Practitioners

California


Nedra Abramson
Carlsbad CA 92009
Phone: 310-991-9835
Email: info@reikiforallcreatures.com
Website: www.acupressureforallcreatures.com                                           Specialties: Acupressure and Reiki for all Creatures

animal acupressure massage

Acupressure For All Creatures began because of a love for animals, not just mine but for all animals. Our pets give us the gift of unconditional love everyday, and through Acupressure and Reiki we can restore peace, balance and happiness to their lives. Nedra has worked in animal rescue for the past 11 years. She became a Reiki Master in 2008 and holds a dual certification in Equine and Small Animal Acupressure from NBCAAM. She believes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a life long practice and is looking forward to the journey.

Her credentials are:
•  September 2013 - Nationally Certified Equine Acupressure
•  August 2012 - Equine Acupressure Certification
•  June 2011 - Nationally Certified Small Animal Acupressure 

   •  February 2011 - Animal Acupressure Certification
•  January 2008 - Reiki Master
•  March 2008 - Angel Reiki Certification
•  July 2007 - Essential oils training

Sylvia Hathaway, Feline Practitioner
Canyon Country, CA 91351
Phone: 661-378-8612
Email: josephinesplace@msn.com                                                             Specialties: Small Animal

animal acupressure massageLong fascinated by energy, Sylvia's goal is to enhance the flow between Eastern and Western Veterinary Medicine. She believes that the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine can help eastern and western medicine fulfill their complementary strengths and weaknesses. She received her Tallgrass Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner certificate to supplement her use of Reiki, Bach Flowers, and Animal Communication in a Feline-only practice. She believes that our companion animals come into our lives to learn as well as to teach and offers her services to promote their physical, emotional, and spiritual health and completeness.

She practices at The Cat Doctor and Friends, in Santa Clarita, CA as well as privately, by appointment, for cats only.


Stephanie S. Taylor Equine Acupressure Practitioner
Carmel/Monterey, CA
Phone: 831-622-1994
Email: DrTaylor@womanswellspring.com
Web Site: Womanswellspring.com                                                            Specialties: Equine

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Stephanie Taylor is a medical doctor practicing Preventive and Wellness Integrative medicine in central California. She also is a Master Trainer in Tai Chi for Health.

Saturday classes are available in Yang, Sun and Combined 42 Form styles. Her healing practice is not limited to humans, and in 2012 she was certified as an equine acupressure practitioner. She has two Arabians, who present endless challenges. She trail rides the beautiful central coast.


Margarat Nee
The Art of Dog
Encinitas, CA
Phone: 760-753-1982
Email: info@theartofdog.com
Web Site: theartofdog.com                                                                         Specialties: Small Animal

animal acupressure massage

 

The Art Of Dog philosophy is a truly holistic approach to canine wellness, encompassing physical, behavioral, and energetic issues. Services offered include acupressure, reiki, flower essences, herbal foods and natural nutrition. Treatments and education services are intended to help animals heal themselves, in conjunction with proper veterinary care. We can learn as much from dogs as they can learn from us. It is this mutual regard that is at the heart of The Art Of Dog.

Margarat is certified in small animal acupressure by the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. She is also a Level 2 Reiki practitioner and certified herbalist. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and the Flower Essence Society.


Nancy Cristillo
Hermosa Beach, CA
Email: mcristillo@aol.com                                                                         Specialties: Small Animal

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Tiffany Jorgensen
Elite Animal Massage
Ladera Ranch, CA
Phone: (949) 842-6675
Email: tiffany@eliteanimalmassage.com
Website: www.eliteanimalmassage.com                                                     Specialties: Equine & Small Animal

animal acupressure massageTiffany offers Integrated Massage & Acupressure for Large and Small Animals. Her experiences in massage helped her recognize the benefits of combining other energetic practices including Acupressure. She attended Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute's 330-hour training program to become certified in Equine and Small Animal Acupressure. Tiffany has a nature talent for working with animals and with her in-depth study of massage and acupressure she has gone on to create a well-rounded practice. Tiffany serves the Southern California area. She will come to your home or stable in order to let the animal be the most comfortable.


