My inspiration for Beloved Companion Animal Massage was Winnie. This “fluffy” Pembroke Corgi came into my life as an older dog and soon developed arthritis in her rear legs. While traditional veterinary treatment eased her symptoms, holistic therapy such as acupuncture gave her even more quality of life. In her final few months, I learned about canine massage from my niece, a surgical veterinary technician, who recommended Zen Animal Massage.
During Winnie’s massages Julie and I talked about her business. I did my research and enrolled in her alma mater, Bancroft School of Massage Therapy’s Doggone U.In addition to massage techniques, Bancroft has rigorous coursework in Small Animal anatomy and physiology, animal behavior, CPR and first aid, and more.
I interned at Arlington’s Mill Brook Animal Clinic and Save A Dog in Sudbury, and have massaged the llama, pig, and goats of Wilson Farm in Lexington, veterans’ combat dogs for the Commonwealth’s Department of Veterans’ Services, and many private clients.
In addition to my private practice, I massage dogs by appointment at Crate Escape in Belmont. I also work full-time at The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist. I am humbled daily by the love and support of friends, family, and the occasional random stranger. I share my home in Arlington with my beloved Rob and his sons, Jay and Dan, and our rescue dog, Daisy.
Member of and insured by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
- Member of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage
- Member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Dog Owners’ Group
- Part of the Animal Wellness Guide