About Us

Canine Massage Therapist and Tucker

David Shoup - Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist,

Graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy Small Animal Massage Program - 200 hour training program concentrating on Swedish massage techniques while also including focus on  canine anatomy, animal behavior, animal first-aid, gait analysis, and advanced massage techniques.

Certified Reiki Practioner Level II, attuned by Jill Cole, Registered Reiki Master Teacher 

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) Member


My journey down this path started as many do, with health concerns. My Golden Retriever Tucker was limping badly at the age of one. The attempts to find answers lead only to restriction of activity and anti inflammatories. The future didn't look bright staring at a chronic condition at such an early age. Fortunately through word of mouth I found a place to help him through physical therapy and bodywork. The results were astounding. When we began he couldn't go for a half mile leash walk without limping badly. Afterwards he was able to hike freely and we completed hiking all of the blue blazed hiking trails in CT (over 800 miles) and several 4000 foot peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire before he crossed the rainbow bridge at 12.


After Tucker passed I knew I wanted to help other dogs the way he was. Our furry friends give us so much and ask for so little. Making their life a little better is the least we can do for the joy they give us.