Dog reflexology and acupressure: musculoskeletal problems – online course

Dog reflexology and acupressure: musculoskeletal problems – online course

This course is targetted on those who already work with the dog´s musculoskeletal system; masseurs and physiotherapists. You will learn reflexes and acupressure points that you can use, if you are treating a dog with e.g. arthritis, stiff muscles, hip dysplasia etc.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, on which both reflexology and acupressure are based, bones and muscles is one of the aspects of the 5 elements. For example, the organ kidney: if it is in an energetic imbalance, it could give a dog arthritis with associated pain. By working on reflexes and acupressure points on the kidneys, the pain can be reduced.

Another example is the liver, which can cause muscle stiffness and problems with the tendons. These problems can often be remedied by working on the liver in the same way as before with the kidney. It will be obvious to use this knowledge in your work with massage, as the 2 forms of therapy will complement each other in the most beautiful way and you will be able to work 100% optimally with the dog´s musculoskeletal system.

You also learn reflexes that directly reflect bones and muscles, e.g. neck, back, hip, shoulder, legs, etc.

Study when it suits you!

Dog reflexology and acupressure:musculoskeletal problems


Dog reflexology and acupressure: musculoskeletal problems – Content:

  • Compendium of points, reflexes and text supporting the videos
  • Video: Pre-introduction
  • Video: Reflexology introduction
  • Video: Acupressure introduction
  • Video: The 5 elements
  • Video: Reflexes and acupoints: bones and muscles
  • Video: Muscles related to organs
  • Video: Extra points/reflexesPrice: 148 Euros. Start any time. You will have access to the videos once we have received your payment.

    Please contact us if you are interested in the course or sign up further down the page.


148 Euro

Please contact us if you are interested in the course or sign up further down the page:

Vivian Birlie:
+45 23 29 29 59

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Vivian Birlie

Vivian Birlie is a reflexologist, acupuncturist and author. Since 1997 she has treated both humans and dogs. She has been teaching reflexology and acupuncture since 2000.

During her long-time as an educator, Vivian Birlie has authored a great deal of teaching material. This background, along with 16 years of experience in journalism and technical computer knowledge at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has made Vivian’s  books possible.

Her 2 books about dog reflexology and acupressure in English are:

  1. “Dog reflexology and acupressure” , a textbook. The Danish edition was released in August 2016 in Denmark and the English version was published in January 2017
  2.  "Dog reflexology and acupressure for owners" (Gyldendal 2019). The Danish edition was published in January 2018. It descibes how you as a dogowner can help your dog (and as a matter of fact cats as well) with pain, discomfort and problems – including behavioral problems

Education and courses:

She teaches at her Sano Canis Institute, which offers a one-year veterinarian certified dog reflexologist education. It takes place in Denmark and England - Read more abot dog reflexology.  Vivian also gives lectures and teaches courses in human acupuncture and reflexology. On her facebook page, you can get good advice on how to relieve the most common disorders in dogs and cats.

Vivian also gives good advice on the Danish Kennel Club's website and Facebook page.

Vivian also gives lectures - contact her to hear more.