Animal Acupressure Practitioners are not veterinarians. They do not diagnose, prescribe medications, or perform surgery. Their information is not intended as a substitute for the advice and treatment of a licensed veterinarian or medical professional.
Jesse McCowan, NBCAAM Certified Small Animal & Equine Acupressure Practitioner
Specialties: Small Animal & Equine Acupressure, Animal Iridology and Animal Communication
Jesse is a Certified Small Animal and Equine Acupressure Practitioner accredited by the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Jesse obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with an Honours Specialization in Animal Behaviour from Western University. After graduation she continued her studies and specializes in Animal Iridology, Bach and FES Flower Essences, Cold Laser Therapy, Animal Reiki and Animal Communication. She is also a certified Holy Fire Reiki master.
She has spent her whole life dreaming of the day she could help the animals. She grew up with her mother doing natural health therapies for people but always felt a stronger connection to animals. Until she finds a perfect location for her office she is mobile, serving the Greater Toronto Area and Durham region. One day she hopes to open an animal rehabilitation centre for physical and emotional recoveries on a ranch. In her spare time, she hikes with her Australian Shepherd, Kaia.
Sonia Bellon, Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner
Although originally she intended to work solely with animals, her practice has slowly shifted towards helping people as well on their healing journey.
Tania Costa, Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner, CMP, CCRP
Specialties: Small Animal, dog massage
Tania is a Practitioner of Small Animal Acupressure with Tallgrass Animal Institute and the owner and operator of Canine Wellness Centre in Toronto, Canada. She specializes in animal rehabilitation, massage, acupressure and water therapy throughout the Toronto area. She has worked with canines since 1997 certified in massage therapy, acupressure, rehabilitation as well as an extensive background in herbal remedies, bach flower essences, and manual therapy techniques.
Her goal is to provide a wellness centre that is committed to assisting dogs of all abilities. Canine Wellness Centre is a 2,000 square foot facility including a 16' swimming pool with underwater treadmill and two closed-circuit televisions to monitor and assess gait. Also her commitment to accommodate all dogs and owners she has included a wheelchair ramp for owners and their service dogs so that they can watch their dog during water therapy sessions.
Her services include regular rehabilitation and wellness services for dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia, ligament or muscle injuries, degenerative disorders as well as programs for weight loss, recreational swims, puppy swims, do-it-yourself grooming and daycare for disabled or paralyzed dogs.
Nancy Joyce, Animal Acupressure Practitioner
Vancouver, British Columbia
Specialties: Small Animal
Nancy is a Certified Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner accredited by the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Nancy is committed to improving the way we assess and treat our animal's overall health and well-being. Although western medical techniques can be very helpful it is vital to slow down on pharmaceuticals, and include other philosophies and treatments that include an animal's mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Nancy is also an Animal Reiki Master and enjoys combining both modalities for optimum results. Nancy's focus is working with all animals that have behaviour and/or emotional issues as well as chronic and recurring illness. Puppies to seniors. Pets, rescues, wildlife and sanctuary animals
Maureen Manning, Small Animal Acupressure PractitionerEdmonton, Alberta, CA
Maureen Manning established PAWS for SynerChi with a vision of working closely with veterinarians and in conjunction with other animal rescue and/or shelter organizations to provide “Proactive Animal Wellness & Support”. Maureen’s life-long passion and love for animals has inspired her to expand beyond her professional career in the corporate world, by creating an Edmonton-based business where she will work proactively to maintain animal health and support animals in need of healing. Maureen will combine different healing modalities to achieve optimal results by creating a wellness program tailored to each animal’s specific needs.
Maureen is a Certified Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner accredited by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, and is nationally certified in canine acupressure through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage. She is a Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner accredited by Northwest School of Animal Massage. Maureen is a Reiki Master and an Animal Communicator, having studied with various animal communication organizations around the world for the last few years.
Susanne DeBernardi, Equine Acupressure Practitioner
Equi-Care+ Therapies Portland Ontario, Canada / Servicing Eastern, Central, and Southern Ontario
Susanne has completed the Equine Acupressure Practitioner Program by Tallgrass in 2018. Having been a Bach Flower Therapy Practitioner since 1996 she has always been interested in holistic therapy for horses and their riders.She has studied Acupressure and Reiki over the past 15 years and added a workshop in integrative therapies with Dr. Kerry Ridgway in South Carolina. Traveling to Germany to study Dorn Therapy and becoming a Dorn Therapist has complement her veterinary and medical technician background. Since Susanne has always been interested in staying current and improving her knowledge level, she continued her studies and received certifications in Cold Laser Therapy and K-Taping. In addition, in order to aid veterinarians in the diagnosis of various equine ailments, she has become certified in Equine Thermography. Susanne's passion is to provide the best care possible for horses and their owners. GIVE YOUR HORSE WINGS. Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner TGAAI Acupressure Practitioner SNHS Dip
Location: Milton, Ontario Canada
Specialties: Small Animal
Alanna attended Sheridan College to study Animal Care to gain more knowledge on animal welfare. When the year was over she found herself drawn to the physiotherapy side of animal care. It was always rewarding seeing an animal feel better and watching them improve each day. Alanna then attended The Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy where she learned sports massage for canines.
Hungry for more education Alanna found Canine Bowen Therapy at the Canine Bowen Institute. After graduating from The Canine Bowen Institute Alanna has opened her doors to helping animals. Two Hands Four Paws Therapy was born! Over the years she has helped many animals overcome issues that seemed impossible to resolve. Always looking for more ways to help the animals Alanna has now added Small Animal Acupressure as well as PEMF Therapy to her list of services.
Carol is a Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner accredited by the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Most of her life, Carol has followed the scientific methods taught in her Bachelor of Science (BSC) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Her journey into learning alternate ways of improving horses’ health and well-being started when she took her first course in Equine Message. Since then, she continues to further her knowledge through practice, taking additional equine related courses and attending seminars offered by equine bodyworkers. Acupressure, through Tallgrass, has been an exceptional tool to add to Carol’s equine wellness toolkit, especially with its focus on assessment and because it can easily be shared and used by equine caregivers.
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