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massage for both you and your dog.
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the perfect pet owner.
are very similar to humans - Although
the canine body has many similarities to the human, there are just as many
differences. In my introduction to canine rehabilitation course we built
a dog from clay. Knowing how the canine body weight bears, how the muscles
work and the origin and insertion of the muscles, allows me to offer the
best possible massage for your loved one. Just as with humans, massage
effects all the systems of the body including: nervous, digestive, circulatory,
muscular and endocrine, just to name a few.
Dogs also have
emotions like people, they feel pain and grieve. Just as with human's massage
can help all of the systems of the body work more efficiently. It can help
the dog with both emotional and physical issues. Dog massage is just as
effective for our best friends as it is for us.
Pets and People - Specialized massage to target your
pet's needs. Massage for just you, just your pet, or for both of you!
get dog massage?
is great for all ages and all types of dogs. For young dogs it helps them
learn to be comfortable being touched. This can help with grooming and
socialization. For mid-age active dogs it helps to alleviate muscle strain
from jumping, running and everyday play. For older dogs it helps relieve
joint stiffness, arthritis and other ailments that come as they get older.
is catered to your dog’s needs and well-being. Whether a toy breed or a
large breed, young or old. Your dog will receive a customized massage just
for him or her.
Customized massage for dogs and their
owners. Every dog is different, I will sit down with you and customize
a massage based on your dogs specific needs. This may include: massage
to increase circulation, assist with lymphatic drainage, stretching, range
of motion, different massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage
and cupping and more. I will also show you how to do professional massage
Acupressure point treatment to clear
meridians, relieve pain and promote health. Specific points along the body
are held to clear that pathway. These points are the same points used in
Acupuncture however, no needles are used. There are 12 meridians
and 365 points on the body. Each point has a specific use. Chinese medicine
has been using acupressure for over 3,000 years. *only a licensed veterinarian
can use use needles and perform acupuncture on your dog.
Essential oils to alleviate both physical
and emotional pain. I use 100% therapeutic grade oils. Oils can be used
topically or inhaled. Essential oils have been used for over 6500 years.
Eastern modalities still use oils to treat the root of a problem.
Oils are used in combination with massage and can calm and relax as well
as reduce inflammation, heal wounds and help respiratory problems just
to name a few.
Canine athletic massage to assist your
athlete with performance. I will teach you how to properly warm up, cook
down and stretch your dog before and after their event. Whether agility,
flyball, Frisbee or even dog park play, your dog is using different muscle
groups to perform their job. I will feel your dogs muscles to see which
ones are tight and help you to keep your dog from getting injured during
their activity. We will also discuss concerns you have for your dog and
design a plan that works for you.
Canine exercise for just your canine
friend or for both of you. I will teach you exercises to build muscle mass,
increase strength, promote weight loss, increase circulation, strengthen
the heart and to strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Exercise
also keeps your dog's mind working, which decreases anxiety, fear and restlessness.
Offering Canine Water Therapy
Many of us have pools in our back yard. Does your dog know how to swim?
In 2006, an estimated 10,000 dogs drowned in the U.S. Since summer
is here, we all want to spend time in the pool with our families which,
of course, includes our four-legged friends. Hope LaMonica, owner of Dog
Massage by Hope, has just introduced water therapy as one of the many services
she provides your dog using the most comprehensive care possible. She will
not only teach your dog how to be comfortable in the water, but also how
to find their way back to the steps. Some of the many benefits of
water therapy include:
pain from arthritis and hip dysplasia.
the recovery time from hip or other joint surgery.
||Gives dogs with paralysis a feeling
of “freedom of movement” and makes them feel independent since they have
the feel of standing
in the water when properly supported.
less stress on the joints since it is non weight-bearing.
stress, fear and helps one feel free and whole.