The Wellsprings K9 Team
Sheila Wells is a Licensed Massage Practitioner as well as a Small Animal Massage Practitioner. She created Wellsprings-K9, the very first Licensed Massage and Swim Therapy Facility in the U.S.and Canada, in 1995. Sheila’s background includes working as a Veterinarian Technician/Assistant, Registered Nurse, Forensic Autopsy Technician and a Licensed Massage Therapist for humans.
Skilled in Therapeutic Touch as well as a Reiki Master, Sheila has been engaged in massage and several other modalities of body and energy work on animals—mainly dogs—for the last 40 years.
Sheila and Wellsprings-K9 also provide therapy to other small animals. The media page includes a link to an article about Wellsprings-K9 on the Rabbit Rescue and Rehab website.
Emily’s background includes volunteering at the Woodland Park Zoo where she worked at the Family Farm helping groom and socialize the animals involved in educational programs. This experience, her love of dogs, and her history of dance and movement therapies led her to become a Licensed Massage Practitioner with an endorsement in Small Animal Massage.
Emily joined Wellsprings-K9 team in 2005 after hearing personal accounts from clients of the benefits of water and massage therapy. She has a strong belief in the importance of combining massage with active and passive movement. Massage in the water for dogs with the combination of swimming was a perfect fit.
Outside of Wellsprings-K9, Emily practices treatment massage for humans at a chiropractic clinic.