Lola Michelin, LMT, LAMP, SAMP

WA License Number MA00012222

Lola Michelin founded the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) in 2001. She has practiced animal massage for over 30 years, and massage for people for 17 of those years. A graduate of the Animal Science program at Michigan State University, she has work experience in both the veterinary and zoological fields.

Currently, Lola is the Director of Education for NWSAM, and maintains a private practice for horses, dogs and people in Seattle, in addition to teaching and curriculum development. She speaks and writes regularly on the topic of animal massage, and remains active in promoting standards of practice and legislation for the industry. Her work as an advocate for animal therapies has been featured in numerous magazines, television and radio interviews.

  • Director and Founder of the Northwest School of Animal Massage
  • Chairman of the Washington Animal Massage Association, 2000-2004
  • Founding Board Member, National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage 2011-present

Published and featured in:

  • Massage Magazine
  • Journal of Massage
  • Washington Massage Journal
  • Whole Horse Journal
  • Modern Dog
  • Women and Horses: Volume Two

Radio appearances:

  • Animals Aloud, San Francisco
  • Martha Norwalk’s Animal World, Seattle
  • Pet Shop Talk, Internet Radio
  • National Public Radio

Television appearances:

  • Good Day Oregon