Karen Shaw
20401 St. Rt. One
Marshall, CA
Phone: 415-663-8247
Email: karen@wowacupressure.com
Website: www.wowacupressure.com                                                          Specialties: Equine

animal acupressure massageKaren began her studies in 1989 at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley and received her diploma in 1994, and continued her studies attending continuing education workshops with focus on TCM and Five Element Acupressure. In 2005,she attended the TAI SOPHIA program “Becoming the needle", and completed a year of study with Sacred Intuitive Healing. Karen began her studies at Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2007, graduating as a practitioner in 2009. Karen then went on to successfully complete certification with the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). Her practice spans Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties.

To Karen, horses are the demonstration of balance and connection to the earth. She feels as a practitioner of Acupressure she is allowing and supporting this essential way of being. Her depth of knowledge and understanding integrated from many years of study and experience allows for calm, gentle, vital movement back to wholeness.


Robin Felix
Moraga, CA 94556
Phone: 925-631-7978
Email: r.felix@wholebodyharmony.com
Website: www.wholebodyharmony.com                                                     Specialties: Equine, Small Animal

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Robin is a certified Equine Practitioner and is a graduate of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley and a Diplomat of Asian Body Therapies from the NCCOAM.

Robin began her equine body work practice 9 years ago becoming interested in Chinese Medicine, acupressure and other vibrational healing modalities. Her practice has evolved to include acupressure, various forms of asian massage therapy techniques like Tui Na, Shiatsu and Thai massage, Reiki and flower essences.


Jami Waldrop
Owner/Director-Mountain Tails Professional Pet Care
Mt Baldy, CA
serving San Bernardino & Los Angeles Counties
Phone: 909-981-0857
Email: jamiwaldrop@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                  Specialties: Small Animal

animal acupressure massageJami is a Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner certified by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and Owner/Director of Mountain Tails Professional Pet Care Services. She provides acupressure, fitness programs, and pet sitting services throughout San Bernardino & Los Angeles. As a Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner, Jami has performed sessions on many small animals with wonderful results. Jami says she didn’t create her business, but that her business created her. She says, “It became apparent very early on that pets needed more than just walks and pet sitting. Many pets are in need of promoting their emotional and physical vitality. That is when I began the Small Animal Acupressure Program.”

In addition to holding a certificate in Small Animal Acupressure, Jami holds a BA in Applied Business Management, a Master of Arts in English & Creative Writing. She was a college professor for 10 years before transferring her skills to pet care.


Claudia Kuntze
Pasadena, CA
Phone: 626-483-5853
Email: claudiakuntze@yahoo.com                                                            Specialties: Equine

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Susan Holmes, Heaven’s Gate Farm
Quincy, CA
Phone: 707-696-7126
Email: heavensgateequine@yahoo.com
Website: www.heavensgateequine.com                                                       Specialties: Equine

animal acupressure massageSusan has enjoyed a life-long devotion to the training and care of horses, both professionally and personally. Her interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed over the past 20 years, culminating in the journey of becoming a Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.

Susan brings the same dedication and focus to helping horses and becoming proficient in acupressure as she brought to her many years teaching 4th – 6th graders in a private Montessori elementary school and to the achievement of black belt in Han Shou Fa and traditional Chinese weapons several years ago.

Susan shares her small farm high in the Sierra’s ~ Heaven’s Gate Farm with her husband, two horses, two yellow labs and an old cat. Their daughter, Darby is an organic dairy farmer.


Katja Auer
CA & Germany
Cell / txt: 818-679-6961
Email: KatjaDorisAuer@yahoo.com
Website: www.equinewellnessgroup.com                                                   Specialties: Equine

animal acupressure massageEquine Wellness Group's founder, Katja Auer, holds a Masters Degree in Science, a Masters Degree in Business Administration, is a Tallgrass Acupressure Institute Equine Practitioner, is Certified in Equine Massage and practices Reiki. During her studies at the University of Arizona, she completed graduate level class work in animal anatomy, physiology, equine nutrition, chemistry and microbiology. In addition, she also has been teaching equine massage for Scola Animila in Germany since 2005.

