“Advanced Massage for the Canine Athlete Workshop” with Ken Bain

Ken trained and competed with canine athletes for over 15 years, and understands the toll these sports take on the dogs' bodies.
Ken trained and competed with canine athletes for over 15 years, and understands the toll these sports take on the dogs’ bodies.

Join us on September 27-29, 2013, at the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage headquarters, in Elizabeth, CO!

This workshop was developed for the canine massage therapist who wants to work in the world of competitive sporting dogs. The advanced workshop will build on what you have learned in the RMSAAM Level 2 Sports Massage Program.  Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Stretching the canine athlete
  • Evaluating range of motion
  • Lines of compensation
  • Introduction to trigger point therapy
  • Working at dog sporting events
  • Putting it all together into a massage routine that most effectively addresses the needs of the canine athlete.

Every participant is allowed to bring a well-behaved dog which will be used during the hands-on portion of the workshop. You will also receive a personalized notebook with over 130 pages of information, and photographs illustrating the techniques discussed in the workshop.

As a canine massage therapist, you can take your practice to a whole new level by working events such as Agility, Frisbee, and Flyball competitions. These dogs need your help, and with this advanced technique workshop, you’ll learn the tools to provide such a service.

About Ken:

Ken Bain is a Texas Licensed Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor, specializing in trigger point therapy for both humans and canines.  Ken is a graduate of the Texas School of Massage, the Institute of Trigger Point Therapy, Pet Massage in Toledo, OH, and Massage Awareness in Wellington, FL.  He is a member the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB), and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Ken trained and competed with canine athletes for over 15 years, and understands the toll these sports take on the dogs’ bodies.  He has been providing bodywork since 2003, and based his practice almost exclusively for the human and canine competitor. Along the way, he has had the opportunity to spend time with multiple animal physical therapists and rehab veterinarians.  His practice currently shares many clients and office space with a pain management and rehab certified veterinarian in Houston, and a rehab certified veterinarian in San Antonio, TX.

Ken was a featured speaker at the 2009, and 2011, IAAMB Educational Conferences.  In 2010, he started teaching workshops for the canine competitor and canine massage therapists, passing on a wealth of information gained over 10 years of practice.

Tuition: $599.00.  A 3-week advance registration is required.  To enroll in the workshop, please click here.


Testimonials from previous workshops:

I have recently returned from a workshop in Toledo, Ohio, at PetMassage, which was a16-hour training in Massage for the Canine Athlete with Ken Bain.  Ken’s knowledge and gifts, both as a practitioner and teacher, surpassed all my expectations.  Because of his expertise of over 10 years working with sports dogs, I now have more tools to work with my sports dogs, and also I have gained immeasurable confidence.  Ken’s thorough student notebook of over 130 pages with illustrations and detailed explanations, has become invaluable to me, and will remain something I continue to study frequently. His sense of humor and his one-on-one instruction contributed to my incredible experience in this workshop.  As a recent graduate of RMSAAM, I believe Ken Bain to be a valuable asset to your curriculum.

~Bobbie (Barbara) Epley, NC

I highly recommend attending Ken Bain’s, ‘Massage For The Canine Athlete’ seminar.  Ken’s information, is given in a clear, concise, easily understood manner, and immediately enhanced my canine massage skills.  Especially helpful, was all of the hands-on work with the dogs.  Ken freely shared his knowledge and experience, ensuring that his students would be able to competently integrate workshop information into their own canine massage business.

~Jeanna Billings, Shaman’s Spirit Animal Communication, IN

I am so glad I was finally able to take a class with Ken.  His expertise in the field of canine massage that includes education, and most importantly, actual hands-on experience, makes his presentation invaluable for other canine massage professionals.

~Letha Cupp, Creative Pet Projects, IN