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Interested in starting an animal massage program at your local shelter but don’t know where to begin? 


My good friend Michele Rappoport’s popular seminar is now available in package form.  You’ll learn everything you need to know from someone who has successfully created, launched and managed shelter massage programs in both public and private facilities.


The package includes an information-packed Power Point presentation and nine accompanying handouts with templates for everything from….


  • How to choose a shelter and sell the idea

  • How to teach volunteers and staff basic massage techniques -- syllabus included.

  • How to grow and nurture the program

  • How to market your animal massage business using your connections at the shelter


Also included as a special bonus are up to two hours of telephone consultation with Michele to address your specific questions and needs.


Helping a shelter establish a massage program is a low cost, innovative way to market your services, grow your practice and do a little good, all at the same time. I have used her program to successfully launch a program at a local shelter. Read the article I wrote about Michele for the Animal Wellness Guide.


This class is for animal massage therapists as well as shelter staff and interested volunteers. The cost is $250.


For questions, more information, and ordering, contact Michele Rappoport using the button below,  or use the form underneath, or email her at , and tell her Lisa sent you!


Learn how to start a shelter massage program.

About the Presenter


Michele Rappoport is a certified graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy’s small animal massage program.  She has worked with both public and private shelters in New Jersey, Colorado and Arizona. 


The program she created for Tucson’s 800-animal county shelter has been running since 2014.  In that time, hundreds of volunteers have been trained and countless animals have been calmed and made more adoptable.


Michele also draws from a 25-year background as a marketing communications professional and entrepreneur.  She is the founder of PetFriends, a pet grief support hotline, which celebrated its 20th  year of service in 2015.

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