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Dogs Kids PetMassage Book

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dogs Kids PetMassage Book

Dogs Kids PetMassage is for dogs, kids and their families.  PetMassage is a fun and effective way to help your dog achieve optimal physical and emotional balance. This is an enjoyable, easy-to-follow, book that follows two children as they learn canine massage, and dog handling skills in a PetMassage for Dogs Kids Workshop. The children learn and practice with stuffed animals and then apply their new skills to their own dogs.

The Dogs Kids PetMassage are happy healthy pets: well-adjusted members of the family. Discover how PetMassage enhances your dogs’ and your children’s lives.

Dogs stay fit and happy with PetMassage.

Dr. Marty Becker, Resident Veterinarian on ABC TV’s Good Morning America, Host of “The Pet Doctor” on PBS, Veterinarian of the Year for the U.S. writes: Why would you massage your dog and how would you do it? Jonathan Rudinger expertly explains the why’s and how’s of PetMassage where each and every simple touch sets in motion complex sets of physical and psychosocial dynamics. His latest book, Dogs Kids PetMassage, is well-illustrated, easy to follow, and, with all the photographs, enjoyable to read with children. This book is on the bookshelf both in my practice and at home. You need a copy…doctor’s orders! 

Amy Snow, Coauthor & Cofounder of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute endorses with: Dogs Kids PetMassage offers children a great way of learning how to combine love with responsibility and compassion toward their best friend. Sharing this book with your children will enhance the family bond all the way around. –

Maryjean Ballner, Author “Dog Massage” & “Cat Massage”, writes: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children, especially your children, learned PetMassage?  Kids’ confidence soar as the danger of dog biting or scratching diminish. Children/canine relationships are enhanced through enhanced touch. 

With a gentle story-telling style, this book teaches safe, effective methods of PetMassage that can benefit all children and all dogs regardless of how familiar they may already be with each other.

Jonathan’s ideas on how to approach a dog, and touch in sequence, help transform basic petting into therapeutic massage. “Dog Kids PetMassage” creates a win-win for everyone!  –

Brian Davis, MA Ed.Adm. writes: Jonathan Rudinger has done a wonderful job of creating an opportunity for parents and children to engage in learning new skills together.  PetMassage is an ideal way for families to share a fun, hands-on, therapeutic experience that benefits all members of the family…especially the family dog.   The step-by-step directions and photo illustrations make it easy for parents and children to follow and learn the proper techniques to massage their dog.  Educators continually advocate for parents to become active participants in their child’s education.   Learning how to massage their dog together is a great way for parents to learn side-by-side with their child.  I highly recommend this book to any family interested in learning and growing together.

It’s the perfect gift for the child who loves their dog.

Dogs Kids PetMassage, 128 pages, illustrated, $16.95

Jonathan is happy to sign or dedicate this book. We can even mail it to the recipient with a card from you. Email your instructions separately to info@petmassage.com.


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Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage for Dogs is the book for canine massage instruction

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage for Dogs is the book for canine massage instruction.

Begin or enhance your canine massage practice. Learn the Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage for Dogs.

If you are happiest when you are with dogs, and your heart sings when you help them discover their optimal quality of life, you are ready for this book. PetMassage is for you. PetMassage can be your new career! Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage for Dogs is one of the primary texts for the PetMassage Foundation Level Program.

PetMassage is a highly effective way to enhance every dog’s quality of life, at every age, stage and circumstance. The combination of skilled touch and compassionate active presence that you will learn with this book will have profound effects on every aspect of dogs’ bodies and minds.

Why is it described as an art? What are the essential skill sets you need to know to administer great massages to dogs? The answers to these questions and more, are in this book.

In the Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage for Dogs, Jonathan Rudinger, the founder of the PetMassage Institute (www.petmasssage.com) shares his knowledge of the skills of canine massage. This book is based on the experience and perspectives from his over twenty years of teaching canine massage vocational training workshops and maintaining a private practice.

This book includes:

  • hand and body skills
  • body and breath mechanics
  • benefits and applications for dogs and the canine massage practitioner
  • animal massage theory
  • canine behavior, observation of canine reflexive responses to your movement
  • vocabulary for the vocation of canine massage

Art and Essence of Canine Massage, PetMassage for Dogs, 306 pages, illustrated, index. Only $34.95

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If you practice canine massage, this book will enhance and validate your practice. If you want to learn how to massage dogs, this book will be your guide. Here’s the link to purchase this book: https://petmassage.com/store/petmassage-dogs-art-essence-canine-massage-book/ Thank you.

Jonathan is happy to sign or dedicate this book. We can even mail it to the recipient with a card from you. Email your instructions separately to info@petmassage.com.

This offer is only for products ordered through our website www.petmassage.com  Sorry, we cannot include any inserts on Amazon orders.

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Move Your Feet- They’re Important in PetMassage

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Move Your Feet- They’re Important in PetMassage

Are your feet passive? Or do you use them actively, as integral elements in your massage form?

