NWSAM @ BFAS

2013 is Your Year: Visit Best Friends & Learn Animal Massage

Make it A Year of Learning and Giving Back

2013 is another busy year for the Northwest School of Animal Massage and we wouldn't have it any other way! We will be traveling to Utah to teach at Best Friends Animal Society three times this year. Current and prospective students can jump on this unique opportunity to take any or all three levels of our animal massage certification classes at one amazing location! Come visit paradise on earth, learn new skills and perhaps even extend your stay to volunteer with the animals.

Level 100: LAMP & SAMP Maintenance Massage Practical

Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:30am to Saturday, April 6th, 4:30pm

5001 Angel Canyon Road

Kanab, UT

This exciting 5-day session integrates hands-on training with the theory completed during the Large Animal Massage Practitioner (LAMP) & Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) 100 distance-learning courses. The course focuses on maintenance massage and is the gateway to further studies in performance and rehabilitation massage in later courses. During class you will work with a variety of animals under the supervision of your instructors.


Cost: $500, which includes materials and a $50 registration fee.

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 100: LAMP or SAMP Distance Learning Course.

Your (typical) Day

  • 8:30-9:00am Morning Meditation
  • 9:00-10:30am Classroom Theory and Demonstrations
  • 10:45-11:45: Massage Practice Sessions with the Animals
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Classroom Theory / Project Time / Guest Speakers (varies each day)
  • 2:30-4:00 More time with the Animals for Massage and Demonstration
  • 4:00-4:30 Question and Answer Session / Daily Wrap-up (and for those taking sleepover animals, time to pick up your new friend for some fun!)
Small Animal Massage Demonstration

Level 200: LAMP & SAMP Performance Massage Practical

Tuesday, July 23rd, 8:30am to Saturday, July 27th, 4:30pm

5001 Angel Canyon Road

Kanab, UT

This 5-day course integrates hands-on training with the theory studied in the Level 200 distance learning course. This course focuses on performance massage and includes advanced techniques such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and more. Learn from NWSAM's best sport massage instructors and from the amazing behavioral staff at BFAS.


Cost: $500, which includes materials and a $50 registration fee.

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 100: Maintenance Massage as well as Level 200: LAMP or SAMP Distance Learning course.

Wonderful one day workshops too!

Level 300: LAMP & SAMP Rehabilitation Massage Practical

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 8:30am to Saturday, Oct. 26th, 4:30pm

5001 Angel Canyon Road

Kanab, UT

This 5-day course integrates hands-on training with the theory studied in the Level 300 distance learning course. This course focuses on rehabilitation massage, with valuable techniques such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage and circulatory massage. Learn to support those recovering from illness or injury. BFAS features a hydrotherapy center and on-site veterinary clinic to enhance your experience.


Cost: $500, which includes materials and a $50 registration fee.

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 100 Maintenance Massage program and Level 300: LAMP or SAMP Distance Learning course.

Northwest School of Animal Massage

NWSAM was founded on three guiding principles:

  1. To foster compassion for the animal community
  2. To provide a higher standard of education for our industry
  3. To nurture the continued growth of our student body

At NWSAM the Future is in Your Hands