study of Five Element Theory and Application to Large and Small Animals
    Patterns of Disharmony
    Energy Meridian Pathways - In Depth
    Specific Conditions, Equine and Canine
    Study of Groups of Powerful Points and Application to Large and Small Animals
    Picking Points for Treatment
    Fives Phases of Transformation, Application
    Eight Guiding Principles, Application
    Point Locations and Energetics
    Introduction to Tongue Analysis, Pulse Diagnosis, Oils and Flower Therapy
    This class takes place at an equine facility in Longmont, CO. Work will take place on horses and dogs.

What Do Students Say About Our Programs?
Once again I have had a great experience.  I love RMSAAM and all the people involved with the school.
Bill O'Connell, Equine Massage Level 2, March 2013

The way the class was structured, I felt I improved my technique every day, which was wonderful. I loved that there was such a variety of horses to practice on as it enhanced my experience.
Leslie Thomas, Equine Massage Level 1, March 2013

I am so glad to have found RMSAAM. Seeing the dog relax and their eyes roll back and getting them to sigh during the massage, brought a smile to my face.
Jeff Willet, Canine Massage Level 1, March 2013

It was a wonderful experience to able to work on such a variety of dogs, large, small, active, sedentary etc. It was a great opportunity to experience canine massage.
Brett Mortley, Canine Massage Level 1, January 2013

The instructor, Shelley Sheets was fun, positive, extremely knowledgeable, passionate and had great energy. I loved the quizzing and drills to help us remember the material. Can't wait for my next class.
Lisa Westby, Canine Massage Level 1, March 2011

I learned so much about horses and horse massage. The class exceeded my expectations. As a result of the class I have become a much better horse person.
Emily Pugh, Equine Massage Level 1, March 2013

Get Started With Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage Today!
If you are looking for a career that offers you the chance to manage your own schedule and work with animals every day then RMSAAM is the school and the opportunity you have been waiting for. Join our thousands of graduates who have gone on to start active and rewarding businesses with animal acupressure and massage. For more information about all of the programs we offer and to get started, please call us today!
Contact: Our Friendly Staff
P.O. Box 1491
Carbondale, Colorado 81623
Phone: 1-866-903-6462
Email: information@rmsaam.com
Website: rmsaam.com
 

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