Certificate in Canine Myofunctional Therapy (Professional Dog Massage)

Canine Massage

Help mans best friend with the aid of Canine Myofunctional Therapy – ‘CMT’ (professional dog massage). This course has been designed for all those with a love of dogs and an interest in improving their health and wellbeing with the gentle but powerful therapy of massage. The Founder of the NCTM, Sandi Rogers, developed the therapy and teachings of Canine Myofunctional Therapy for the Australian market. Classes will enable you to understand fundamental principles and the terminology of canine anatomy, physiology and applied techniques. Our dog massage training program is the highest standard delivered within Australia with the highest qualified trainers with many years experience.

The Canine Myofunctional Therapy Course is conducted via blended delivery. Blended delivery is a combination of online training and in class, combining the very best of both worlds in education and training. Webinars are conducted on a weekly basis, having a few breaks to assist you to review and reflect on subjects covered. Practical subjects are delivered over a 5 day intensive period where you will join other students and be guided with our lecturers to massage dogs in a clinical setting. Practical days are currently conducted in Daylesford, Victoria, wit onsite accommodation available.

Our next New Zealand CMT course will be starting in February 2018, the practical week will be in Hastings, New Zealand.

Enrolments for our next CMT Australia Course starting on the 31st October, 2017 are now open

Subjects covered in the certificate are;

  • Anatomy of a dog
  • Overview of body systems
  • Contradictions and cautions to massage
  • Visual obsevations
  • Soft tissue diagnosis
  • Diverse range of appropriate massage ‘hands-on’ techniques
  • Soft tissue treatment protocol to aid recovery
  • Muscle origin, insertion and action
  • Remedial and Sports massage therapy techniques
  • Gait analysis
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Professional report writing skills
  • Clinical case studies
  • Business development

Booking Options:

Please email: mail@nctm.com.au for the enrolment and payment agreement forms to be emailed to you.

Course Information

Investment: $2,995 -paid upfront or payment plan available
Payment Plan: 30% deposit add 15% administration and balance paid over 5 months, please contact us for a course guide and payment plan information
Course Dates: Next CMT Victoria course Starts online 31st October 2017. In-class 5 day Practical weeks will be held in March 2018, Daylesford, Victoria
Course Duration: Course is to be completed within 12 months part time from commencement date
Delivery Mode: Online weekly theory webinars and 5 days of in class practical hands-on workshop. Inclass sessions are held in Victoria or Hastings in NZ. For all details contact mail@nctm.com.au or call 03 5338 2851. Full itinerary available
Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this course
Assessment: Theory and practical assessments are to be completed prior to graduation
Course Materials All course material is included in the course investment
Accreditation:   Graduates are eligible to join the Small Animal and Equine Naturopathic Association SAENA as a full member