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PetMassage WaterWork™ Workshop (Canine Aquatic Massage) – March 12-15, 2018 – Kalamazoo, MI
March 12, 2018 - March 15, 2018$1000.00 – $1900.00
The PetMassage WaterWork™ Workshop (Canine Aquatic Massage) helps students learn the theory, vocabulary, and skills of applying PetMassage™ techniques with dogs in a heated swimming pool. When your dog experiences his body WaterWorking it is joyful, relaxing, rejuvenating, rebalancing, reconditioning, resoundingly and amazingly therapeutic and beneficial. This is PetMassage WaterWork™!
This workshop travels to host locations throughout the US and enables students to learn an exciting new way to practice PetMassage™ techniques with the benefits of water massage sessions. This 4-day hands-on off-site workshop runs Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 4 PM and is designed to get you experience in the water.
Imagine yourself shoulder deep in a large heated pool, holding a dog, suspended in water. You guide the dog’s body in your arms in large, sweeping movements across the surface of the water. You watch the ripples on the surface. You feel how the water drags and drifts the dog’s coat and body. Imagine the dynamics, flexibility, and therapeutic value that this dog is getting while being moved about in the warm, non-weight bearing, water.
In your hands, the dog relaxes. As you move, integumentary (skin and coat) and musculoskeletal structures float into and away from each other. Restrictions from holding patterns release. Alternative and integrative neuromuscular systems engage.