Founder, Megan Ayrault

LMT, Zero Balancing Practitioner, LAMT/SAMT, Lic # 00016982

Megan is a licensed massage therapist for people and animals, and a certified Zero Balancing Practitioner. She has an extensive background and training in various forms of massage, bodywork and energy work, as well as experience teaching school (elementary, middle school, ESL) and therapeutic riding. 

Megan now divides her work life between tending to her bodywork clients (human, equine and canine), and teaching and mentoring professional animal bodyworkers and horse and dog owners online/worldwide, though the Power of Touch for Animals E-Learning Center.

Scroll down for details of Megan's background, and her books on animal massage! 

And for local services with Megan (Greater Seattle area), see info here.

Mentors/Instructors (in addition to Megan)

Kim Bauer is a T.E.A.M. mentor, and a contributor to the Inside Track membership, and also offers a course on Bach Flower Essences here at Power of Touch. Kim is a leading expert and teacher of acupressure for animals (Nationally Certified (NBCAAM) Equine Acupressure Practitioner). Kim also has additional certifications in, and teaches, massage for Large and Small Animals. 

For local services with Kim (Mt Hood area, OR), see info here.

Lisa Ruthig is a T.E.A.M mentor, and a contributor to the Inside Track membership. She is Chair of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage, and is also Director of Animal Programs at Bancroft School of Massage. Lisa has a private practice for small animals and horses, is a veterinary assistant, and has extensive experience in canine behavior and training.

For local services with Lisa (CT, MA, RI), see info here.

Megan's books are on Amazon.

Inside Track members get them in digital format (a PDF) as a free bonus!

Note: These books were published when Power of Touch for Animals was originally "All About Animal Massage."
See Megan's books on Amazon (print and Kindle)
Megan's books are on Amazon.

Megan's Background

A quick summary of training in bodywork/energywork over the years (so far!)

  • Zero Balancing, various classes with Dr. Fritz Smith and other ZB faculty 2013-present

  • 2001-2007, Massage licensing and additional training (Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, Equine, Canine)

  • Acupressure-related trainings 2002-2014, various classes, including BodyMind Academy Shiatsu, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, Dr. Kerry Ridgeway, Stephen Brown

  • Myofascial Release (MFR) and other fascia-oriented modalities (CST, Structural Integration, etc.), various classes with John F. Barnes, Deane Juhan, Ruth Mitchell, Upledger, Michael Hamm, Anatomy Trains, Joseph Freeman

  • Faculty with Northwest School of Animal Massage 2005-2010, and apprentice/assistant 2002-2004

  • Miscellaneous extras! 2001-2010, Reiki, QiGong, Saddle-fitting, dissection anatomy, Equine Touch, Reflexology, ....