Jolena Kusec, BSc(Agr), Dip EMT
Education and Certifications
Diploma of Equine Massage Therapy
D'Al School of Equine Massage Therapy, London, ON
Canine Massage Therapy Certification
NorthWest School of Animal Massage, Vashon, WA
Canine Trigger Point Therapy Certification
Instructor - Ken Bain, LMT, MTI
Relaxation Chair Massage Certification
Relax-to-the-Max, Vancouver, BC
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Diploma of Agricultural Science in Western Horsemanship
Lakeland College, Vermillion, AB
BC Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork Professionals (current member, founding member)
International Federation of Registered Equine Massage Therapists (former member)
As a lifelong animal lover, I've always wanted to make it my life's work to improve the lives of animals, especially horses and dogs. My passion led me first to working with western horses on a training farm and ultimately to animal massage in 2000.
What I love most about my career is that it allows me a unique opportunity to support my clients, as it touches on all aspects of their quality of life. Massage can benefit a dog in all stages of life, can prevent injury and minimize recovery time, as well as the benefits to their mental health, happiness and stress relief.
I specialize in sports and rehabilitation massage for canine athletes because of the intriguing challenges it provides, the incredible benefits for my clients and the satisfaction I feel having a small part of a dog's success. There is no better feeling than seeing a client return to optimal health and competitive ability after an injury.
I do what I do for the love of dogs - I wouldn't have it any other way!