Animal Bodywork & Aromatherapy is independently owned and operated by Heather Wallace, a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Equine Ergonomist through Saddle Fit 4 Life (CEE), and Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CCMT).
What Makes Us Different?
There are many bodyworkers and equine specialists in the world. We are different because we prioritize working together to share our individual findings, whether among our team, or with yours, to benefit your animal. Heather Wallace, the owner and operator, is a triple-certified massage therapist with a focus on the WHY your animal is out of balance and gentle, effective techniques to help your animal naturally and for long-term health. Most importantly, she places the utmost importance on listening to what your horse or dog’s body tells her through touch and body language so your animal builds trust and confidence, promoting a healthy relationship and dynamic. As a result, she specializes in “sensitive animals” who tend to be reactive, aggressive, or anxious.
*Disclaimer: As a big believer in holistic wellness, Heather finds it is incredibly important to collaborate with other specialists in their fields. With the exception of Heather, all other therapists are independent contractors with their own practices in the animal wellness industry and choose to collaborate on a case-by-case basis for the benefit of your animal. They are independent contractors and not employed by Animal Bodywork & Aromatherapy.
Meet the incredible team of certified animal bodyworkers, veterinarians, and chiropractors that work together to naturally improve the health of your horse or dog through massage, acupressure, acupuncture, and more.
Each therapist may be seen individually or in combination with another to give the most holistic approach to wellness for your animal, large or small.
Inquire about our specialized combination sports massage and chiropractic adjustment to fine tune your animal’s complete musculoskeletal structure!
Heather Wallace, ESMT, CCMT, CEE
ACUPRESSURE, AROMATHERAPY, COLD LASER, SPORTS MASSAGE, THERMAL IMAGING, HORSE & RIDER SADDLE FIT EVALUATIONS
Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CCMT), Certified Equine Ergonomist, and Aromatherapist in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Providing exceptional quality and specializing in sensitive animals, Heather uses therapeutic sports massage techniques, trigger point therapy, acupressure and stretching to non-invasively relieve inflammation, pain, anxiety and increase flexibility, mobility, and speed healing for animals. She also provides horse and rider static and dynamic saddle fitting evaluations to assure best fit and long-term health for human and animal alike.
She has written on natural health and wellness for horses and dogs for a variety of publications including Horse Illustrated, Good Dog Magazine, Holistic Horse Magazine, and Equine Info Exchange, and is the bestselling author of Confessions of a Timid Rider and Girl Forward.
Madelyn Rauch, DC, AVCA Certified
CHIROPRACTIC (HUMAN AND ANIMAL)
Dr. Madelyn Rauch is a chiropractor graduated from Life University, who is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). She provides gentle, neurologically based chiropractic care to all animals large and small! Dr. Madi is passionate about helping your animal live life to their fullest potential, may it be a equine athlete looking to move up in their career or your senior dog trying to maintain a pain free life and continue going on walks. Chiropractic adjustments remove interference to your animals central nervous system, which allows your animals body to function optimally. There are innumerable benefits to regular chiropractic care for your animal, email her to find out how she can help your four legged best friend.
Michelle Morges, DVM, MS, DACVIM, cVMA
EQUINE AND CANINE ACUPUNCTURE
Michelle Morges, DVM, MS, DACVIM, cVMA received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. She completed a rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado and a specialty internship in oncology at North Carolina State University. Her medical oncology residency at Colorado State University was completed and she obtained board certification in 2014. More recently, she completed her training in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) in April 2017.
Dr. Kendra Pope, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVIP
EASTERN (CHINESE) MEDICINE, ACUPUNCTURE, HERBS, ONCOLOGY
Kendra Pope DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVIP practices at Integrative Oncology & Veterinary Wellness in Red Bank, New Jersey. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida, and certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, food therapy and Tui-na at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete a rotating internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained board certification in Oncology in 2015. She currently is enrolled in the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies training in Western herbal medicine.
Specialties: Integrative Veterinary Medicine and Oncology, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Practitioner. Contact her via her website to book an appointment.
Danielle Shugard DPT
EQUESTRIAN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Danielle went to Northeastern University and graduated in 2011 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, a BS in Rehab Science, and a Minor in Psychology. Since then she has been practicing in New Jersey, in a variety of settings, however now owns her own mobile Physical Therapy practice.
Danielle offers in the saddle assessments for riders. She has been riding horses for over twenty years, and while most of her riding experience has been in the hunter jumper world, she feels that many of the essential ways the human body moves while on horseback are similar across all disciplines. Combining her years as an equestrian with her years of practicing as a physical therapist gives her a unique skill set to help equestrians bodies move comfortably.
Specialties: Mounted Equestrian Assessments; Physical therapy in your home which many include modalities such as cupping, kinesiotaping, TENS and neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Contact her for an appointment via her website.