Who We Are
The British Columbia Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork Professionals originated in 2007 by a casual meeting and joining of Animal Massage Professionals in the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia. The group began reaching out to Practitioners and Therapists for both large and small animals, inviting them to join in for support and friendship.
The numbers quickly grew and it became apparent that in order for the profession to take hold and become a recognized and respected field in British Columbia (as it already was in other parts of the world), the group needed to formalize.
Hence, the British Columbia Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork Professionals became a registered, non-profit, incorporated Association in February, 2009.
Members work co-operatively with Professionals from other fields and are held to a required level of education, skill and ethical code of conduct. Working within our scope of practice, Providers do not treat, diagnose or prescribe.
The British Columbia Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork Professionals promotes professionalism through education, self-development; and the creation and maintaining of regulated standards for Animal Massage and Bodywork Providers.
The Association is committed to serving the public by having a means of access to Member Providers that are held to a highly skilled, ethical, professional standard.
The Association By-Laws and Code of Ethics are the means by which Members are regulated and regarded.
The Association supports Members through advocacy, public awareness, education and professional development.
Massage is the manual manipulation of of soft tissues for the betterment of the animal. It improves physical, emotional and mental health.
Reflexology is a non-invasive focused compression technique that assists the body to rebalance its natural energies.
Ttouch utilizes a variety of techniques of touch, movement and body language to affect behaviour, performance and health and to increase the animal’s willingness and ability to learn in a painless and anxiety free environment.
Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on energy technique used for stress reduction and relaxation, allowing the body to tap into its natural healing ability.