Grace Granatelli was looking for a change of pace after a career in financial planning and decided to pursue canine massage as a side endeavor. Grace successfully completed a course in canine massage therapy from Equissage in 2004. Additionally, she has taken a number of seminars in massage techniques and animal safety, including the Arizona Humane Society’s Emergency Animal Medical Technician course. After obtaining her private certifications, Grace started volunteering with rescue agencies and adoption events to provide canine massage for ailing and neglected dogs. Over time, she built a client base from pet owners who noticed the positive effects of massage on their dogs. So she turned her volunteer hobby into a business, which she named Pawsitive Touch.
Massage therapists do not need a medical degree to massage humans, but entrepreneurs who want to massage animals in Arizona must spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend four years of veterinary school where…