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A cohesive wellness plan for a dog or horse will help maintain their health, address issues naturally and enhance their performance and disposition. Balanced Kneads Animal Wellness works with you to develop a custom program for your dog or horse using a variety of holistic options based on their needs.

Both canine and equine massage therapy includes the use of a variety of massage techniques, including trigger-point therapy. Additional services can be incorporated in such as, Reiki, Essential Oils/Aromatherapy using Frogworks essential oils, and stretching exercises to provide a unique and beneficial experience for your dog or horse.

Balanced Kneads Animal Wellness is Nationally Certified to provide massage and other holistic services, serving the entire State of Vermont.







Canine Massage & Holistic Services
provided by a Nationally Certified Canine Massage Practitioner

*** All Canine Massage Service are provided in the comfort of your own home! This allows you dog to stay relaxed and enjoy the full experience stress free. **​


Initial Consultation and Full Body Massage (60 mins in your home.) ~ $50.00

Therapeutic, Sport, Senior, or Pre/Post Event Massage ~ $1.00/Minute (Time is base upon the needs of the dog.)


Essential Oils ~ $2.00 Fee per Massage Session (Different oils can be chosen each time), $4.00 for your Dogs own Personal Blend 5ml bottle. (Your dog chooses several oils to be mixed together and used at every session. A 5 ml (1/6 oz) bottle provides about 125 drops of oil.)

Animal Reiki ~ (30 mins) ~ $30.00, (60 mins) ~ $60.00.

Multiple Dog Discount ~ 5% Off each additional dog.

Loyalty Cards Available ~ ​Buy 5 Massage Sessions and get the 6th at 50% Off.

Travel Fee- $5.00/Flat Fee within 25 miles of South Hero, VT. Anything outside this radius, there will be an additional $0.50/mile fee applied.

Cancelled appointments will be charged $10.00 fee unless the cancellation was made at least 24 before the scheduled service. (3 Emergency/Illness Cancellations are allowed; after 3 the fee will apply.)


​* 4 Initial sessions, one per week for 4 weeks, and then monthly maintenance sessions thereafter.
* Athletes/Working Dogs should receive weekly or bi-weekly sessions depending on how often they compete/work.

** Massage and other Holistic Services are not a substitute for regular veterinary care.
PLEASE Contact your veterinarian if your dog has a serious health issue. **

Payment is expected at the time of service.
We accept Cash, Check, and all major Credit Cards.
*A NSF returned check fee of $25.00 applies*

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."

 ~Josh Billings 




Kourtney V. Ludwig,


Owner/Nationally Certified Canine & Equine Massage Therapist, & Animal Reiki Level 1 Practitioner, PetTech CPR & First Aid Certified

Kourtney's Education:

2012 ~ Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure & Animal Massage  
         ~ Certified in Canine Therapeutic, Sport, and Senior Massage Therapy


May 2013 ~ Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure & Animal Massage

 ~ May 2013 ~ Became  PetTech CPR & First Aid Certified

​ ~2013~ Obtained Certification in Equine Therapeutic, Sports, &

Advanced Massage

 ~​ 2013~ Certified Animal Reiki 1 Practitioner


May 2013 ~Frogworks​​​, Inc ~ Took a working with Animals &

Essential Oils course

August 2013: NBCAAM Nationally Certified Canine Massage Practitioner

August 2013: NBCAAM Nationally Certified Equine Massage Practitioner

I am currently a Nationally Certified Canine Massage Therapist in Therapeutic, Sports, and Senior massage therapy. I attended Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure and Animal Massage in 2012 at their Cape Coral, FL Campus.

I also became a Nationally Certified Equine Massage Therapist in Therapeutic, Sports, and Advanced Equine massage therapy in 2013. I attended Rocky Mountain School of Acupressure and Animal Massage in 2013 at their Elizabeth, CO Campus.

I obtained my PetCPR Certification, Animal Reiki 1 Certification, and took a course about working with Essential Oils/Aromatherapy and Animals in 2013.

I was a Registered Cat Scan Radiologic Technologist R.T.(R)(CT)(ARRT), from 2005 to 2013. Along with obtaining my massage certifications I am now pursuing my true passion to work with animals. 

I have 4 beautiful fur kids, Cashmere, a Thoroughbred Mare, Cooper, a Chocolate Labrador, Tucker a Black Labrador, and Lucy a Chocolate Labrador. They are my joy in life and what inspire me to help other animals.

I am a native Vermonter who grew up in Shelburne and I now live in South Hero. I grew up riding horses since the age of 2. My grandparents bred and raced thoroughbreds all over New England. They bought me my first pony in 1981, and I've been riding ever since! 

In my free time, I enjoy being outside with my husband and our furkids. I also look forward to riding my horse whenever I can!



Mailing Address:

30 Haycorn Hollow Road, South Hero, VT 05486

Email: BalancedKneadsAnimalWellness@gmail.com
Tel:  802-578-4406



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