Thank you for looking into Massage and Fitness Training for your pet. 

Massage is one of the most effective, non-invasive, and easily accessible health tools you can offer your pet, and yourself of course.  It's used on many different animals for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common calls we get are about an active dog who's having a problem but their vet can't find anything wrong. The other very common request is to help a middle aged dog or cat stay active and feeling good, and of course many calls to help beloved seniors.

After a massage people report wonderful effects such as a disappearing limp, sleeping better through the night, and a happier and more playful pet. For more specifics about Massage please click on the link to the left.

Conditioning and Fitness Training picks up where play exercise leaves off. It gives your dog strength, agility, flexibility, speed, strength and endurance that fetch, tug of war, wrestling and running at the beach can't.  In as little as 5 minutes a day you can help your dog live and age really well, and increase the bond between you. 

Conditioning and Fitness Training clients are seeing their dogs have more energy, strength and balance. Dogs that have struggled with weight are shedding excess pounds. Post surgical dogs who hadn't quite gotten over that limp or regained full use of the joint are getting over that 'hump'.  For more information about Conditioning and Fitness Training please click on the link to the left.

My Background: From 1993 to 2005 I worked with people in different areas of health care, specializing in corrective bodywork. In 2005 I realized that animals, particularly dogs, could benefit from what I'd learned about how bodies do what they do; including how they stay healthy, age well, and get hurt and heal.

Since then I've been working with pets of all sorts, in all stages of life. Helping them maintain and/or enhance their ability to move the way they were meant to are the goals of massage and fitness training, and I'd love the opportunity to include your loved one as one of the countless animals that have been helped by these services.

For more information, including how to contact me, please check the link on the left. 

Hope to be seeing you soon!

Shelah Barr
cmt, abw, samp, ccft


Please note that massage and conditioning and fitness training are not a substitutes for veterinarian care, and I will not diagnose, treat, prescribe, or provide any service outside my scope of training, certification, and expertise.