Benefits of PetMassage™ for Dogs
A happy, healthy dog is in balance. That is wellness from the perspective of massage therapy. Dogs move out of balance when they are injured, sick, tired, out of condition, overweight, confused, disoriented (such as when they are adopted and learning to live in a new environment), grieving the loss of a family member, and aging.
Touch is a basic need … as important as food, water, and shelter.
PetMassage™ assists dogs to rediscover harmony when their bodies and minds are in chaos. PetMassage™ is effective in helping dogs at every stage of life, and in every stressful situation.
The benefits of PetMassage™ for dogs are:
- Increases circulation
- Helps relieve the effects of stiffness and joint discomfort
- Develops and maintains muscle tone
- Helps dogs rehabilitate after surgeries and other trauma
- Enhances bonding in adopted dogs
- Helps dogs and their owners with end of life care, “Transitions”
Benefits of PetMassage™ for Professionals
PetMassage™ graduates are trained to develop successful canine massage practices. They create private practices and work with holistic veterinarians in their clinics. PetMassage™ students benefit from continuing personal support via e-mail and our 800 number. So, whether it is a question about marketing brochures, methodologies that you are concerned about implementing with specific dog breeds, temperaments, and physical conditions, or legal and ethical issues, once you complete a hands-on workshop, we remain available for FREE consultations. We note with pride that our students continue to call on us for consultations and advice; some for over 15 years!
PetMassage™ instruction moves the student beyond the basic skills of Swedish type canine massage and incorporates aspects of canine psycho-social behavior, dog handling, practitioner body and gait training, alternative and integrative animal care practices, including healing touch, dowsing, animal communication, and the philosophies of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Gung. Imagine being able to use all these elements, and being comfortable and confident when you do. This is the professional perspective of the PetMassage™ Practitioner.
The PetMassage™ School is recognized for its quality of education, its serious yet irreverent approach to teaching, which makes learning enjoyable and easy, and its world class reputation, as evidenced by our credentialing and testimonials [link]. The reputation of PetMassage™ continues to grow with the practice of each talented graduate.
Benefits of PetMassage™ for Pet Owners / Pet Parents
Dogs are our children. They depend on us for everything. Their quality of life is something we think about all the time. When our dogs are unhappy and out of sorts, we are unhappy. We are concerned. Confused. Their issues may not be the ones your veterinarian is able to, or trained to treat. Medication is not always the solution, especially if the problem is neuromuscular, psychosocial, or emotional. What if your dog is suffering from the normal aches and pains that come with aging? Sometimes, the things that are your dog’s stressors are best treated with massage and bodywork.
The pet owners who really appreciate what PetMassage™ can do for their dogs are the agility and sport dog enthusiasts. They see their dogs in extreme sports and it is common for injuries to happen. PetMassage™ warm up before exertion; cool down after exertion will help prevent stiffness and injuries. PetMassage™ during recovery speeds the healing process.
If you would like to help your dog using PetMassage™, learn at home with PetMassage™ books and DVDs . Locate a PetMassage™ graduate in your area. If you really want to learn to provide a professional massage, take the hands-on PetMassage™ Foundation Level Program.
In Our Own Words / Free Audio
Want to learn more? We have a FREE audio introduction to the benefits of PetMassage™ available for you to check out. It covers:
- An introduction to the general concepts of canine / dog massage.
- Reasons and benefits of practicing PetMassage™ for the dogs in your life.
- Jonathan’s passion and excitement for helping people to help the dogs they love.
- Interviews and testimonials from students that have attended Workshops or used PetMassage™ training materials.
- Learn how PetMassage™ can be a profitable career or a valuable addition to your existing practice.
It’s duration is about 26 minutes long.