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Heather Wallace owner of Animal Bodywork Aromatherapy with her two horses Delight and Ferrous based in Colts Neck New Jersey
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My Approach

My name is Heather Wallace. I am a triple-certified massage therapist who provides fear-free 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. My techniques are adapted to each pet to remove imbalance, improve strength and flexibility, and prevent injury. These techniques may include: Sports Massage, Acupressure, Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Stretching and Mobilization. 

Prevention is key to your animal’s well-being. Regular bodywork removes tension and improves the body’s natural processes. I don’t treat your animal’s symptoms because I am not a veterinarian. Instead, I remove interference and blockages throughout their soft tissue to help your animal balance themselves.

Is your animal timid, nervous, or doesn’t like strangers? No problem. My therapies are designed to address the whole body: emotional, mental, and physical. Treatment is customized to the needs of your animal.  Even the most sensitive animals achieve the results they need. I work with all temperaments and breeds. I am dedicated to earning the trust of your animal and making sure each session is a positive one, regardless of the time it takes.


  • Reduce inflammation.
  • 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.


  • 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.

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Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese modality of inserting small needles into specific body points to remove blockages and aid healing. In-office sessions by Dr. Kendra Pope and Dr. Amanda Marino of Prism Integrative Veterinary Health. Home visits are provided by Dr. Michelle Morges on a limited basis.

Craniosacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. Great for sensitive animals!

Massage Therapy

So much more than relaxation! At Animal Bodywork & Aromatherapy our goal is to remove tension and bracing throughout the soft tissue of the body so that it can properly support and stabilize the vertebrae and Central Nervous System. We use a variety of massage techniques including: Sports massage, acupressure, myofascial release, and trigger-point therapy provided by Heather Wallace, a Certified Equine and Canine Sports Massage Therapist. Massage has been used for thousands of years to improve the health of the body and prevent illness and injury.

All massage sessions for horses, dogs, and livestock.

Rehabilitative Therapy

Thermal imaging, sports massage therapy, targeted stretching, applied aromatherapy, and cold laser therapy for horses and dogs.

Horse & Rider Saddle Fit Evaluations

Independent evaluations of horse, rider, and saddle both static and dynamic provided by Heather Wallace, a Certified Equine Ergonomist. Measurements and photos are provided for your use with recommendations. Tack and equipment can be a huge factor in your horse’s health and performance level, so make sure you are set up for success.

To schedule an appointment, please click the link below where you’ll complete a consultation form so I can learn more about your animal and your goals.