About Team Chill

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Traci

 CSAMP (Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner) & Owner 

I graduated from Loyola University with a Masters in Social Work; however, what really moved my heart was the love I feel for animals.  With this in mind, I decided to change course in my career and pursue a profession that allowed me to channel this passion into helping animals live their best lives. 

I founded Chill Pet Massage after graduating from the Northwest School of Small Animal Massage certification program in 2020. To become certified, I completed courses in Animal Massage Techniques, Kinesiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Behavior and Handling, and Animal First Aid. I found out quickly, pet massage confers the same benefits as human massage: increased circulation, improved digestion, strengthened immunity, stress relief, muscle relaxation after a hard day, and comfort at the end of life.

My goal is to work closely with you and your veterinarian to tailor massages' specifically to your pet's changing needs.  

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Executive Assistant

Hello friends!  My name is Stetson.  Even though I'm in Heaven now, mom felt it important to make me a part of Team Chill.  Especially since I'm only one of five cats she's had the pleasure of co-existing with the last two decades.  Since Chill plans on massaging felines, I'm here to represent the superior species (wink! wink!). And to report how amazing massages felt on my 18-year-old, senior feline body.  Purrrrfect!

 

My job was making sure mom was on and off task.  If she needed a pen, I whacked one off the table.  If she felt anxious, I crawled on her lap and purred.  If mom needed a break, I laid on her computer's keyboard, so she could not see.  I did it all.  I had a great life with mom.  But then, I was offered a job promotion to work for the BIG BOSS in the sky!  Now I assist from above.

Stetson

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Quality Assurance, Massage Strokes

Hello everyone!  My name is Lola, formerly "Flying Acerola."  Yep, you guessed it.  I was a racer on a track in Florida, now I'm a 45 mph couch potato and tester of all things massage.  When mom started massage school, I volunteered to be her practice dog!  Mom learns a new stroke and practices on ME!!  Yeah!!  What's even cooler about me, considering I'm super, duper skinny is, mom can see many of the muscles she needs to massage!  If I had it my way, I wouldn't be this skinny, because I LOVE FOOD.  But, I'm the healthiest and happiest I've ever been. 

When I'm not helping mom, you can find me taking long walks with my family, zooming around at the dog park, sleeping on a sofa, greyhound adoption events, playdates with other noodle horses, and being my derpiest self!  

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