Chiron Massage & Reiki, LLC is owned and operated by Thereasa Wirkus, LMT, CEMT, CVA. We offer animal massage, hair tissue mineral analysis (for people, dogs, and horses), therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage (for people and animals), warm bamboo massage (for people and animals), reflexology (aka hand & foot massage), face & scalp massage, face-scalp-hand-and-foot massage, gua sha, aromatherapy, and reiki for animals. We also offer clinics/talks on the benefits of massage for animals, a massage therapists point of view for equestrians, and things everyone should know before their massage. Our office uniquely combines the owner's passion for animals and quality healthcare 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 certified veterinary assistant, a zookeeper, a Chronic Wasting Disease Technician with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, an equine barn manager, an equine breeding manager, and certified nurse's assistant. She has worked in medicine for over 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 and ETHICAL 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, she believes in continuing education for all healthcare practitioners (especially in regards to animal massage), and she puts safety above all else. She's in the business to make people and animals pain free. 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 - Agriculture Science
~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)