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Animal Acupressure & Massage Expert
Kim Bauer Quick Facts Career Focus: Animal Acupressure & Massage Practitioner, Teacher
Affiliation: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
Kim Bauer is the Lead Instructor and Director of Student Activities for Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. She teaches courses and supports the Tallgrass participants by guiding them through the training program. As Lead Instructor, Kim teaches equine and small animal courses worldwide.
Kim began her career in animal acupressure in 1999. Since then she has received dual certification in both large and small animal acupressure from Tallgrass.
Additionally, Kim holds certificates in both large and small animal massage from the Northwest School of Animal Massage. She has studied acupressure, massage and flower essences extensively with Diana Thompson of Hands-On Horse Care. Beginning in 2004, she has continued her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Sean Fannin of the Center for Traditional Health Arts. Recently, Kim attended the workshop An Introduction to Clinical Application of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Horses and Small Animals. Other studies include; reiki, homeopathy, Chinese herbs, and equine neurological and muscle disorders.
In 2005, Kim created her own business, Animal Ease Therapies, LLC. She works with clients to create individualized plans for each animal that blends her knowledge of acupressure, massage and flower essences. Many of her most rewarding clients are rehabilitation cases and geriatric animals. While the majority of her clients are horses, dogs and cats she also works on alpacas.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She was a middle and elementary school classroom teacher for 14 years before choosing to blend her teaching abilities with her love of animals. Kims time is split between her business, working part time as a Veterinary Assistant at All Animal Care Clinic in Hood River, OR and a busy travel schedule teaching Tallgrass acupressure and meridian massage courses worldwide.