During your canine massage, do you want to promote the dog’s movement, flexibility, and flow? If these are your intentions, it makes sense that every touch ought to be infused with your movement, flexibility, and flow. When your hips, legs, and feet are included, that’s what the dog experiences. When they are not fully engaged, the intention of enhancing their movement, flexibility, and flow cannot be transmitted.

Working From the Ground Up

Every movement in PetMassage begins in the feet. Your feet need to communicate with the ground. Not just touch the ground; they act as your conduits, relays, transmission lines between what’s above them and what’s below.

Moving easily and intentionally, you are signaling that you are in control of your body and emotions. When your stance is stationary you are signaling to dogs that something is wrong, lacking, or missing. It diminishes their ability for inward focus.

In the YouTube video I drew a tree on the white board. Trunk, limbs, foliage and root system. You are the tree. Your feet are the base of the tree. Your root system, underground is the virtual space, invisible to the eye, where you can intentionally ground yourself and recharge with earth energy.

Feet and Breath Synchronize

Each inhalation is a process that both releases spent energy and draws up fresh power and vitality toward your core. With each inhalation, drop back into your heels; grounding yourself, tapping the Gaia earth energy. With each exhalation as you buoy up onto the balls of your feet, you project your breath, chi, and freshly charged intention through your hands into the dog.

Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Energy flows through you.  Flow is difficult through ignored and unengaged feet. Immovable and immobile feet are restrictive. There is no flow of muck through feet that are stuck.

Activate your feet. 
Move about. Pick up your feet.  Step forward. Step back. Step to the side. Dance your massage. 1-2-3, 1-2-3.  4. Create movement in your entire foot: heels, arch, toes, medial and lateral sides, bottom and top.

Forward, centered, back

Your center of gravity – placement of your feet in your shoes – determines the direction your body – your intention – is moving.

Moving forward and back is like being on a saddle. Think of Dressage or Centered riding. Or riding bareback:

  • Leaning forward shifts your center and the horse speeds up to stay under you. It means go.
  • Sitting straight with your weight centered under you signals the horse to continue forward with no change.
  • Leaning back in your saddle means whoa: slow and stop.

It is the same with your feet in your shoes.

  • Your weight forward onto your toes brings you closer to the dog
  • centered over your arches keeps you steady,
  • drawing back into your heels pulls your body away, bringing yours hands with it.

In the video I demonstrate this using a shoe as a prop.

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Footwork is just one of the elements of body mechanics that is taught in the PetMassage Foundation Level ProgramRegister Now for workshops in 2019.

I am aware of the movement, flexibility, and flow that I generate with my feet.

By Anastasia Rudinger | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Massage My Senior Dog, Elements of Style and Full Body PetMassage™ Sequence

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Massage My Senior Dog, Elements of Style and Full Body PetMassage™ Sequence

How to Massage My Senior Dog is your instruction manual. Learn to use canine massage in the care of your aging dogs. Use massage to enhance your senior dog’s quality of life.

Have you ever looked at your dog and noticed he’s just not the same dog he used to be?  Have you ever wished you could know how he is feeling? Where does he hurt? Why is he limping, or resting on one hip?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could scan his body with your hands? Imagine shining a red laser MRI beam across his body. You could tell where any pain or restrictions are because it would glow and pulse.

With this book you will learn how to scan your dog’s body with your hands and be able to tell which areas are stiff and sore; and most importantly, learn what massage skills to apply.

Know the joy and satisfaction of being able to know how to massage your dog well enough to make him feel better.  Learn the skills to help you restore your dog’s

  • Health
  • Flexibility
  • Brightness of Mood
  • Youthful Vigor

Each massage session is an opportunity for you to help your dog make a little internal course correction. Their feel-good experiences do not stop when the PetMassage™ ends. As your dog continues to process each tiny shift, the benefits of massage continue to accrue.

Your Senior Dog will have increased flexibility, respiration, lymphatic drainage, circulation and, overall comfort all combine to promote positive, healthy changes in his body.

Learn

  • How to Massage My Senior Dog
  • Elements of Style
  • Full Body PetMassage™ Sequence

How to Massage My Senior Dog, 183 pages, illustrated, index, $20.00

 


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Creating & Marketing Your Animal Massage Business

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Creating & Marketing Your Animal Massage Business

A reader-friendly book to show you the way to success.

The animal health care industry is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy. Pet owners, rehabilitation vets, trainers, and handlers are all demanding more holistic forms of wellness care. Creating & Marketing Your Animal Massage Business is your guide to starting your own business in this industry.

Who is your market? Massage is the cornerstone of hands-on holistic animal care. More and more, veterinarians recognize the value of massage and contract trained, certified, animal massage practitioners in their clinics and rehabilitation programs.

