Hello Dog Lovers,
we are excited to announce another Canine Massage Workshop with Christiane! And this time it is hands-on!!
Saturday, October 27th at 1 pm – Location Muktuk Kennels
presented by local Christiane Koch-Champeval – certified Canine Massage Practitioner
(for more info on Christiane see below)
- Physiological benefits of massage (~15min)
- Massages techniques, 5 different strokes will be explained and demonstrated (~1 h-1h1/2)
- Palpation techniques to locate some important muscles (~30min)
- Hands on : Full body massage step by step performed by each person with a dog(~1h30)
Workshop will probably take up to 4 hours.
10 participants maximum! 1 FRIENDLY dog per person!
Cost: $25 for DPSAY members, $40 for Non-members
Membership Fees (annual): Individuals $15 – Adults, Individuals $10 – 18 years and under
How to register:
- We do not accept reservations via FB messages.
- You must send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your spot is only safe, when we received your payment. Please send E-Transfers to: email@example.com
- If you don’t do online banking, please contact us to make other arrangements for your payment.
- If you like to become a member of DPSAY, please fill out attached Membership form and email it to us with your reservation. (or print it and bring it to the workshop)
- Include membership fees in your E-Transfer please.
- We will establish a waiting list and contact you in case of cancellations.
- We will send a confirmation of your spot by e-mail, please give us some time!!
See you soon!!!
Your DPSAY Board!
Bio Christiane Champeval-Koch
Christiane Koch-Champeval is a certified Canine Massage Practitioner. She graduated at the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) in Vashon, Washington State, one of the few licensed provider of Animal Massage certification in North America. She has a Speciality certification in Performance ( sports)massage which includes Stress Point Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapy.
The 2 certifications involved a total of 300 hours study of canine anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, massage technique, behaviour and handling and many hands on!
She decided to focus on sled dogs, being musher and handler, she realized how massage can help to prevent muscles injuries. It’s in fact why she decided to get all the certifications from a school that was chosen by the International sled dog veterinary medical association as reference for the massage part in their handbook edition 2015.
She worked on 2 Yukon Quest 300 teams in 2017 and the results were significant, none of the dropped dog was related to muscle injuries.
She worked on an Iditarod team (2017), 14 dogs made it to Nome, no muscles injuries. Before she started her work the musher told her to do what she can but that he already knew that at least 4 dogs are going to be dropped early in the race because of all their muscles problems during training .They all made it to the finish line with the team in 36th place.
She likes to say that one of her strength is that living with sled dogs for 8 years, training them, helping her husband in races gives her a good knowledge on these crazy dogs ‘strength and weakness!
Christiane is also a” Doctor en Pharmacie” in France which is equivalent to a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences.