Our Graduates

A Few Words From Our Graduates

Janine Warner opened the Maple Way Canine Massage Therapy Company. Read about her new company and her experience at ITT here.
"It's safe to say that Maggie's practice is growing by leaps and bounds. She credits her success in canine massage to her teacher and mentor Patricia Whalen-Shaw, a Circleville, Ohio canine massage therapist who founded a certification program for animal massage several years ago called Integrated Touch Therapy®, Inc."

--Excerpt from St. Joe Times by Judi E. Loomis

"Thank you for being such thorough and patient teachers of the Canine Levels 1 and 2 classes. In answering people's questions since I've been back, I can see the solid knowledge base I've gained and of course, want to try all the techniques. You are touching so many lives!"


"Yours is a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing it with us. The time at your farm was a pivotal experience for me. The professionalism with which you organized and conducted the clinics is just part of the experience."


"Muchas gracias! Thank you so much for a wonderful six days of canine wellness and bodywork. I am ready to take this knowledge and introduce it to the Caribbean."


"I appreciate all that you taught me about the animal world. The knowledge I have obtained from your schooling has also made me a better human being. I will take this knowledge and serve the animal world with kindness, compassion and 100% devotion. Thank you for the best education. I sincerely mean that!"


"The workshops were so much more than learning muscles and massage techniques. You gave me so many wonderful insights that have increased my understanding of the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. It was an uplifting and empowering experience. You given me a tremendous gift and I thank you from the bottom of my heart."

-- Terry

"Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and skills with others. I'm very glad you decided to make your love your career!"

-- Cheri

"I wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful three days learning massage for canine. My husband says that Cody is a new dog. Your program was wonderful and again many thanks for my wellness as well as wellness of many-to-come furry friends."

-- Liz

"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful course. I've had many instructors and not a lot of them possess the dream and love that you do. I admire that!"


"I just wanted to send you a somewhat overdue note and thank you for three great days! Luna sends her thanks along, too. She's really enjoying the new techniques. I've been able to do some networking and I have been getting some great feedback, so I'm getting in some extra practice and developing my business plan with a bit more detail. Watch out puppies, here I come!"


"Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful teaching experience you offer at Synergy Farm. Taking that first Equine Massage class has changed my life and my relationship with horses forever."


"Thank you so much for the fabulous working instruction October 1 - 6. I learned so much about horse anatomy and behavior. I also learned to connect with these beautiful, sensitive animals that I love. This would not have been possible without your guidance and kindness."


"What I have learned - that every massage is different, that every dog teaches me something new, that I have so much to learn, that I love helping the dogs feel better, that having a plan is a great idea as long as I am open to the fact that the plan will change & sometimes get tossed out the window." - Sheri
"I look forward to remembering this week as a new beginning and the fulfillment of the journey we have begun. I will certainly recommend and encourage others to come learn from the best teacher!" - Sammy & Peggy
"I had a great experience yesterday. While I was working on Poe he gave off such a peaceful, deep sigh - like he was in heaven! I have never heard a cat give off such a deep sigh. It was so satisfying I just wanted to share." - Julie
"I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your continued help via the phone! Sometimes I look too hard at one specific area, & therefore need insight from you. Your willingness to "be there" for me, as well as your encouragement in the newsletters, offer great support & commitment from you." - Kim
"The workshop was much more than I expected. I liked that it was organized & efficient and that every minute counted." - Lisa
"Your teaching & organizational skills are impressive & you make people want to learn and succeed." - Bernie
"I am now the manager of Georgia’s oldest and largest canine rehabilitation center, and I cannot tell you how good this work is for my heart and soul. Not only do I have the chance to improve the lives of countless dogs, but I am in a unique position to educate the public through my clients and by guest speaking to area kennel clubs. The techniques I learned at Integrated Touch Therapy are put to use every day at the rehab center, as massage is an integral part of most of our patients’ therapy regimens." ---- Elizabeth Barrett RVT, CCRP, CCMT