Katja moved to the United States from Germany in 1992. She began riding horses in Germany as a young child and was hooked on horses and riding every since she can remember. In Germany, she showed German Warmbloods in dressage and jumping, rode in fox hunts (no real foxes were hunted) and also as balance for her and her horses did a lot of trail riding. She earned her German FN Bronze Certifications in Riding and Carriage Driving. She continues to be an active equestrian with focus on dressage and trains with FEI level trainers and competitors. Katja is an active member of USEF and USDF and currently resides in Southern California. She loves experiencing the horse’s reactions to Acupressure, Massage and Reiki and watching the owners' reactions when they see their horses respond so joyfully. Discover Equine Wellness Group for yourself!


Tronica Lindstrom
Hands-On Therapies                                                                                     Specialities:  Equine
Gilroy, CA (South Bay Area to Hollister)
Phone: 415-627-8274
Email: Tronica@Hands-OnTherapies.com
Web Site: www.Hands-OnTherapies.com, www.facebook.com/handsontherapies.Gilroy

animal acupressure massageTronica is a relationship-oriented person who cares about how her clients feel, function and relate. Doing things that enable horses and people to function better is her passion and purpose.

As an equine and human acupressurist, her intention is to enable balance, well being and health in her clients. She does this by applying her formal education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupressure with the insights she gains from her human and equine clients, and having empathy with what we all face living through life's ups and downs. Her coursework and certifications come from: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, the National Board of Animal Acupressure and Massage, and the McKinnon Massage Institute (formerly the Berkeley Acupressure Institute).

Tronica doesn’t create solutions in search of a problem, she seeks to understand her clients and their issues, then generates a specific approach for that individual. She invites you to work with her for yourself or your horse to experience the benefits of acupressure to gain balance in your body or assist in maintaining your good health.


Manuela Cerrito
Independence, CA
Email: manuela@tedrad.com

Manuela works with equine acupressure, sports massage, and Reiki.


Heather J. Sanders,Wags ‘n Wellness | Canine Holistic Therapies
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Phone: 510-387-7707
Email: heather@wagsnwellness.com
Website: www.wagsnwellness.com                                                              Specialties: Small Animal

animal acupressure massageHeather holds certifications in Small Animal Massage through the Northwest School of Animal Massage and Small Animal Acupressure through the Tallgrass Institute. She believes in the integration of Eastern and Western treatments to support balanced health. Heather combines hands-on therapies with advice on herbs, nutrition, exercise, and behavior modification techniques to create a customized holistic plan for each of her canine clients.

A member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork and the SF Raw Feeders, Heather also regularly volunteers with several Bay Area rescue groups and shelters. When not working with other people’s animals, she enjoys hiking and trail running with her furry “children” and her husband.


Louise Hebert, Head to Tail Massage & Acupressure
Sanger, CA
Phone: 559-824-3933
Email: Tillypie123@yahoo.com                                                                  Specialties: Equine & Small Animal
Website: www.headtotail.us

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Louise’s lifelong passion for animals enticed her to study complementary and alternative care and Reiki. She first obtained a certificate from the Western Montana School of Equine Massage. Wanting to offer more than massage to the animals in her life, she pursued her studies in acupressure for equines and small animals. She is proud to be a graduate of the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Her business ‘Head to Tail Massage & Acupressure’ is based out of Sanger, California and covers Fresno and its surrounding areas. Louise offers her services in the small animal’s home, and equine’s barn, or wherever the animal feels most comfortable.


Elise McMasters
Ohana Somatic Therapies
212 Main St, Suite 104
Templeton, CA  93465
Phone: 805-674-2202
Email: elise.mcmasters@gmail.com
Ohanasomatictherapies.com         Elise-mcmasters.bemrgroup.com            Specialties: Small Animal & Equine

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In addition to certification in both equine and canine bodywork and massage,
I am a graduate of both the large and small animal acupressure programs at Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. I am also a graduate of Novato Institute of Hanna Somatic Education for both equines and people. I also offer Bemer therapy treatments for horses, dogs and people.
I always welcome questions pertaining to, or interest in my work or areas of study/certification.

In her practice on the Central Coast of California, Elise provides individual sessions based on the present needs of your pet combining Massage Therapy, Acupressure, and Energy balancing.

