My name is Heather Wallace. I am a veterinarian-referred, animal bodyworker, who provides full-body massage therapy to animals of all ages and activities to reach optimum strength and balance while removing knots and adhesions through the soft tissue. I work WITH your animal to achieve gentle but effective sessions that continue to unwind for 3-5 days after the appointment.
Certifications: Equine Sports Massage, Canine Sports Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Equine Ergonomics, PEMF Therapy. Additional techniques listed below in Services.
Prevention is key to your animal’s well-being. Regular bodywork removes tension and improves the body’s natural processes to allow for self-healing. I don’t diagnose or treat your animal’s symptoms because I am not a veterinarian, but I love working alongside them. Instead, I remove interference and blockages throughout their soft tissue to help your animal balance and align itself. As a result, I can be an integral part of your wellness team.
Official Massage Therapist
Is your animal timid, nervous, or doesn’t like strangers? No problem. I designed my therapies to address the whole body: emotional, mental, and physical. I customize treatment to the needs of your animal. Even the most sensitive animals achieve the results they need, in the time that they require. I work with all temperaments and breeds.
I am dedicated to earning the trust of your animal and making sure each session is positive, regardless of the time it takes.
BENEFITS OF BODYWORK FOR YOUR PET OR PERFORMANCE ANIMAL
- Reduce inflammation.
- Correct muscle imbalances and relief pressure on joints.
- Increase circulation.
- Improve digestion.
- Speed wound healing.
- Restore mobility to injured muscle tissue.
- Reduce stress and anxiety.
- Early detection of skin and health problems.
- Positive desensitization to touch.
- Prevent colic and tying up.
- Prevent lameness or common injuries.
REGULAR BODYWORK SESSIONS CAN IMPROVE
- Arthritis or general stiffness.
- Trouble getting up from a sitting or prone position.
- Limping or lameness.
- Difficulty tacking up or girthing.
- Bucking, rearing, or scooting.
- General wellness program.
- Supplement chiropractic or acupuncture sessions.
- Reduce pain naturally.
- Improve flexibility.
- Fine tune timing and balance for sport animals.
- Balanced stance.
I work with dogs of all ages and breeds, from police dogs, agility dogs, conformation dogs, and pets.
Make an appointment with me for an evaluation and session at my Keyport office on Wednesdays and Fridays. I am also available every other Tuesday at K9 Basics in Marlton, NJ.
I am the award-winning author of Body Conditioning for the Horse and Rider and have been featured for my work in Horse Illustrated and The Plaid Horse.
I offer a wide variety of massage techniques, including sports massage, acupressure, trigger point therapy, and mobilization. Lymphatic drainage and stretching are also offered along with craniosacral therapy.
Choose from my signature organic, all natural blends: Insect Repellent, Healing, Anti-Inflammatory, Stress Relief or make an appointment for a customized blend all your own.
Saddle Fit Evaluations – Closed January/February.
I am trained and certified by Jochen Schleese of SaddleFit4Life.
Sessions are 1.5-2 hours and involve measuring horse and rider, and evaluating saddle for both standing and ridden in an 80-point inspection.
After veterinary clearance, I can be an integral part of your wellness team. I will conduct a nerve test, lameness exam, thermal imaging and if possible, a saddle fit evaluation. You will then be provided an exercise and bodywork plan that will include modified exercises, stability pads, cold laser therapy, and a variety of massage techniques customized for your horse’s needs.
To schedule an appointment for any of my services, please click the link below where you’ll complete a consultation form so I can learn more about your animal and your goals.