About – Power of Touch for Animals

Your "Power of Touch Guide", Megan Ayrault

Bodywork Professional, Zero Balancing Practitioner,

Teacher and Animal Lover

Here's a short part of another video, sharing a little of my story....

What will YOUR story be with the Power of Touch for Animals?

You already know how important touch is to animals. Imagine how much more you can help your dog, horse or other animal, with a little more awareness of what to do, how and when to do it, and what's happening in your animal's body when you do!

How we touch shows our beloved animals that we are seeking a harmonious connection with them, that we are listening and that we deeply care about their well-being. This is what drew me to animal massage over 15 years ago.

And how wonderful that we can help them with healing results at the same time!

​When I look back over my Path, I see that animal bodywork has a fun parallel with my previous life as a school teacher, which included traveling internationally teaching English as a second language. Now I teach ‘Touch as a second language’!



As you can see below from my journey year by year, my desire to learn led to exploring many aspects of the body – the hard layer (bone), the white layers (fascia, ligaments & tendons) and the red layer (muscles). And also very importantly, working with ‘non-physical’ energy aspects with Zero Balancing, Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Reiki. Such amazing bodies our animals (and we) have, and soooo much fun to keep learning!

My Learning History (in addition to a variety of online courses!)

2017

  • Zero Balancing: Form and Fulcrums, with Michael Oruch
  • The Art of Zero Balancing, with Dr. Fritz Smith, Jim McCormick, Michael Oruch
  • Zero Balancing II (repeated); with Sheila Lukasiewich
  • Zero Balancing: Freely Moveable Joints, with Elizabeth Zenger

2014

  • Clinical Reasoning for Equine Healthcare Professionals: Addressing the Musculoskeletal System; Dr. Kerry Ridgeway, DVM
  • Zero Balancing II; Sheila Lukasiewich

2013

  • Zero Balancing I; Dr. Fritz Smith
  • Fascial Release Technique Series; Thomas Myers
  • Brief Tour of Neurofascia; Michael Hamm

2012

  • Unwinding the Spine: Resistance and Release; Deane Juhan

2010

  • QiGong Healing and Breathing Applications, Levels 1, 2, 3; Jeff Primack
  • Faculty for Northwest School of Animal Massage

2009

  • Animal Reflexology; Seattle Reflexology and Massage Center
  • Faculty for Northwest School of Animal Massage

2008

  • Structural Integration (Equine) Level 1; Joseph Freeman
  • Deep Tissue Massage; Robert Haase
  • Myofascial Release (MFR): Myofascial Mobilization; John F. Barnes
  • Faculty for Northwest School of Animal Massage

2007

  • Connective Tissue: Web of Structure, Web of Chi; Deane Juhan
  • Anatomy Trains: Introduction; Thomas Meyers’ Instructors
  • Sotai (Shiatsu form of structural integration); Stephen Brown
  • Equinology: Saddle Fitting and Hoof Dynamics with Dr. Kerry Ridgeway
  • Faculty for Northwest School of Animal Massage

2006

  • Structural Integration (Equine) Level 1; Joseph Freeman
  • Deep Tissue Massage; Robert Haase
  • Craniosacral Therapy I; Upledger Institute
  • Myofascial Release (MFR), multiple courses: MFR II, Unwinding, Skill Enhancement Seminar, Fascial Pelvis; John F. Barnes
  • Faculty for Northwest School of Animal Massage

2005

  • Equine Myofascial Release (MFR); Ruth Mitchell, Equinology
  • Myofascial Release (MFR) MFR I, John F. Barnes
  • Equinology, Biomechanics and Gait Abnormalities with Dr. Hilary Clayton
  • Faculty for Northwest School of Animal Massage

2004

  • Equinology: dissection anatomy with Dr. Deb Bennett
  • Apprentice/Assistant for Lola Michelin/Northwest School of Animal Massage
  • Equine Acupressure; Introduction to TCM and 5-Element Theory; Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

2003

  • The Equine Touch, Foundation and Advanced levels; Jock and Ivana Ruddock
  • Apprentice/Assistant for Lola Michelin/Northwest School of Animal Massage
  • Equine Acupressure; Introduction to TCM and 5-Element Theory; Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
  • BodyMind Academy; Shiatsu certification program completed

2002

  • Lymphatic Facilitation for the Equine; Dale Perry
  • Canine Massage, Level I and II; Patricia Whalen-Shaw
  • Apprentice/Assistant for Lola Michelin/Northwest School of Animal Massage
  • Equine Acupressure; Level 1; Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
  • BodyMind Academy; Massage program completed, and Shiatsu program begun
  • National Certification in Massage and Bodywork

2001

  • Reiki, Level I and II; Janeice Pennington
  • Equine Sports Massage Certification; Equissage, Mary Schreiber
  • BodyMind Academy; Massage certification program started