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Laura Riley is a NBCAAM Certified Practitioner in Small Animal Acupressure. In addition to her training, Laura has studied privately with both Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow, Co-founder of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure and founders of animal acupressure.
Laura has a background in complimentary therapy as a Certified Canine Massage Therapist with advanced training in Senior and Sporting dog massage. In addition, Laura has been trained in Trigger Point Therapy by Ken Bain, and has taken several courses in TTouch. Recently, she completed a certification in Pet Loss and Grief Companioning. Laura has also studied Tui Na with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Resources.
Cindy Lloyd, Small Animal & Equine Practitioner
As a small animal practitioner with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, Cindy offers private sessions in your home so your pet feels calm and relaxed.
She earned her certificates' through Equitouch in Colorado and Equissage in VA. She also offers a unique service for cats and dogs, "Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning" which she studied in California in 2002. She has studied Reiki for Animals, Aromatherapy, and Nutritional Counseling for Canines. She continues to study TCM and keeps herself abreast of new concepts in the animal world.
Melinda Roberts, Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner
Mount Dora, FL
Melinda became interested in acupressure when her Cairn Terrier, Bubba, was diagnosed with a compressed disk in her back and traditional care left her unable to walk and in such pain that even a gentle touch would make Bubba howl in pain. Melinda never imaged starting her own business but after taking Bubba to a holistic vet for acupuncture and seeing her dog walk again, Melinda decided to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine and to share the benefits with others.
Melinda has also learned therapeutic massage for dogs and is a Level 2 Reiki practitioner. All these tools can be used to maintain the health and well-being of your faithful companion in a loving, gentle manner.
Eileen Coe, Equine Acupressure Practitioner
Savy Tender Touch
Ft Myers, FL
Eileen is a certified Equine practitioner with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. She offers her services at your farm/ranch, throughout the South Florida region. Eileen began her Equine Body Work career in 2008, looking to give back to the wonderful horses involved in special Equestrians, a local therapy riding program for special needs children and adults. She continues to study Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na, and other healing modalities, as a life-long journey. She looks forward to using her knowledge and skill to help horses feel their best.
Tricia Boychuk, Small Animal Practitioner, NBCAAM
Tricia has been training, teaching and competing in dog performance events and has found success in obedience, tracking, field, and agility. In her pursuit to develop better communication skills with her canine partners, she discovered her innate interest in canine wellness and the energetic benefits of touch.
As a lawyer by trade, Tricia did what she knows best and began to immerse herself in learning the concepts of alternative healing and health. Through Tallgrass, she was introduced to the concepts and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In 2018, she completed her Small Animal Acupressure Practitioner Certification.