Denise Theobald: Taking a Passion for Pet Massage to the Next Level

Jamie Migdal on Pet Life Radio

Jamie talks to Denise Theobald about how she turned the power of touch into two thriving businesses, and how she has taken canine massage into the broader pet community through outreach and the career training programs at the Chicago School of Canine Massage.


Chicago School of Canine Massage (CSCM) was founded by Denise when she recognized the need for comprehensive training in the field of pet massage. CSCM was developed to meet the demand of students seeking a high quality and fully hands-on education in the growing field of canine massage.

Denise has been a licensed human massage therapist for over 27 years and has been working with animals for over 17 years. She is nationally certified in human massage through NCBTMB, is an NBCAAM board member and is nationally certified in Canine Medical Massage, and is certified in Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy from The Healing Oasis. Denise, who studied animal massage through a variety of programs across the country, became a pioneer in the field of canine massage when she founded her canine massage business, Pet-ri-ssage Ltd., in 1998.