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include animal massage programs, myofascial release and lymphatic
drainage for companion animals along with Therapeutic Touch and other
energy modalities for both animals and people.
term “Small Animal”, is normally used to describe companion animals,
such as dogs and cats, etc., while “Large Animal” is used to
describe animals of an agricultural nature, ie horses, etc.
massage is for all animals.
structuring for animals are very similar to humans.
the first meeting is partially an introduction, an opportunity to get
acquainted, build trust and gain acceptance from the animal. This may
include observing gate analysis, recording personal information, and
establishing the history of any issues at hand. Allow up to 1 hour for
this the initial session.
follow up session typically may run 30-60 minutes. The size of the
animal and what their specific requirements are will determine the
length of the session. Observations and information updating will be a
portion of this session.
important to be aware that a session time frame may be determined by the
animal. There may be some days where the animal may wish to completely
enjoy their session and there may be a day where they are not
interested. On the first session, this may be the case that they may not
be interested as this is a new process for the animal. The comfort
level may be extended with following sessions. Once they understand the
concept, then the comfort sets in and will typically be very enjoyable
and looking forward to their massage session.
regular sessions are recommended monthly bases on a regular routine.
This is called a maintenance massage to help the animal to stay at a
specific level. For animals dealing with a transition in life or
for those who are competing, post/pre surgery, medical conditions,
it is recommended to have 3-4 sessions a month.
massage programs would be upon referral of your veterinarian.
Others do not require consent. Check with your animal medical coverage
provider as they may have coverage for you.
massage is based mostly from the Swedish technique. There is a bit of
Shiatsu and other energy modalities also used.
prepare your animal before hand. You can have them groomed as it
is not a good feeling pulling on matted areas. As well please
exercise your animal before hand and if any meals, be given 1 hour
before the session. Water intake is encourage after a massage session.
parking is available. Please enter the studio by going through the
carport and along down the side stairs to the sliding glass doors.
the studio, your animal will be free to roam around and take in any new
smells to be comfortable with the surroundings.
Massage is Not a replacement for Veterinary treatment. Therapeutic
programs would be upon referral and under the delegation and supervision
of your veterinarian.
Massage & Energy Work Programs
program is to help maintain a level of health and fitness to help with
muscular and skeletal for those on a regular activity level.
eventing, flyball, agility, herding, dressage, jumping, are just some of
the activities that our animals do on a professional basis. This program
is to assist with obtaining to the next level for competing. As
well as animals in transition for example, a new animal you may bring
home from the shelter, a rehabilitate animal achieving to it’s normal
activities. This will assist in improving muscle memory and neural
functioning and flexibility.
massage is geared to any animal suffering from a recent illness or
injury or in a debilitated state. Rehabilitation massage helps
circulation, influences new tissue growth to reduce scar tissue and can
relieve boredom and tension where the animal may be restricted. This
assists with aiding the body’s natural healing process.
animals benefit on emotional, behavioral, social and physical levels.
The effects of muscle relaxation and the increase of flexibility can be
important for young animals. It can assist in muscle growth and
growing pains. Producing a calming massage may help the state of mind
for learning and making training less stressful.
your older animal a beneficial massage can help with muscle atrophy, hip
dysphasia, arthritis. It promotes circulation which enhances tone
and flexibility giving them better physical benefits. As aging takes
place the less activeness may come along and arthritis may become an
issue. Massage may relieve pain and release endorphins which gives your
Feel Good experience. Giving a professional massage can usually give a
positive affect and can be well deserved.
can assist in blood and lymph circulation. Localizing inflammation,
stimulating the fluid to ease stagnation “stocking up”, removal of
wastes are very beneficial with massage.
Facial restrictions can limit movement and
reduce blood flow and nutrition. Massage may assist in releasing
Horses also benefit from
massage.The Chinese and
Romans of ancient times, practiced massage for horses. Massage has been
widely accepted and recognized.
the horse depends on emotional stability, lifestyle, exercise, soundness,
nutrition, and hygiene. These are our responsibility.
Providing expert massage aids the body’s ability to heal itself
back to health.
To assist in the healing
body of the horse depends on emotional stability, lifestyle, exercise,
soundness, nutrition, and hygiene fall onto our responsibility.
Providing expert massage therapy helps the body’s ability to heal
itself back to health.
Just the same as our
human athletes in reaching top performance, whether, your horse is active
in jumping, x country, dressage, and even pleasure riding, your horse can
be prone to injuries. If your horse is young or old, massage has its
place. A professional massage
touch and technique can be a very strong healing influence on the horse.
It is used to release stress, and to assist in recovery from
injuries, helps with the circulatory system, muscular and nervous systems.
Massage also helps with the tired and tense muscles by giving more
flexibility. It also helps in dispelling toxins and increase oxygen for a
better metabolism to enhance with pre or post performance and shorter
recuperation time and this assists with the ability for the body to
function more efficiently. Massage
also assists with the lymphatic system which provides cleansing and
filtering of toxins as well as myofascial release which promotes healing
and relieves pain and aims
to free constrictions or blockages in the fascia
The nervous system
consists of the brain and the spinal cord which carry information to body
parts. This nervous system is
susceptible to pressure. We have to remember that this is the area where
we sit in our saddles.