Learning Paths - Power of Touch for Animals

What will be your Learning Path to help the animals you love?

Welcome Animal Lovers!

You will find many individual e-courses and a few "savings bundles" to choose from at the E-Learning Center, where you can also "filter by category"" to help you find what you want.

Here are some suggestions to match common needs and interests. Please click the button for the animal(s) you want to help with the Power of Touch:

Cats or other animals? Courses or bundles for Dogs can work very well for you, too.

For Dogs...

General Well-being & Connection

"Starter Pack" for Dog Lovers is a great savings bundle to build your skills for safe and effective bodywork for any dog. It contains 4 short courses and covers:

  • Safety & Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • Developing Touch Sensitivity

Senior or 'Approaching  Senior' Needs

Senior Dog: Meridian Massage, Acupressure and More is ideal if you want extra help for the challenges of aging! Great for any age dog, especially starting around age 4-5 for early support.

  • Elements from Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory to enhance your Touch.
  • Acupressure points and meridians especially useful for aging-related issues

Deluxe Package for Biggest Savings

"Power Pack" Bundle of all 7 e-courses for dogs! For building your skills for safe and effective bodywork for your dog, including Prevention, Maintenance and Pain Relief, including targeting hip and hind end issues, aging, etc.. Contains all 7 courses with 3 month payment plan.

  • Includes all 4 "Starter Pack" e-courses, plus...
  • Senior Dog: Meridian Massage, Acupressure and More
  • Helping Your Dog's Hips and Hind End
  • The Original "Rescue Dog Massage"

For Horses...

General Well-being & our Connection

"Starter Pack" for Horse Lovers is a great savings bundle to build your skills for safe and effective bodywork for any horse. It contains 4 short courses and covers:

  • Safety & Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • Developing Touch Sensitivity

Senior or 'Approaching  Senior' Needs

Senior Horse: Meridian Massage, Acupressure and More is ideal if you want extra help for the challenges of aging! Great for any age horse, especially starting around age 8-10 for early support.

  • Elements from Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory to enhance your Touch
  • Acupressure points and meridians especially useful for aging-related issues

Back Focus- Prevention, Maintenance & Pain Relief

Equine Back Pain to Back Health: Build your skills for safe and effective bodywork for your horse, and extend those skills to learn Prevention, Maintenance and Pain Relief specifically targeting your horses back, which helps the whole body!

  • 16 "Techniques" video lessons
  • 16 "Anatomy Connections" lessons
  • 16 Bonus Interviews from Professionals (veterinarians, bodyworkers, farrier and a saddle fitter), sharing their best tips for how to help your horse's back and whole body, including strategies to help prevent or delay problems from developing.
  • "Back Care Basics for Horses" is a shorter version of this course, also available at the E-Learning Center.

Welcome Aspiring & Professional Bodyworkers!

Remember, these courses are not designed for professional certification. (I recommend other schools for that, where you can get part of your training in-person 🙂  Please see video message for you on the Professionals page if you haven't already.

Power of Touch e-courses ARE designed to supplement professional training , whether as an introduction, exploration, or as continuing education.

All courses are very appropriate for professionals and aspiring professionals.  That said you may choose to skip Animal Massage 101. Depending on your background, this may be quite basic for you. It may also still be valuable for review and reinforcement of your other learning. With many of the bundles available (see above), the $$ savings will mean you get it for free anyway. 😉

Most courses have the option to earn a certificate with Continuing Ed credits. If you're unsure about which bundle or individual course to choose, please email me, and let me know which ones you're considering and what your needs are. Curriculum details are also on the page for each course.

CE hours available:

(with completion of assignment and processing fee)

For Dogs...

Listening Hands for Dogs

CE Credits - 7 hours

Listening Hands for Dogs is an excellent course for developing your touch sensitivity - for better effectiveness and assessment.

  • Developing Touch Sensitivity

Senior or 'Approaching  Senior' Needs

CE Credits - 20 hours

Senior Dogs is and excellent course to learn about the techniques that are most suitable for the needs of this age group.

  • Acupressure & Meridian Massage

Help for Hips & Hind End

CE Credits - 30 hours

Helping Your Dog's Hips & Hind End focuses on Prevention, Maintenance and Pain Relief for dogs hips and hind end. With a theme of "hip issues", you will learn techniques and skills to help your dog's hind end as well as compensatory patterns in the back and shoulders. 

  • 7 Bonus Interviews from Professionals (veterinarians and bodyworkers), sharing their best tips for how to help your dog's hips and hind end, including how to help prevent or delay problems from developing.

For Horses...

Listening Hands for Horses

CE Credits - 7 hours

Listening Hands for Horses is an excellent course for developing your touch sensitivity - for better effectiveness and assessment.

  • Developing Touch Sensitivity

Equine Back Pain

CE Credits - 50 hours

Equine Back Pain to Back Health is an excellent course to extend your skills for Prevention, Maintenance and Pain Relief specifically targeting your horses back. With a theme of "back pain", you will learn techniques and skills to help your horse's whole body, since everything is connected to the back!

  • Variety of techniques
  • Anatomy Connections Lessons
  • 16 Bonus Interviews from Professionals (veterinarians, bodyworkers, a farrier and a saddle fitter), sharing their best tips for how to help your horse's back and whole body, including strategies to help prevent or delay problems from developing.

Senior or 'Approaching  Senior' Needs

CE Credits - 20 hours

Senior Horses is an excellent course for you if you want to extend your skills to learn techniques to help senior horses with arthritis and other challenges of aging .

  • Acupressure & Meridian Massage

Back Care Basics for Horses

CE Credits - 12 hours

Back Care Basics for Horses is an excellent course to extend your skills to learn basic Prevention, Maintenance and Pain Relief specifically targeting horse's backs.

  • Variety of techniques
  • Anatomy Connections Lessons
  • 4 Bonus Interviews from Professionals (veterinarian, bodyworkers, and a saddle fitter), so you can learn their best tips for how to help your horse's back, and also wonderful tips and strategies to help prevent or delay problems from developing.