 


Mike Giusti
Pawfectly Balanced Animal Acupressure
Nationally Certified Canine Practitioner
Temucula, CA
Phone: (951) 663-6224
Email: Mike@PawfectlyBalanced.com                                                     Specialties: Small Animal

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Mike has always had a love for nature and all animals. This love became a 30 year career trying to preserve CA’s wildlife as a biologist for the CA. Dept. of Fish & Game. When Mike & his wife acquired their first standard poodle, Chai, he began his journey into dog sports and they, compete at the “excellent” level in AKC agility trials. Mike’s Tallgrass acupressure training began in 2010 and he completed his certification in August, 2011.

During his case studies most animals experienced benefits from just one session. He had remarkable success helping one canine client with hip dysplasia and was fortunate to work with an owner who had several older rescue dogs. Mike is helping small animals throughout southern California. He will come to your home or the location where you and your pet(s) will be the most comfortable.


Melya Stylos
San Rafael, CA (serving the Bay Area)
Phone: 415-747-5100
Email: cowgirlacupressure@gmail.com
Website: www.cowgirlacupressure.com                                                    Specialties: Equine

animal acupressure massageMelya Stylos wanted to be a cowgirl since meeting her first herd of horses at age 5. Her first career was in working with people and encouraging their potential, with lots of horse studies on the side. She has now made her passion for horses, and how the body is designed to function, her full-time work. Melya combines her training in equine acupressure with an extensive knowledge of natural horse care and behavior to assist each horse to heal with nature.

Melya has found that owners can see a change in their horses after just the first session of acupressure, with an increase in well-being and its ability to cope with its physical issues better. And that just a few more sessions can often resolve the underlying source of the issue. Melya has watched many horses heal from many types of physical problems, with the added benefit of behavioral issues also voluntarily resolving. Melya welcomes as new clients those horse owners who have tried other treatments that didn't work, conventional or alternative, or whose horses have symptoms that continue to recur.

Melya owns an Appaloosa named Annie, well-loved at the stables for her gentle spirit, and together they trail ride over the open spaces of Marin County.


Zoe Gan
CA & Singapore
Pawsitive Sensations
Website: www.pawsitivesensations.com
Biz Tel: +65 97681417
Email: zoe@pawsitivesensations.com                                                        Specialties: Small Animal

animal acupressure massageAfter witnessing the many benefits of massage therapy on dogs whilst living in USA, Zoe founded Pawsitive Sensations in Singapore in 2007 to provide dogs with gentle & complimentary care to veterinary care. Interested in a holistic approach, she continues to learn and reads widely to keep up with advances in small animal care. Zoe has an Honours Dip in Veterinary Assisting, is a certified Bach Flower Practitioner, & is certified by PetMassage Institute for CanineMassage and Water Therapy.

She is now a graduate of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and looks forward to sharing the benefits of acupressure with her patients. She has and will never look back since leaving her engineering career.

The Pawsitive Sensations Team continues to lead and push the pet culture in Singapore forward through education, promoting social responsibility and working with local vets to give pets a more complete and holistic standard of care...just as humans would receive. Things are looking better every day!


Yuru Feng
HandZenPawz
Santa Barbara, CA 
Phone: 805.450.8075
Email: feng.yuru@gmail.com                                                                     Specialties: Small Animal

animal acupressure massageHANDZenPAWZ is a Santa Barbara based small animal acupressure and massage mobile service provider, bringing quality therapeutic treatment services directly to pets via convenient house call appointments. Founded by Yuru Feng, a certified animal acupressure and massage practitioner, with certifications and accreditation from the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and the Northwest School of Animal Massage.

Yuru Feng is passionate about helping animals through HANDZenPAWZ services as well as giving back to local animals in need by volunteering with the community government and non-profit organizations, including Santa Barbara Animal Shelter, K-9 PALS, C.A.R.E 4Paws, and Shadows Fund.

With a life-long passion for animals and a longtime adopter and pet parent herself, she has adopted many cats and currently parents three adopted rescue dogs. She volunteers in Santa Barbara regularly and fosters additional dogs as well. Yuru relocated to the Santa Barbara area from Seattle in 2001. Born in Taiwan, she holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish, spent three years in Spain, and achieved a master's degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her passion for helping animals led her to pursue yet another way to provide assistance by becoming a certified acupressure and massage therapist, providing therapeutic acupressure and massage services for pets that make a difference in the quality of life they enjoy.


