Animal Massage and Acupressure Students Enter Teacher Training Program

Denver, CO, November 03, 2008 --( Four graduates of the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM) entered the Teacher Training Program in 2008 and some will begin teaching in 2009. “Our Teacher Training Program is a great way for us to find promising new instructors and make sure they meet the very high standards we set. The program is the beginning of their training and includes taking more classes, observing classes, assistant teaching and eventually taking over lectures and then taking over entire classes” said Lisa Speaker, RMSAAM Founder.

Jenny Rukavina is training to be a massage instructor. She started as a massage student with RMSAAM and her teachers thought she showed the right balance of interest, knowledge and professionalism to enter into the program. "Training as an instructor for RMSAAM has been a great opportunity for me to combine two of my passions, working with animals and teaching. I don't know many people who are lucky enough to love what they do as much as this!" said Rukavina. “Jenny has been sort of fast-tracked. She has an Equine Science degree, was a biology teacher, and owns Acadia Equine Rehabilitation facility. We were really impressed with her and wanted her on our team” said Speaker. Jenny will begin teaching in 2009.

Next year, Speaker hopes to find a student to begin training in Acupressure to serve as a backup instructor for the Acupressure programs. The Acupressure Teacher Training Program takes approximately two years as opposed to the Massage Training Program which takes about one year.

For registration information, fees and application please contact Lisa Speaker at or 303-669-4227 or visit the website at

Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure Massage
Lisa Speaker
Lisa Speaker is the founder of the Colorado Alliance for Animal Owners’ Rights and the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage.