Founder, Megan Ayrault

Licensed Massage Therapist, LAMT/SAMT, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Health Coach and Zero Balancing Practitioner

Megan Ayrault has been a bodyworker and wellness professional for both animals and humans in the Kirkland, WA area since 2001. Megan has an extensive background in various forms of massage, bodywork, energy work and nutrition. Professional highlights include:

  • Founder of Power of Touch for Animals

  • Mentor for the TEAM Mentorship Program for animal bodywork professionals (at Power of Touch)

  • Author of The Dog Lover’s Guide to Massage and The Horse Lover’s Guide to Massage (available on Amazon)

  • Licensed Massage Therapist for animals and people (Lic#MA00016982)

  • Training in Myofascial Release, Zero Balancing, Acupressure/Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki and more
  • Board Member with the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM)

  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Health Coach (for people) at WellnessWisdomForWomen.com

  • Masters in Teaching from Seattle University


For more of Megan's Story click here.

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

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

Mentors/Instructors (in addition to Megan)

Lisa Ruthig leads the T.E.A.M Mentorship Program here (for professionals and aspiring professionals). She is also Chair of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage, and the 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 more with Lisa (CT, MA, RI), see info here.


Kim Bauer is a T.E.A.M. mentor 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 more with Kim (Mt Hood area, OR), see info here.

Megan's Background

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

  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (for humans) specializing in metabolic wellness, energy and healthy weight loss

  • Health & Life Coach Certification and additional training with Health Coach Institute 2020-present

  • Zero Balancing Certification and various additional 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, ....