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Education

  • Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
  • Bancroft School of Massage Therapy

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Lisa Ruthig

Pain and dysfunction are not inevitable. Massage for Animals.

I started my career in canine massage when my puppy Fergus broke his femur. I knew he would be prone to arthritis in his old age and wanted to find a way to help him. I was certified by Bancroft school of massage in 2008 and later was certified in equine massage and Reiki Level 2, and studied Myofascial Release for animals. Fergus is 13 now and still running around like crazy.

I use this combination of skills to help dogs, cats, and horses to overcome challenges to movement and function. My cl...
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Where I Work

Lively Animal Massage  

7 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038 Map it

 

Education

2008
Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
Small Animal Massage Certification
2012
Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
Equine Massage Certification

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Chairman of the National Board of Certification of Animal Acupressure and Massage
NBCAAM offers certification exams for animal massage and acupressure, and supports the opportunity for animal owners to access animal bodywork in the US. NBCAAM.org

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(14 Reviews)

Lynn S.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office
5
My first experience with any masseus! I think Lisa does a good job with the ambience considering the space. Fabulous with my girl Maggie, that's what's important to me
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Hannah D.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office
5
I brought my dog, Henry, in for a massage to see f it would help with his strained ligament in his knee. Lisa was immediately able put my dog at ease, who has never been massaged before. She was attentive to all his signs and knew when to take a break and move to another area, let him drink water etc. The next day, Henry was actually putting more weight on that leg and he seemed to be more playful and happy! I'm very grateful and hopeful and will continue with the massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Maryanne C.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office
5
Connects with pet and understands their unique needs. Kip looks forward to his visit and feels much better after his massage with Lisa....
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Fabre S.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Gift Certificate Massage 30 minutes
5
My senior dog Queen has a host of medical issues and Lisa did a great job not only addressing those issues, but also giving spending some time just pampering and relaxing her. She does a wonderful job and I would highly recommend her!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Audrey T.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office Series of 3, Save $30
5
Lisa definitely made a Hugh difference in the recovery time and comfort of my dog.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kathy R.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office Series of 3, Save $30
5
Lisa is very good about adjusting to Dustin's "moods". If she is working on one spot and he moves, she either tries it another way or works on another area....She explains things to us and answers all our questions ...Also, very quickly after Dustin's Sessions, she sends us a report which reviews his condition and what she did. She also sends the report to his other Therapists from the Canine Joint and Blue Heron Acupuncture.... I certainly rate her 5 stars an Dustin rates her 5 licks
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jen F.
May 2016
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Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office Series of 3, Save $30
5
Quincy loves his time with Lisa
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Janet S.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office $90
5
I'm impressed with you being able to handle and communicate with Cinder in a way that she relaxes and trusts you.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Teresa M.
Apr 2016
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Service Received
Small Animal Massage In Office Series of 3, Save $30
5
Lisa is a highly competent massage therapist. She has a wonderful way with animals and treats them with the utmost care and respect.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sandy ?.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage - Series of 3- Save $30! (Within 40 min of Thompson, CT)
5
Great experience and my boy loves it!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debra P.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage - Series of 3- Save $30! (Within 40 min of Thompson, CT)
5
My dog, Dolly, is very reticent and a big thinker -- if something isn't her idea it takes a while for her to come around to your way of thinking! Lisa is patient, quiet and deliberate and on her second visit, Dolly relaxed and opened up a bit more. It is areal plus that Dolly can be seen at home so as not to add anxiety to the experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Lisa to any pet owner of a small or large animal, as an avenue of treatment.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage Session in your home (within 40 minutes of Thompson, CT)
5
Our GSD gets regular massage for chronic pain and stiffness. We prefer this treatment option over drug therapy due to side effects such as stomach upset from pain meds. Lisa is very patient and supportive and our dog has learned to enjoy her massage and it clearly makes her more comfortable and makes her move more normally.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Cathy S.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage - Series of 3- Save $30! (Within 40 min of Thompson, CT)
5
Lisa is excellent. She is knowledgable, gentle, stops when necessary, very social, kind, the best person ever! She knows his problem areas and is he so much better for having her talent be keyed into him. My dog loves her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jeanne T.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Small Animal Massage Session in your home (within 40 minutes of Thompson, CT)
5
Love the way Jake interacts with Lisa!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0