Heal Animal Massage

About Heal Animal Massage

I'm a certified, insured and mobile dog massage therapist, focused on preventative care for your best friend. My specialties include massage for pre- and/or post-surgical pets, rehabilitation massage, pinpointing problem areas and geriatric maintenance massage.

I work out of a handful of veterinary hospitals as well as travel to your home in the Portland area.

I'm also an instructor with the Northwest School of Animal Massage.


Portland, OR 97202


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  • 5/5 stars

    Rubi has been giving massages to my little Chihuahua, Poo Bear, for 3 years now. He absolutely adores her and is so much more relaxed after a treatment. He has some herniated disks that have made walking more difficult and cause him to contract his muscles to alleviate the pain. Rubi is wonderful at working out all the tightness which enables his muscles to work more freely and his walks to be much more pleasant.

    I love that she always takes time at the beginning to find out what's been going on with him as well as getting his reports from his physical therapy vet. She's so knowledgeable about the body of dogs and explains what's going on with him after his massage.

    Rubi always goes above and beyond. She's great with referrals and providing good info on whatever I need at the moment. And she's super sweet. And did I mention that Poo Bear is just crazy about her?

  • 5/5 stars

    Rubi did an amazing job on my two labradors. At first my boy, Porter, would run into another room when Rubi arrived, so she would start with my girl lab Amber. After 2 sessions when Rubi would walk in to our home, Porter would lay on the blanket and want to be the first one to receive his massage! The massage that she gave both labs really helped especially as they aged. Even though both of our labs are in doggie heaven and we have another 2 year boy lab named Slugger, I still use some of the massage techniques she taught me during one of her classes! I love the power of Heal and Rubi!

  • 5/5 stars

    Rubi was awesome with all my dogs. Saboo who was only 3-legged did amazingly after each massage and enjoyed the full attention not only for physical issues. Foxy profits more on a "mental" level from the massage. She has been more open to touch from strangers and seems to feel more confident. Penny just soaks it up. She has several issues with arthritis and old injury from an accident and after the massage she has more flexibility in her joints.

  • 5/5 stars

    Rubi has been working with Buddy, my 3 1/2 year old Pug with hip dysplasia, for well over a year now, and what a difference she has made! She monitors his hips, keeps him mobile and comfortable. Best of all, she lays her loving, massaging hands on him and he loves it! Rubi is very knowledgeable in massage therapy and leaves you with tips to try on your own. I can't say enough about Rubi and Heal. We are thankful we found her and thankful she is affordable so that we can keep her coming back!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I most commonly see dogs with arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or for post-surgical rehabilitation. Often times there will be a compensation due to joints and/or muscles not working properly. My goal is to bring that animal back into balance so it can be more comfortable and more mobile.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Most recently I've worked with an older dog to help increase his comfort and mobility, a middle aged dog to keep an eye on any future changes, and a dog that has recently had a stroke to help with proprioception, nerve damage and muscle tension.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. When searching for an Animal Massage Therapist, don't forget to check if they are certified. You should also check to see how much experience they have under their belt and what their specialties include.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. The most important things to ask an animal massage therapist is whether or not that person has a certification and how long they've been practicing.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I work closely with your veterinarian and pet community to provide the highest care for your best-friend.