Practitioner Minnesota

Michelle Bame, NCCMT 

Small Animal Acupressure

In the early 2000's, Michelle's interest in canine bodywork came easily when one of her dogs starting refusing jumps and was less excited about running. Michelle learned to be more proactive with bodywork and conditioning to avoid similar injuries in the future. She studied Canine Sports Massage and earned a certification with 300 hours.  Michelle is a 2013 graduate of Animal Acupressure Institute, and a Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner, completing a 330 unit program. She became Minnesota's 1st nationally certified practitioner in canine massage and acupressure. . . and she has not looked back!

Sarah N. Bertsch, MA, NCSAA, RMP

Small Animal Acupressure

Optimal Animals is a holistic resource for animals and their people in western WI and the Twin Cities area of MN. Sarah is certified in Small Animal Acupressure through the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage with further study through the Animal Acupressure Training Academy. She is a Reiki Master Practitioner, having studied at the The International Center for Reiki Training and The Animal Reiki Source. She is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.