Equine Fascial Lines (2020 - present)

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)

Classes offered - see Services page for link to classes

Coursework & Certifications

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.

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

           Equine Myofascial Lines and Points: Localization and Treatment - Kris De Ceulaer, DVM, PhD

          Canine/Feline/Equine FIT, Animal Normalization Techniques (ANT), Fascial Biomechanics Extremity Class - Patricia Kortekaas

2022 - All Aspects of Fascia, Dura, and Beyond - Animal Normalization class - Patricia Kortekaas

           Visceral Therapy for Horses - Kris DeCeulaer, DVM, PhD

           Visceral Therapy for Dogs - Kris DeCeulaer, DVM, PhD


2023 - Teaching Assistant for Osteopathic Approach for Small Animals - 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)

2018 - attended American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference and the following lectures and Labs:

                Fascia, the Forgotten Tissue by Rikke Schultz, DVM

                Fascia; Anatomical Basis for Acupuncture Points by Rikke Schultz, DVM

                Myofascial Kinetic Lines in Horses by Rikke Schultz, DVM

                Upper Body Lameness Symmetry and Forequarters by Deborah Marshall, DVM, CVA, CVC

                Upper Body Lameness Balance and Hindquarters by Deborah Marshall, DVM, CVA, CVC

                Diagnosis and Treatment of Upper Body Lameness by Deborah Marshall, DVM, CVA, CVC

                Introduction to Veterinary Homeopathy by Shelley Epstein, VMD, CMH

                Integrative Medicine in Hospice and Palliative Care by Kris August, DVM, GDVWHM, CHPV

                Functional Neuroanatomy and Biomechanics I by Pedro Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC

                Functional Neuroanatomy and Biomechanics II by Pedro Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC

                Why Patients Re-Injure Themselves: Differential Diagnosis by Pedro Rivera, DVM, FACFN, DACVSMR, FCoAC

                Understanding and Treating Bi Syndrome by Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CCRP, CVMMP

                Joint Manipulation by Patricia Kortekaas, PT, PC

                Craniosacral Lab with Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC

                Lymphatics: More than Silent Waves? by Patricia Kortekaas, PT, PC

                Applied Kinesiology Lab with Daniel Halden, DC, PAK, CVMRT


2019 - Level 1 NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine -  Dr. Nicole Rombach

Conference and Expo Presentations I've done

2013 - Equine Affaire in Massachusetts

2017 - Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, CA

2019 - National Board of Certification in Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM) Animal Bodyworker Conference

Webinars (click on text to view each video)

2020 - Webinar #132 with Wendy Murdoch, Handling/Training suggestions for each Temperament Type

2021 - Webinar #142 with Wendy Murdoch, TCM 5 element Temperament Typing case studies

           Webinar #166 with Wendy Murdoch, Equine Meridians

           Webinar #209 with Wendy Murdoch, 5 element Temperament Typing case studies

           Webinar #241 with Wendy Murdoch, Equine Acupressure