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Therese C. Pfrimmer 


Association of

Deep Muscle Therapists

Animal Pfrimmer Class

16 Hour Course - $495

NCBTMB Accredited for 16 CEUs

Animal Therapists listed below who are members 


If interested in this class, contact us through this website.

Pre-requisite for Animal Pfrimmer is the Basic Pfrimmer and the Advanced Pfrimmer classes (or Pfrimmer 1 & 2).  And, registration for the class must be complete one week prior to the start of the class.


This Animal Pfrimmer class is for those who want to expand their Pfrimmer knowledge and skills to animals as well as humans. This class will instruct the student to do Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy on Canine, Feline, and Equine with using the Basic and Advanced Pfrimmer the student has previously learned. It will also allow the student to transfer their knowledge to all animals with the skills presented.

The focus is not to teach animal handling skills but to teach the student how to apply their knowledge of Pfrimmer to different musculoskeletal structures by analyzing the structural differences of each animal. If possible, there will be a live animal demonstration to show the physical application and for the student to see how a therapist and animal interaction takes place.

Animal massage is a wonderful way of caring for any animal. It calms nerves, reduces fear, soothes aches and pains, increases circulation, and enhances digestion. It also improves muscle tone. It also creates a special bond between the therapist and animal.  

Animal Pfrimmer Objectives

1. The student will be able to transfer Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy to Canine, Feline, and Equine musculature.

2. The student will be prepared to give a Full Body Pfrimmer on any animal.

3. The student will be skilled in safety during animal Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy.

4. The student will know the Dos and Don’ts of animal massage.

5. The student will study the anatomy of the Canine, Feline, Equine.

6. The student will be proficient in precautions with Canine, Feline, and Equine during Pfrimmer.

7. The student will pick up and be presented some basic tips of nutrition for animals.

8. Common conditions for Canine, Feline, and Equine will be presented.

9. Releasing and chasing the pain on the animals will be presented in the class.

10. The Pfrimmer pattern for the animals presented will be practiced.

11. The sensitive parts of animals will be discussed and the student will be aware of where not to massage an animal.

12. The student will learn calming and soothing techniques for the animal.

13. The student will leave the class with some alternative methods of healing for animals.

14. The animal that has a better starting point and will be presented in the class.

15. The student will learn how to assess the environment to assure safety for both the therapist and the animal.

16. The animal can be secured for safety of the therapist and the student will be presented with different points to assure that safety.

17. The gait and movement of the animal is important to assess prior to the Pfrimmer. That assessment will be presented in the class

Learning Outcomes

The student will learn during this Animal Pfrimmer class:

As the student leaves this class they will have learned the contraindications of animal Pfrimmer and the students will be able to assess when and when not to give a Pfrimmer. After watching the gate of the targeted animal, the therapist can evaluate where the hot spots for muscle issues may be occuring. The student will learn how to use the Pfrimmer technique on any animal and how to differentiate analyze the musculoskeletal structure of each animal they encounter.

As the student leaves this class and practices on animals they will continue to learn the dos and do nots which each animal such as the dog, cat, and horse presents. They will know where to start the Pfrimmer also. Some basic animal nutrition will be presented for the student to take home and share with clientele. Safety is of upmost importance working with any animal so safety will be discussed; however, the student must come with some animal handling knowledge thus complete handling of animals will not be a learning point as this class pinpoints how to apply the Pfrimmer technique to each animal the student desires to work with.

Animal Therapists who are members of the TCPfrimmer International Association of Deep Muscle Therapists

Rebecca Gault - Greensburg, IN  812-593-1428

Jackie Himelick - Nashville, IN  812-345-3695

Ruthann Hobbs - Alexandria, IN  765-724-7745

Emily Ottinger - Noblesville, IN  317-460-6956

Hannah Ryan - Anderson, IN  317-478-3351

Heather Smith - Anderson, IN  765-617-8926

Auburn Weigand - Lafayette, IN   317-523-6558