Comprehensive Animal Massage Courses

Interested in learning how to improve your animal’s comfort, happiness, and well-being on a daily basis? Then let’s go on a mind-blowing adventure together with your horse or dog using the Animal Massage Awareness Method©.

Our Mission

We've assembled these courses to make it possible for us to share our years of experience and knowledge with every interested animal owner. After years of instructing animal lovers in-person, we've made it possible to get them same experience and knowledge in an online format for the first time!

Helping Animal Lovers Provide Better Care...

We'll teach you how to use your hands, not just to care for and heal your animal (or other animals), but to have more daily fun with your companion and deepen your bond. To actively participate in a holistic way to improve your animal’s wellness, fitness and happiness on a daily basis. To help your horse/dog grow into a good athlete, prevent muscle aches, stiffness, and improve coordination and agility? If you see value in doing ANY of the above for your horse/dog, then you’re ready to deepen your connection with your beloved animal companion. So our course is for you! Keep reading…

Unique Online Animal Massage Course

Imagine learning on your own time in a comfy space, eliminating the need to travel to a predetermined time and place, and working directly on your animal(s).

Hours of Practical PDF and Video Courses

Our modules include principles & concepts of massage, contraindications to massage, anatomy & physiology, as well as various massage movements and techniques, routines and therapies.

French Course Library

Browse our currently available online courses for French-speaking animal lovers... 


Years of Massage Experience


Years of Veterinary Experience


Detailed PDF Explanations


Languages Available

Our Team

Meet the experts who will guide your learning.


CEO, Massage Therapist, Internationally Pulished Author

Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt

With over 40 years of his experience as a massage therapist, lecturer and internationally published author, Jean-Pierre will help you develop a home care program to improve your animal's health and well-being. This include some simple massage tips and gentle stretching exercises, as well as some heat and cold modalities. This unique and tailored approach will allow you to quickly attend to your animal’s needs on a daily basis.


Managing Director and Holistic Approach Expert

Natacha Hourdebaigt

French native Natacha brings an international touch with her 20 years of invaluable experience as a veterinary technician. She also specializes in several holistic approaches including Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Access Bars, Bach Flowers, and Geobiology. She uses her broad background to implement a variety of techniques in her professional services.

Have Further Questions About Our Courses?

We've created an in-depth FAQ full of our most commonly asked questions regarding courses. If you have questions about downloading videos, starting daily care with your animal companion, or results and benefits, you'll find all the answers here.

What Sets Our Courses Apart?

Learn what makes our comprehensive courses different than any other learning resource available...

Quality Instruction

We're the undisputed experts in animal massage therapy and related practices. Our courses allow you to practice safe and effective daily care for your animal companion in your own home or barn.

Online Format

We offer the only online course of this caliber that will allow you to learn the skills traditionally taught in an in-person setting. AMA's courses make it possible to obtain a quality animal massage education in the comfort of your own setting and on your timeline.

Valuable Content

Our courses are packed with hours of practical PDF and video guides. We'll reiterate important concepts, providing detailed explanation and supporting literature for your future reference.

Share the Knowledge by Gifting Our Courses

Did you know that it's possible to send our courses as a gift to a fellow animal lover, veterinary student, or massage therapy enthusiast? 

Reviews and Testimonials

See what our past and ongoing clients & partners have to say about their experience working with us.

“As a fellow author, teacher, colleague, and friend, Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt surpassed our expectations for the lecture and hands-on clinic he held at Tuft Veterinarian School. I personally recommend his teaching skills as a continuing education program for any school.”


Author and Director of Equine Massage at Tuft’s Veterinary School

“With sensitive insights and simple language, the author describes common muscular problems underlying gait irregularities. Jean-Pierre explains how hands skilled in massage can contribute to a dog’s comfort and healing.”


Author of Dogsteps, A New Look. A Landmark book and video on canine gait and structure

“Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt has masterfully applied well-known, effective human massage techniques to dogs. Canine Massage is a well organized, highly readable book that places those techniques at your fingertips.”


Author of Peak Performance, Coaching the Canine Athlete, Jumping A-Z: Teach your Dog To Soar and Dog Health & Nutrition for Dummies

“Jean-Pierre presented one of the best workshops I have ever attended. I am glad I have had the opportunity to receive such high-quality instruction and be encouraged to have confidence in oneself to work effectively.”


Animal Massage Therapist and Teacher

“I consider Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt  leader in horse massage therapy education and one of the foremost experts in his field.”



“Jean-Pierre’s expertise in equine massage advance techniques, stretching and hydrotherapy make him a valuable partner in the maintenance of my top horse clientele.”


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