Meet the Practitioner
Whitney Gassaway, CSAMP, CSAAP
"Not only is Whitney a highly-skilled practitioner but she's also an incredibly caring individual. Her hands provided much needed relief to our senior lab and her loving demeanor brought wisdom and kindness during difficult times. We're very grateful to have found her!" -VH
I founded Revive Animal Massage in February 2020 after graduating from the Northwest School of Animal Massage. I have always known that my career would involve working with animals, but I had no idea I would find my true passion in animal massage. I started my career in veterinary medicine as a veterinary assistant at a large general practice in 2008. Since then I have worked in orthopedic surgery, advanced dentistry, and physical therapy. My time working as a rehabilitation technician taught me a great deal about the many different conditions that can benefit from massage, acupressure, and laser therapy. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are also where I found my passion for working with geriatric pets and pets with disabilities. I’m always in awe of pets that show such resilience while keeping their love for life even after a traumatic injury or surgery that left them in a more fragile state. I can’t imagine doing anything more rewarding than bringing comfort to these pets with a healing massage.
On the home front: I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and I can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. It really doesn't get much better with mountains, beaches, great food and so many dogs! My husband, son, and I are the lucky guardians to Cicely, a 6-year-old Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, and three kitties; Jasmine, Kevin, and Penny. We recently said the hardest goodbye to our beloved Lab mix, Marley, who aided in my passion to work with animals when I brought her home over 15 years ago. When I’m not busy massaging Portland’s pets, I enjoy hiking, gardening, and traveling with my family. I also thrive on continuing education to better support my pet clients and give back by volunteering my services to local rescue organizations.