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. Classes will enable you to understand fundamental principles, contraindications to CMT, correct terminology of canine anatomy and physiology and physiological effects of applied massage techniques. Our dog massage training program includes both remedial and sports massage techniques and is still the highest standard delivered within Australia.

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 comfortable setting. Practical days are currently conducted in Daylesford, Victoria, with onsite accommodation available.

Our next New Zealand CMT course will be starting in April 2018, the practical week dates ‘TBC’ for October 2018 in Hastings, New Zealand.

Enrolments for the newly started (31st Oct) CMT-Aust course are open until the 14th November 2017.

Our next CMT Australia course will start online Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Practical Week Dates are scheduled for early August 2018.

Subjects covered in the certificate are;

  • Anatomy of a dog
  • Overview of body systems
  • Contradictions and cautions to massage
  • Visual observations Incl. Gait analysis
  • 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
  • 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 10% administration and balance paid over 5 months, please contact us for a course guide and payment plan information
Course Dates: Enrolments are open until 14th Nov for the current CMT Victoria course - Started 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 Daylesford 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