Acupressure Training

1999 – Hands on Horse Care, Parts 1,2,3 (Acupressure, Massage, Flower Essences) - Diana Thompson
2000 – Hands on Horse Care, Parts 1,2,3 (hosted class) - Diana Thompson

2003 – Small Animal Five Element Theory – Tallgrass
2004 - Introduction to Equine Acupressure & TCM - Tallgrass
           Equine Meridian Theory – Tallgrass
           Equine Acupoint Classification – Tallgrass
           Small Animal Acupoint Classification - Tallgrass
           Equine; 5 Elements, Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2 – Tallgrass
           Small Animal; 5 Elements, Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2 – Tallgrass

2004 - Equine Foundation Acupressure Course - Diana Thompson (Equinology)

2005 - Equine Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy – Tallgrass
           Indicators & Assessment - Tallgrass
           Completed Equine & Small Animal Acupressure Certifications – Tallgrass

2006 - Equine Foundation Acupressure Externship - Diana Thompson (Equinology)

2010 – Obtained National Certification in Equine Acupressure (NBCAAM)

Massage Training

2005 – Completed Large Animal Massage Certification - NWSAM
            Completed Small Animal Massage Certification – NWSAM

2014 - Equine Manual Ligament Therapy, Foundation and Advanced Modules - NWSAM

Osteopathy Training/Functional Indirect Techniques(FIT)/Animal Normalization Tech. (ANT)

2011 – Functional Indirect Techniques (FIT), Osteopathic Approach for Sm. Animals - Patricia Kortekaas
            Canine Craniosacral - Patricia Kortekaas
            Rule of the Canine Artery, Vascular Techniques - Patricia Kortekaas

2017 – Equine Osteopathy, Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Frontlimb - Janek Vluggen

2018 - Equine Osteopathy, Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Hindlimb - Tom Beech, DVM
           Equine Osteopathy, Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Sacrum - Janek Vluggen


2018 - FIT/ANT, Advanced Animal Normalization, Above and Below the Diaphragm - Patricia Kortekaas
            FIT/ANT, Spinal Mechanics - Patricia Kortekaas

2019 - Fascia, Dura, Fascial Biomechanics & Beyond - Patricia Kortekaas

Tui Na and other TCM Training

2008 – Equine Veterinary Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine - Chi Institute
            Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine - Chi Institute

2009 – Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine: An Introduction to Tui Na - Shauna Cantwell, DVM

2011 - Equine Five Element Temperament Typing - Madalyn Ward, DVM

2014 – Equine Quantum Healing & Tui Na - Suzan Seelye, DVM

Other Miscellaneous Modalities

2001 – Flower Essences & Focus Training for Horses - Diana Thompson

2003 - Reiki 1&2

2010 - Fascial Energetics - Mike Scott

2010 - Equine Cushings & Insulin Resistance - Dr. Eleanor Kellon
           Equine Neurological & Muscle Disorders - Dr. Eleanor Kellon

2011 - Clinical Reasoning for the Equine Health Care Professional – Kerry Ridgway, DVM (Equinology)

2014 - Full Body Equine Anatomy dissection & Biomechanics - Dr. Deb Bennett

2015 – Certified Equi-Tape Practitioner (with Distinction)

Coursework & Certifications

Bach Flower Essence class (2018 - present)

Horse Temperament Typing class (2016 - present)

Equine Acupressure for NWSAM (2015 - present)

Small Animal Acupressure for NWSAM (2015 - present)

Eq & K9 Massage for NWSAM (2005 - present)

Eq & K9 Acupressure for Tallgrass (2005 - 2015)

Kim Bauer is a well-known expert and educator in the field of Animal Acupressure and Massage. Kim began her coursework in Animal Acupressure and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1999 and is highly regarded in the U.S. and internationally.

In January of 2005 after fourteen years as a Middle School and Elementary School teacher, Kim created her business, Animal Ease Therapies, LLC. She creates individualized, integrated bodywork sessions for each animal that combines her knowledge of Acupressure, Massage and Temperament Typing. Over the years additional training has been added (see complete coursework listings below) which is integrated into sessions as appropriate.

Also in 2005, Kim was able to continue her teaching career by taking on the position of Lead Instructor for Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute. She spent the next 10 years traveling all over the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K. teaching acupressure classes. Additionally Kim began teaching Large and Small Animal Massage courses for the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) in the Fall of 2005.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Classes offered - see Services page for link to classes