As a small animal massage therapist, Lorna will be integrating with other innovative animal touch therapies such as Warm Water Hydrotherapy, Manual Ligament Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Crystal Essences and the Raindrop Technique with essential oils. Her goal is to help animals reach a natural healthy state by adapting to any physical limitations or injuries, to enhance quality of life and performance of your pet companion. These techniques are used in a gentle relaxing environment to empower your animal with calmness, comfort and confidence.
Lorna is a lifetime resident of the Northwest. She was raised on a farm in Colbert, Washington (near Spokane). Her parents had a kennel and raised several different working breeds that were shown or trained for schutzhund work. Her family also trained dogs for several police forces in the US. From a very young age, I have handled dogs around the US. She has bred and shown dogs for over 40 + years. In her breeding program she follows the breeders code of ethics and instills the need to produce dogs that are of sound mind and body. She believes that alot of time needs to be spent socializing dogs from birth so that they become better companions.
Back in 2007, she felt the need to broaden her skills from reading about other therapeutic modalities that can improve the lives of pets. She became interested in taking extensive courses in animal massage.
Lorna lives in the Deer Park area (also near Spokane) with her husband, Sam. He is a Structural Engineer. Together we have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. they raise and show beagles. She is a member of Spokane Kennel Club and The Beagle Club of Eastern Washington.
Over the years, Lorna has always had a deep love and understanding of animals. Her compassion of animals enables her to provide quality professional care for animals from all walks and stages of life. She just completed working on building a canine fitness center complete with warm water hydrotherapy pool. The canine fitness center opened in October 2013.
1973-1977 Fort Steilacoom Community College
(Pierce College) Veterinary Technology
1978 Internship University of Washington
2008 Northwest School of Animal Massage
Small Animal Massage Therapy
Maintenance Massage, Sports Massage,
2008 Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki III, Reiki Master
2009 Comprehensive Studies in Pet Reflexology
2010 Groomer Certification
2011, 2012, 2013 Comprehensive Studies in
Beginning and Advanced Canine Fitness and
2011 American Red Cross Pet First Aid
2011 Nationally Certified Small Massage Practitioner
2011 Licensed State of Washington Small Animal
Massage Practitioner AS602390341
Fitness, Conditioning, and Body Awareness
2013 La Paw Spa
Canine Hydrotherapy Heart to Heart Level One
2013 La Paw Spa
Canine Hydrotherapy Heart to Heart Level Two
2013 Northwest School of Animal Massage Therapy
Manual Ligament Therapy Module 1-5
2013 T-Touch Beginning Class, Animal
2014 Currently studying Canine Nutrition
2014 Chris Zink Coaching the Canine Athlete
2014 Wag It Games Instructor Tier 1
2015 Wag It Games Instructor Tier 2
2016 Canine Kinesiology Taping (currently ongoing