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Colorado Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork

An independent chapter of the

International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork

Upcoming meetings

There are no upcoming meetings since Margaret Auld-Louie no longer has time to run CAAMB. If you would like to take over running CAAMB and planning meetings, please contact Margaret: Margaret@OptimumChoices.com.

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We have formed a Yahoo Group called COAAMB for members to communicate with each other. Meeting information will also be available on the group calendar. Please join our group if you are a professional, student or teacher practicing animal massage, bodywork or energywork. The Yahoo Group is COAAMB because the "CAAMB" name was already taken on Yahoo.

Past meetings & events

The spring 2007 meeting was held at CRCG where Lisa Speaker, the co-founder of CAAMB and founder of the Colorado Alliance of Animal Owners Rights (CAAOR) spoke on legislation to protect the rights of owners to choose therapeutic alternatives (and our right to practice on animals whether a vet is in the room or not). To learn more about CAAOR, please visit the website at: www.caaor.org. Also, there is a Yahoo Group for the organization here: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/CAAOR

CRCG is located at 3760 South Lipan Street, Englewood, CO 80110. See www.dog-swim.com  for more info.

The winter 2007 meeting was held at Hounds on the Hill Doggie Daycare, January 15, 2007 with CAAMB members Terri Desnica and Janice Mann speaking on Understanding Canine Behavior for Bodyworkers.

The fall 2006 meeting was held on September 19th, 2006. CAAMB member Beth Pelosa presented a talk on equine aromatherapy (essential oil use with horses) at her barn in Longmont, CO. Beth has instructed for Tallgrass Animal Acupressure and is an IAAMB member.


CAAMB offered canine massage at the USDAA South Central Regional Championships in Englewood, Colorado, on July 1-3, 2006.



Members attended the 3rd annual conference of the International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork at the Millenium Harvest House in Boulder, Colorado on June 15, 16 & 17, 2006. The Pre-Conference Workshop on Business Practices and Laws, Lobbying & Legislation was held June 13 and 14. 

The spring 2006 meeting was a workshop on canine first aid Sunday, May 14 from 1 pm - 5 pm at Hounds on the Hill dog daycare, 960 Lincoln St. Denver, Colorado. The instructor was Jeanne Nixon, breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks and owner of Gold'n Paws natural pet supply store in Golden.

The winter 2006 meeting was held on February 7, 2006, at Hounds on the Hill doggie daycare in Denver, which is owned by member Terri Desnica. Members exchanged intake forms.

The fall 2005 meeting was held on November 1, 2005, at Panera Bread in Arvada. Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow spoke on "How to build a successful animal bodywork business".

The first meeting was held on August 16th, 2005 at the Canine Rehabilitation and Conditioning Group in Englewood, CO. Margaret Auld-Louie spoke on common canine structural imbalances.


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