Founder, Megan Ayrault

LMT, Zero Balancing Practitioner, LAMT/SAMT (Lic#MA00016982) and Certified Health & Life Coach

Founder and coach at Power of Touch and also at Megan is a licensed massage therapist for people and animals and a BodyMind Health and Life Coach for women.

Megan 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.  

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!)

  • 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, ....