Erin's Story and Background
Erin has always been passionate about helping dogs and started volunteering with Chicagoland animal rescues by transporting dogs from high-kill shelters to safety and walking dogs who never got the chance to get out of their crates to exercise. She quickly found her place as a permanent foster parent to many puppies. Over the past 4 years she has opened her home to over 60 foster dogs and founded the Lucida Puppy Fund and Bialy's Wellness Foundation.
Her initial interest in canine massage came from working with rescue animals. After discussing and researching the benefits of canine massage and how it could help the wonderful dogs in the rescue community, Erin enrolled in the Advanced Certification program at Canine Massage Chicago (now Chicago School of Canine Massage) and completed the amazingly influential course. Highly trained in canine anatomy, physiology, and behavior Canine Massage Chicago provided a variety of hands on experiences with dogs from all walks of life. Geriatric dogs, hospice dogs, dogs rehabbing from surgery, rescue dogs that are anxious or fearful, the couch potato, and energetic puppies have all allowed her the tremendous privilege of working on them. Erin has continued to educate herself in additional alternative modalities. She is a Reiki Master Practitioner, Pet Tech Certified in Pet First Aid & CPR, and has vast knowledge of canine nutrition, health and puppy care. More recently Erin has been studying small animal acupressure and aromatherapy. It is Erin's goal to help as many dogs possible optimize their quality of life with the products, services and recommendations provided.
Erin is a Nationally Certified Canine Massage Therapist (NCCMT) and Reiki Practitioner (for animals and humans), a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) and the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP), Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) Practitioner, and a Certified Practitioner Member of the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM).
When not working or volunteering at the rescue, Erin enjoys spending time cooking, traveling and exploring the restaurants of Chicago with her husband, Will, or taking walks with their 1 year old paralyzed pit mix Josh, and the foster puppy frequenting their home.
What better way to learn more about Erin and the services she provides than to read testimonials from the loving families she has helped.