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Northwest School of Animal Massage


Massage Therapists

About Us

The Northwest School of Animal Massage was founded in 2001 in response to the growing demand for approved training programs in canine massage and equine massage in the State of Washington. Today students travel from around the globe to Vashon Island to complete their hands-on training in massage, acupressure and aromatherapy for animals.

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  • Licensed by the Wa Workforce Training Board
  • Founded in 2001
  • Distance learning with intensive hands-on training
  • Animal compassion
  • Canine and equine massage


Classroom at NWSAM
Students with Dixie in "Gorilla's Glen" on campus
Student working on a competitor at the Vashon SheepDog Classic
The Path to Learning
NWSAM Instructor Kim Bauer with Galahad

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Lola Michelin
Director of Education