Kim Tews, CSAMP
Certified Animal Massage Practitioner
Hi, I'm Kim Tews. I'm a graduate of the Northwest School of Animal Massage and founded Curly Tail Pet Massage, LLC in 2016. I offer mobile animal massage therapy to pets on the Northern Oregon Coast and Portland areas, to help them relax, heal, and to maintain or improve their levels of health and wellbeing.
Animals have always been my passion and I've always felt a strong connection between the animals I meet and myself, especially with dogs. This has led me to become very involved with pet rescues, animal-based volunteering, and the pursuit of making my life dog-centric. All three of my dogs are rescues and we are a foster home for dogs from Pacific Pug Rescue. I love dogs of all breeds and sizes, but fostering senior and special needs dogs has given them a special place in my heart. I am fortunate in my work that I get to see the positive impact that massage can have on both pain management and relaxation for these special dogs.
Volunteering and fostering with Pacific Pug Rescue is what has lead me to pet massage. At a 'Learn to Massage Your Pet' fundraising event, I met Rubi who shared with me her knowledge and passion for what she does and guided me to enroll at the NWSAM where she became one of my instructors. I have since become certified in both Maintenance Massage and Rehabilitation Specialty Massage practices and launched my business. My work is insured by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and is done with your vet's consent.
In my spare time, I'm a very active volunteer and Board Member for Pacific Pug Rescue, and in the Spring you can probably find me out looking for whale spouts with the Whale Watching Spoken Here® program.