Linda A. Hunt
Riverside, CA
Phone: 951-218-6217                                                                                  Specialties: Small Animal

animal acupressure massageLinda began her studies in acupressure after meeting Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow in 2010. She has loved pets all her life and began learning to become a dog trainer in 2005. In order to gain experience with animals, she became a certified pet sitter with Pet Sitters International and has been self-employed through her own business, Linda Hunt Pet Care.

Finding that she enjoyed the healing aspect available through acupressure, she entered the instruction program for Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, and was certified in 2015. Her training includes dog obedience; Tui Na, Food Therapy and Shiatsu from Tallgrass; Massage Therapy and Reiki Level 1 from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy; and doTerra Essential oils.

 


Kimberly Pertierra
Helping Hand Therapies
Westminster, CA                                                                                           Specialities:  Equine
Phone:714-287-6973    Email: animals@helpinghandtherapies.com         Websitewww.helpinghandtherapies.com

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Kimberly graduated From Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2014 and National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM) in 2015 - Equine Acupressure

Kimberly has loved and cared for animals her whole life. Even as a child, she would bring home stray animals, comfort them, and try to locate their owners. Her family always had companion animals, but it was her on her grandfather’s farm that she fell in love with horses. He bred Morgans, and she began spending time with them when she was five years old.

She earned an Accounting Degree from California State University, Fullerton and began working at a public accounting firm, but she soon realized that she longed to integrate her connection to animals with a holistic modality. It was then that she discovered Equine Acupressure. Kimberly attended Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and graduated in 2014 as a Certified Equine Acupressure Practitioner. Shortly after, she completed the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM) in 2015 and opened her business, Helping Hand Therapies in Westminster, California. She is a member of and insured through Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Kimberly strives to help horses achieve a balance of body, mind, and soul, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge to benefit others. She believes learning is a lifelong process and continues to take classes to further her education. She feels extremely thankful for all her teachers and the knowledge and experiences they have shared, and she wants her work to be a reflection of that gratitude.


Annette Ramseyer
Monrovia, CA                                                                                               Specialities: Small Animal
Phone:  626:391:6356   Email: annette@easingpaw.com                           Website: www.easingpaw.com

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Easing Paw Animal Wellness owner, Annette Ramseyer holds a Master's in Immunobiology, Ph.D in animal Biology, is Research Associate, Certified Human Massage Therapist from Maric College, Irvine (High Achiever Award), Reiki First  degree certification for Humans; Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute Small Animal Practitioner, Healing Touch for Animal Practitioner, and offers Animal Massage. Annette started as a scientist at Cal Tech, Pasadena, CA City of Hope, Duarte, CA & Children's Hospital, LA, CA.

After she finished her certification in Human Massage Therapy she decided to extend her knowledge into the field of Animal Therapy. She felt always connected to small & large animals. Annette began with Animal Massage; then attunement by Elisabeth Ridgeway (Reiki Master) opened the world of :Healing". Healing Touch for Animals training and Acupressure for Small Animals from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute followed and opened the possibility to help animals with all their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Annette provides individual sessions based on the present needs of your pet, combining Massage Therapy, Acupressure, and Energy balancing, with focus on Small Animal Acupressure and Healing Touch for Animals. She offers sessions at your home or at the Dog Zone in Monrovia, CA.

She is a member and insured through Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and Hands on Trade Association.


Tracey Sciarra
Orange County, CA                                                                                         Specialities:  Small Animal, NBCAAM
Phone: 714-595-5179    Email: pals4pawspetsitting@gmail.com                 Website: www.pals-4-paws.com

Originall working in the surgical field with humans, Tracey knew her true passion was to work with animals. In 2008 she opened a small pet sitting company and never looked back. Noticing that many of her canine clients were seniors and wanting to help with the common aging ailments, Tracey took a canine massage course and became certified in 2011. Always with a focus on healing, she furthered her education through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and became nationally certified in animal acupressure in 2017. The combination of massage and acupressure has been very beneficial for the animals.

Tracey provides acupressure massage services at several traditional/holistic veterinary offices in the Orange County, CA area, as well as private, in-home sessions.