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Jonathan Rudinger –

Episode Summary –

Jonathan Rudinger, RN LMT has been instrumental in developing the field of canine massage for people at home and PetMassageTM at the professional level since the mid-1990s. He is the author of 7 books and 6 DVDs, children’s workshops and programs for scouts, camp and after school. He has facilitated over 300 week-long canine massage workshops to train people to create and market professional quality businesses. His book, Creating and Marketing your Animal Massage Business is the text for a home study course which is also a module in the PetMassage Foundation level workshop.

Recognized as an authority on massage for dogs he has been interviewed on many major radio and television and cable networks. He has been featured in Whole Dog Journal, Dog Fancy Magazine, Natural Dog, Cosmopolitan, AARP, Glamour, Massage Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, Massage Today and Massage Therapy Journal.

Jonathan's contribution to the animal massage and bodywork field is his personal interpretation of canine massage, PetMassageTM. The PetMassageTM technique is identified as a specific modality in the massage therapy textbook, TouchAbilities.

Jonathan's vision for the canine massage industry expands beyond this school. He is the founder and president of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork, and also president of the Association of Canine Water Therapy.

Jonathan is often called upon for interviews in national media, invited to lecture about animal massage [Crufts in the UK 2000, Paris FR in 2010 and 2014, HHBacker Pet Industry Trade Shows in Chicago and Baltimore 2010, and the AHVMA conference in Kansas City, KS 2013], and is recognized as a lobbyist supporting the rights for animal massage practitioners to practice legally.