Welcome to A+

A+ Pet Massage offers massage therapy services for canines and humans.  We also offer therapy swimming for canines. 

Our Canine services offer a compasssionate, problem solving approach to meeting your dog's needs.  Therapeutic swimming and massage services utilize a variety of techniques adapted to meet the needs of your canine companion.

Ron specializes in Myoskeletal Ailignment technique. A modality that employs techniques from massage and osteopathy with a goal of to aligning the muscular and skeletal systems. This helps both humans and canines maintain a healthy performance and general lifestyle. This, along with other modalities that are practiced, are great for canine/human athletes, lay persons and the aging person/canine.

Our goal is to make you and your pet's experience a positive one.  We use positive reinforcement and desensitization to create a positive association between massage/swimming and your dog. 


Our customers site a variety of reasons for using our services including; rehabilitation, alleviation or joint pain/disorders, exercise, learning to swim, recovery from surgery/injury, and enjoyment.  Below is a listing of what A + Pet Massage recognizes as benefits of our services.

Scope of Practice

It is important to note, we are not veterinarians and do not practice veterinary medicineIn compliance with Illinois State Law 225, section 4, point 8 - we do not diagnose or cure specific ailments.  We do not prescribe medication.  We do not perform surgery or surgical services.  

Canine therapy services require veterinarian referral.  



Ron Hanik is owner and operator of A + Pet Massage.  He receivedRon Hanik his dog training experience from the Animal Behavior College and his Pet Massage certification through PetMassage in Toledo, Ohio. Ron acheived his license in massage therapy by passing the NCBTMB licensing exam and graduating from Everest College.

Ron has training and experience in multiple modalities for human massage including; swedish, deep tissue, sports, neuromuscular, energy work, and myofascial.  In addition, he has worked with persons with developmental disabilites.

Ron is an avid dog lover and pack leader of five rescue dogs. He has worked with hundreds of dogs on the massage table and in the pool with great success.