Whitney Gassaway, CSAMP
I founded Revive Animal Massage in early 2020 after graduating from the Northwest School of Animal Massage, receiving my certificate as a Small Animal Massage Practitioner. I have put my heart and soul into helping animals my entire life. My love for animals drove me to become a veterinary assistant in 2006. I started my career in a large veterinary clinic in Portland, where I worked in general practice and advanced dentistry for 12 years before finding my passion in rehabilitation and physical therapy. I have worked exclusively in rehabilitation and physical therapy for the past 4 years treating dogs and cats with chronic musculoskeletal disease, acute injuries and pets recovering from orthopedic and neurological surgeries. Not only has this provided a great deal of knowledge regarding medical issues that benefit from massage but it has grown my desire to work with dogs and cats on a more personal level. I have a passion for working with geriatric pets and pets with disabilities. I am always in awe when I see pets show such resilience while keeping their love for life even after a traumatic event or surgery that leaves them more fragile and sometimes less mobile. I couldn't imagine doing anything more rewarding than bringing the benefits of massage to these dogs and cats in the comfort of their own home.
I have lived in Portland my whole life and truly can't imagine calling anywhere else home! There is so much to love about Portland but what truly makes this place special is how pet friendly the city is. I share my home with my husband Eric, son Eli, our 15 year old lab mix named Marley, our 6 year old Greater Swiss mountain Dog named Cicely, and our kitties Jasmine and Kevin and Penny. I enjoy hiking with my family, reading and going to local sporting events (Go Blazers!) but you can usually find me on the sideline of one of my son's sports events, cheering him on!
I also plan to continue my education with advanced massage courses focusing on rehabilitation and performance massage. It is extremely important to me to continue to learn new techniques and skills that will benefit your pet.