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Course Description

You will learn to handle and restrain animals properly for massage that includes the benefits of massage therapy and understanding the anatomy of the various muscle groups involved during a massage. You will also be able to understand the basis of muscle injury and muscle stress in order to be able to perform diverse range of massage techniques. In addition, you will acquire the importance of basic hygiene and appropriate environment for massage.

Course Outline

At the end of the course, the applicant will be able to:

  • Introduction to massage therapy and benefits of massage therapy
  • Basic anatomy and muscle groups
  • Muscle injury and muscle stress
  • Basic handling
  • Massage environment and basic hygiene
  • Diverse range of appropriate massage ‘hands on’ techniques
  • This course will be delivered in English and has NO assessment.

    Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Entry Requirements

It is essential to bring your own dog so that you can learn the basic techniques. The dog will be kept in the animal holding area during lunchtime and kept separated from other dogs. You are advised to bring their leashes, water bowl and food bowl (with food). Only pet dogs which are friendly to people and other dogs are allowed.


Singaporeans aged 50 years & above


Full course fee


Singaporeans aged 50 years and above who wish to apply for the course at the special course fee will need to email a copy of their NRIC during the course fee payment before the course commencement.

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

For information on other subsidies click here.

​The course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves​ the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice. Please take note that photos and videos may be taken during the course for record and publicity purposes.

Course Date(s)​

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  1. 3 October 2020​

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Trainer's Profile

Ms Gayathiri

Gayathiri attained her Canine Myofunctional Therapy Certificate in the year 2008 from The National Traditional College Australia. She developed a special interest in animal wellness therapy as she felt that she could do more to help animals through alternate treatment options. Gayathiri has been practicing as a freelance massage therapist since 2009. She has seen various kinds of cases which range from anxious dogs that required a massage for calming down to dogs having arthritis or luxating patellas. Gayathiri has pursued her passion in animal wellness therapy by obtaining a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy. She is currently studying a Diploma in Animal Hydrotherapy and Diploma in Animal Homeopathy.​


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Contact Details

Enquiries? Please contact

For General Enquiries: lsct-cet@np.edu.sg

Course Related Enquiries: Ms Yu Hua LAU​ (LAU_Yu_Hua@np.edu.sg)

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