Illinois Animal Acupressure Practitioners

Nancy Knott, Equine Acupressure Practitioner 
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 
Phone: 847-757-3569 
Email: nsknott1@gmail.com 

animal acupressure massageNancy has a varied and extensive background in the horse world. She did fox hunting and steeple chase when growing up in Georgia. Nancy obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a specialty in Equine Sciences from Louisiana Tech (LT). While attending LT, she "broke" 2-year olds using non-force methods which entails using body movement and energy levels to communicate and control the horse. Nancy has been a jockey in the racing industry, as well.

During the last 15 years, Nancy has trained thoroughbreds at race tracks thou the United States. Her current practice combines her training work and in-depth knowledge of horses with her Certification in Equine Acupressure through Tallgrass and her equine massage therapy background.


Barbara Scalise 
8 N 125 Naperville Rd. 
Bartlett, IL 60103, USA 
Phone: 630-289-9596 
Email: barbscalise@gmail.com 

animal acupressure massageBarb Scalise, CPDT, has been working with dogs full time since 1995 when she opened a local pet-sitting service. Over the last ten years, she has completed certifications in pet dog training, canine massage and, in June of 2005, small animal acupressure. According to Barb, fitness is an important component of dog training and guardianship. She's a big believer in the saying "If your dog is overweight, you're not getting enough exercise!" And she knows from personal experience that acupressure is one of the best modalities for keeping your dog fit and active, both physically and mentally.

Barb's current pack consists of two chocolate labs, an English pointer and a vizsla, who hold titles in agility, obedience, rally-o, tacking and field events. And, of course, her ever-patient husband, Ralph, who doesn't hold any official titles at all and yet, she cant' imagine the journey without him!


Kara Rojek, Small Animal Practitioner 
Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs 
Chicago, IL  
Phone: 708-710-9582 
Email: KaraRojek@yahoo.com or info@animalhealthandharmony.com  

animal acupressure massageKara Rojek is a certified Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner with accreditation from Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. Her practice also includes Animal Reiki. Kara's interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine began through volunteering for animal rescue organizations. She became interested in how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in cooperation with Western Medicine can help animals achieve better health and well being. She continues her work volunteering with rescue animals and is looking forward to making TCM and Energy Healing more accessible to pets in Chicago.

Kara lives on the northwest side of Chicago with her two rescue dogs, Capone – a boxer mix and Bella – a pit bull. She is currently working in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, sessions can be held in the convenience of your own home or wherever the animal feels comfortable.


Kendra Laughery, Equine Acupressure Practitioner 
Deer Park, IL 60010 
Phone: 847-840-1196 
email: litellady1@aol.com 

animal acupressure massageAs a Tallgrass Equine Acupressure Practitioner, I am able to offer a well-rounded therapy session since I have training and experience in other healing modalities as well… I am a Equine Massage therapist and successfully completed the courses through Anam Cara School of Equine Massage. I am a Reiki Master and Joint Yoga Practitioner. As a horse owner and because of my love for them, I decided to continue my education in healing modalities for equines.

Additionally, I have a background in competing at Quarter Horse Shows with halter horses and pleasure horses. I live in Deer Park, Illinois and practice in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.


Kathi Soukup, Tallgrass Instructor 
Kathi Soukup NCBTMB, LMT 
KS Equine Massage and Bodywork 
Freeport, IL, USA 
Phone: 815-541-0308 
Email: kathi.soukup@ks-equinemassage.com 
Web Site: www.ks-equinemassage.com/ 

animal acupressure massageAs an Equine and Small Animal Practitioner with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute Kathi offers her services on site throughout Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa. In addition to her acupressure certification Kathi is also certified in equine and canine massage having completed her studies at Integrated Touch Therapies in Circleville Ohio. She is also a nationally certified and licensed human massage therapist graduating from the East West Healing Arts Institute in Madison Wisconsin.Kathi enjoys integrating the various bodywork modalities she is trained in on her equine, human and canine clients.


Christine Johnson, Small Animal Practitioner 
St. Charles IL 
Phone: 630-901-4597 
Email: Christine@dogs4life.com 
Web Site: www.dogs4life.com 

animal acupressure massageChristine is a Practitioner of Small Animal Acupressure with Tallgrass and is the founder of Dogs 4 Life, established in 2002. She specializes in canine in-home programs including: behavior training, acupressure and massage, offered throughout the NW & W Suburbs of Chicago. Christine has an in-depth background working many dogs that have experienced emotional trauma, such as: abuse, neglect, abandonment, and other temperament and behavior issues. Her goal is to seek optimal physical and emotional health solution for each individual dog. Christine works with Acupressure, Massage, Bach Remedies, and Flower Essences to enhance the dog's health and well-being.

Christine lives with her three dogs, UDX Mr. Boy Strider, Grand-CH, Field-CH Electra Comes to Light, SC, CGC (Lexie) and her newest addition Sequin. She currently competes her dogs Confirmation, Lure Coursing, and Obedience.