Sports Massage as a Career with Animals

Sports Massage is becoming a popular career with animals as pet parents continue to be actively involved with their dogs and horses. This type of  massage is therapy for circulation, muscle spasms, tension, and muscle tone. Sports massage promotes healing and increases the range of motion in all breeds of dogs and horses.

You are probably already being massaged by your pet parent who has a love for animals.  Even if they do not have a background in massage, the most important qualification for success  as a certified massage therapist is this love and empathy for suffering animals.

Presently, there are no state regulations governing the licensing or certification of canine massage therapists. Your pet parent can enroll in a home study certificate program in Canine Massage. Equissage charges $895 for their certification program which includes all books, tests, audio and video tapes and other materials. In the future, this program may be online.

If you feel that your pet parent should be earning between $40 to $70 per session with a pet other than yourself and can spare the company of your pet parent for 40 to 50 minutes at a time, then encourage them to become a certified sports massage therapist.  That money could be used for your premium pet food, training, toys or travel.

Watch this pet video about this woman’s decision to become a CMT:

Living in the moment,
Pet Companion to animal lover Amelia Johnson

Leave a comment from you or your pet below!


  • Carol Bryant

    June 16, 2010

    Very interesting career choice. We just ran a post about careers with dogs at the FIDO Friendly magazine blog, and this career wasn't mentioned. Very informative post.

  • Natural Balance Food

    July 7, 2010

    A new career path aside from being a dog walker, nanny or horse trainer. I wonder if animals got also pressure points wherein promotes once blood circulation.

  • Professional Health Advisor

    October 10, 2010

    As a newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you!

  • Leigh Dietterick

    October 15, 2010

    Okay article. I just became aware of your blog and desired to say I have really enjoyed reading your opinions. Any way I’ll be subscribing in your feed and Lets hope you post again soon.

  • Kathy

    October 20, 2010

    This informative article encouraged me very much! Bookmarked your blog, extremely interesting categories everywhere that I read here! I like the info, thank you.

  • house insurance

    October 21, 2010

    I didn’t know that.

  • Lexie Fritchley

    October 25, 2010

    This is very interesting, how often do you update your website?

  • Health Advisory

    October 29, 2010

    That’s too nice, when i comes to Asia hope it can make a rocking place for youngster.. hope that can come true.

  • dwi attorneys lawyer

    November 2, 2010

    There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points Features also.

  • ypvadmin

    November 3, 2010

    Hi Lexie, Thank you for connecting with us. Schatzi was attacked in June so we took some time off. Except for some scar tissue, she is doing well and anxious to get back to inspiring pet parents. She has thousands of videos to post so stay tuned!
    Amelia – Schatzi’s pet parent

  • ypvadmin

    November 4, 2010

    I imagine any site with massage in the name would get spammed. I believe there is a wp plug-in but I have not installed it yet. The people actually have to identify the words to post.

    Living in the moment,
    Amelia & Schatzi

  • ypvadmin

    November 4, 2010

    This is original material. Come back often for more like it.

    Living in the moment,
    Amelia & Schatzi

  • cynthia

    December 22, 2011

    Animal therapist pursue their careers under different capacities. Like human beings, animals also grow tired and become stressed. They also need to be relax and need a massage treatment especially those athletic animals like horse and dogs.

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