· Relieves pain from
arthritis, hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and
· Alleviates stress
caused by separation anxiety, vet and groomer visits, prior abuse, and
loss of another pet.
· Loosens tight muscles
and increases flexibility and range of
· Prepares body for
surgery and reduces recovery time after surgery
· Increases circulation
and lymphatic drainage to improve overall health.
· Releases endorphins
that work as the body's natural painkiller and
provides a feeling of well-being.
· Benefits young dogs
as they learn to feel comfortable with people
touching their paws, which makes
for easy nail cutting and grooming,
massaging their gums helps promote
circulation and healthy teeth growth, and a full body massage relieves
growing pains and helps build their immune system.
· Older dogs benefit
in that massage relieves aches and pains,
is useful in assessing your dog for
any physical changes, and helps
maintain their immune system.
· Increases bone density
and builds muscle mass.
· Reduces edema
· Agility, flyball,
freestyle and all sport dogs: Massage helps warm up the body in order
to improve performance and reduce risk of injury, helps to cool down the
body both mentally and physically. Massage and stretching pre and post
performance helps in assessing the muscles for any changes and rids muscles
|Location and Service Areas:
Most clients are more relaxed
in their own setting. I travel to your location
for massage, human or canine. Contact me for more information.
|History & Background:
In 2002, I earned my LMT from the Florida
College of Natural Health and started providing massage to humans. I worked
for top resorts, including The Diplomat, Wyndham, Fontainebleau and Marriott
In 2006, I turned my attention to the
dogs. I now provide house calls for canines and their humans. I have worked
on and off in veterinary clinics for the past 15 years.
|Certifications & Licenses:
June, 2006 - Certified Pet Massage Provider
from the Pet Massage Institute in Ohio
April, 2007 - Certified Canine Massage
Provider from The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage
in Colorado, including certification in essential oils for the canine.
November, 2007 - Introduction to Canine
Rehabilitation, from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Deerfield Beach,
February, 2008 - Rehabilitation of the
Canine Athlete, from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Deerfield
March, 2008 - Canine Acupuncture for
the Veterinarian Technician, in Reddick Florida from the Chi Institute.
April, 2008 - Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
Module, from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Deerfield Beach, FL
May, 2008 - The Heart of Canine Aquatic
Therapy from La Paw Spa in Seattle, Washington.
March, 2009 - Veterinary Food Therapy
from the Chi Institute in Reddick Florida.
May, 2009 - Acupressure for Large and
Small Animals, Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage,
November, 2009 - Tuina Massage at the
Chi Institute in Reddick, FL.
- December, 2009 - Masters in Oriental Medicine.
Certified in Pet CPR from the American
- Licensed Acupuncturist