Physio Pet Massage
Physio Pet Massage
Promoting health and mobility across the spectrum

Physio Pet Massage

Promoting health & mobility across the spectrum

Have you ever had a massage? They make you feel better, they are relaxing, and they have many health benefits. Animals and humans have only minor differences in their anatomy and physiology. Which is why our pets experience the same massage and exercise benefits that we do. My goal is to naturally help improve animal health through massage and exercise. 



Canine / Animal Massage Therapy

Canine / Animal Massage Therapy



  • Decrease pain, improve joint & tissue health, enhance immune system, relieve tight & sore muscles, improve recovery time, reduce stress & anxiety...


  • Anxiety, arthritis, pain or injury, pre/post surgery, behavior challenges, orthopedic & neurological, sprains & strains, tight muscles, stress, pre/post athletic event, palliative or hospice care...

Your pets massage session

  • 60 or 30 min session, low stress handling & positive reinforcement techniques, pet parent education 
  • Types of massage: Sports massage, orthopedic, post surgical, lymphatic, touch training, palliative & hospice. 



  • Strengthen & build muscle, nourish joints & tissues, improve mobility, gait, body mechanics, athletic performance, balance, circulation, physiological and psychological health,  and bond between pet and owner. 


  • Weight loss, rehabilitation, sports conditioning, injury prevention

your pets exercise session

  • Appointment times may vary (30 min maximum), low stress handling & positive reinforcement techniques
  • Exercises are determined by referring Vet & the therapist in conjunction with the goal of the pet owner. 
  • Types of exercise may include: Proprioception/balance training, strengthening, agility and endurance

  • **Prior to first session, we must have written medical clearance from your Veterinarian**
Animal / Canine Exercise Therapy / Rehabilitation 

Animal / Canine Exercise Therapy / Rehabilitation 



$70 - 60 minute massage

$40 - 30 minute massage

$70 - massage & exercise combo (60 min)

$40 - therapeutic exercise (30 min)

 *Additional travel fee if traveling more than 15 miles

Discounts available to Animal Shelters & Rescues

gift certificates available



Owner | Therapist

Katie Sulzmann, LAT | CVMRT | NCCMT | RP
I have always had a passion for animals, exercise and helping others. Until recently, I wasn't aware of any careers in the animal field that didn't involve working in a vet office. So, I started towards my other passion: exercise/rehabilitation.

I received my BS in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training at NIU. I started my professional career in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training with people. Later in my career, I discovered there was a way I could incorporate all of my interests in one job. I decided to follow through with my love for animals and further my education. I went through extensive training at Healing Oasis Wellness Center and became certified in Veterinary Massage and Rehab Therapy (CVMRT). I then began working as an Animal Rehab Therapist at Integrative Pet Care. I continued to expand my knowledge and completed the Advanced Canine Massage Therapy program at Chicago School of Canine Massage.  After I graduated, I sat for the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage and became a Nationally Certified Practitioner (NCCMT). I also got certified in Pet CPR & First Aid through Pet Tech and became a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner through Reiki master Elaine Anderson.

Along with Physio Pet Massage, I am now an Assistant Instructor at Canis Bodyworks (formerly Chicago School of Canine Massage). I also volunteer at West Suburban Humane Society, and try to provide comfort to the shelter animals with massage and Reiki.  I followed my passion for animals, exercise and rehab and made a living out of it.  I never thought I could integrate all of my interests into a career!

Katie Sulzmann, Animal Massage & Exercise/Rehabilitation Therapist   Canine /  Animal Massage Therapy

Katie Sulzmann, Animal Massage & Exercise/Rehabilitation Therapist 

Canine /  Animal Massage Therapy




Serving the western suburbs of chicago