Chiron Massage & Reiki, LLC is owned and operated by Thereasa Wirkus, LMT. We offer animal massage, equine and canine hair mineral analysis, therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, warm bamboo massage, reflexology (aka hand & foot massage), face & scalp massage, face-scalp-hand-and-foot massage, fire cupping, gua sha, aromatherapy, and reiki. Our office uniquely combines the owner's passion for animals and quality health care with great skill and technique.
We are always available for consultation and services to veterinarians, zoos, training stables, kennels, wildlife refuges, and shelters nationwide. Per Wisconsin State Law, ALL ANIMAL MASSAGES MUST BE DONE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A LICENSED VETERINARIAN! Please have your veterinarian present for any animal massage treatment. Treatment will not be done if your veterinary is not present. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!
Chiron Massage & Reiki, LLC was built on a healthcare professional's goal of promoting health, relaxation, and pain reduction for both people and animals. We believe that massage therapy is not a luxury, but a necessity! We believe in restoring balance in our patients by nurturing the mind, body, and spirit. We believe our actions, products, and services should always embody excellence.
About Thereasa Wirkus, LMT, CEMT, CVA
Thereasa has been in the equine industry for over 20 years, with an equine background that includes breeding, training, coaching, exhibiting, and management. Before choosing to become a Licensed Massage Therapist, she was a veterinary assistant, zookeeper, Chronic Wasting Disease Technician with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, barn manager, breeding manager, and certified nurse's assistant. She has worked in medicine for 15 years, with exotic animals for 17 years, and with animals in general all her life. In short, her entire professional life has revolved around animals and medicine.
When it comes to medicine, she believes there is only one way to doing things; the RIGHT WAY! In other words, she follows the state laws, goes above and beyond state licensing requirements, isn't afraid to contact state health inspectors or report other practitioners for being unethical, practicing illegally, or putting patient's and fellow staff members in danger, believes in continuing education for all health care practitioners (especially for animal massage), and puts safety above all else. She's in the business to make people and animals pain free, not to make friends. In short, she will not bend on any company policy or state law, even if it means loosing clients to her competition who will bend.
Thereasa holds the following certifications, diplomas, and degrees:
~Massage Therapy License - State of Wisconsin (2014 - Present)
~Nurse's Assistant Certification - State of Colorado (2006-2009)
- State of Wisconsin (2009-2012)
~Equine Massage Certification - Institute for Integrative Healthcare (2016)
~Level 2 Reiki Certification - Attunement by Reiki Master Christy Westbrook (2015)
~Level 1 Reiki Certification - Attunement by Reiki Master Helen Borth/ Institute of Self Awareness (2014)
~Associates of Applied Science - Massage Therapy from Anthem College-Brookfield (2014)
~Technical Diploma - Veterinary Assistant from Professional Career Development Institute (2004)
Thereasa currently in pursuit of the following certifications, diplomas, and degrees:
I am either currently enrolled, looking into enrolling, or scheduled to take board exams for the following:
~Large and Small Animal Acupressure Certification
~Associates of Science - Veterinary Technology
~Bachelors of Science - Biology
~Bachelors of Applied Science - Massage Therapy
~Massage Therapy Board Certification from National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
~Board Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage from National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage (NBCAAM)