Animal massage is spreading in popularity and demand around the world. It is now integral in

  • Animal rehabilitation
  • Sport dog/equine conditioning and maintenance, training, showing, and performance
  • Pet care
  • Elder care for dogs, horses, and cats
  • Canine aquatic facilities
  • Day spas as a supplemental service
  • Grooming as an integrated and supplemental service
  • Kennel and pet sitting/walking as a supplemental service

 This how-to-market book is unlike any other you’ve seen.

It synthesizes concepts of

  • Tried and true and current business strategies
  • Practical, everyday working experience of building the PetMassage

It is your step-by-step guide for creating and marketing your own animal massage business. The energy of this book is useful and supportive. Use this book as your personal cheerleader. Yea, You!

  • Jonathan Rudinger RN LMT, and founder of the PetMassage Institute, shares his insights, strategies –and lessons learned- of how he created his company from concept to prominence in the animal massage industry.
  • Linda Lucas-Fayerweather, MBA provides easy-to-follow forms for business plans
  • Anastasia Rudinger, CMT and Certified Rebirther offers exercises that are fun and life-affirming.

“Creating & Marketing Your Animal Massage Business is easy to follow and a joy to read.” -SD

 Creating & Marketing Your Animal Massage Business, 175 pages, illustrated, index, $25.00


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TRANSITIONS: PetMassage Energy Work for the Aging and Dying Dog

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

TRANSITIONS: PetMassage Energy Work for the Aging and Dying Dog – a book of comfort and purpose for you and your dog.

A Transition is a change, or shift, from one lifestyle, or quality of life to another. One energy form to another. It can be from one developmental age group to another, a change in the makeup of the family, a change in the environment, and a change in health. All these can be stressful for your dog. Learn skills that will help you participate more fully in supporting your dog during each “transition” in his/her life.

TRANSITIONS celebrates life… and death.

The most difficult transition for us to reconcile is the last one, the end of life. This is the change of energy from life as we know it, to whatever’s next.

TRANSITIONS PetMassage Energy Work for the Aging and Dying Dog is about being empowered at a time when we feel most vulnerable and helpless.

The PetMassage Transitions is especially helpful when your dog is in their final weeks, or hours.

The Transitions PetMassage is as much for the owner as it is for the dog. It is a way to move over your dog’s body, opening gateways, and sharing the intimate memories held in the tissues. It’s almost like sharing the experience of looking over a photo album of your dog’s lifetime.

Discover how to give a Transitions PetMassage to your dog when it will help the most.  Learn how PetMassage energy balancing, energy snapping, and finger position mudras will enhance the quality of your dog’s life.

TRANSITIONS celebrates the last days of Oskar the boxer, the first teaching assistant at the PetMassage School.

“This gentle book offers encouragement and instructions for things we can do right now, to help us dog owners during times of our greatest grief and despair.  These are times when we too could benefit from a comforting hug, a wet nose and a compassionate floppy ear. – DP, Chicago


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PetMassage for the Family Dog Book

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

 

PetMassage for the Family Dog Book

You already massage your dogs. Everyone does. With this easy-to-learn instruction, you can do it better.

This book is guaranteed to change the way you touch your dog! PetMassage for the Family Dog expands on the dog massage you do intuitively, with the skills and theory of professional canine massage therapy.

Learn PetMassage to keep your dog healthy and happy.

The instructions are enjoyable to read …  with abundant illustrations… easy-to-follow

and it includes a complete pictorial PetMassage demonstration.

     plus

 Specific applications for

  • hips
  • spine
  • respiratory enhancement
  • the older dog
  • and so much more

Follow Standard Poodle, Jacques a Poodle-Do, star teaching assistant at PetMassage workshops, with his person, Jonathan Rudinger, the founder and instructor at the PetMassage Institute (www.petmassage.com) and learn to give your dog a confident, nurturing canine PetMassage.

Your dogs will let you know how good it feels and how much your new PetMassage is appreciated. It is great return on their investment of unconditional love they’ve given you!

PetMassage for the Family Dog, 165 pages, illustrated, only $25.00.


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Speaking in Tongues In PetMassage; Internalized Sensations

By Jonathan Rudinger | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking in Tongues In PetMassage; Internalized Sensations

Aromas are Conversational

Dogs skin releases aromas during PetMassage. They are different when the dog is sick, healthy, tired, hungry, fearful, lonely, happy, stressed, anxious, holding back, and/or simply relaxing. This is how dogs know so much about each other … and us.

Pheromones

These aromas are not actual smells. They are the scent of pheromones, hormonal chemicals the body produces as a byproduct of its self-protective systems. They are most concentrated around orifices: anus, vagina, penis, nose, mouth, eyes, and ears. And, they are emitted through the pores of the body’s largest organ, the skin. The subtle scents are constantly shifting, depending on the dog’s body’s current state of affairs.

Subliminal Empathy

I cannot smell them. They are much too subtle. Subliminal. It is a wordless conversation. My body’s endocrine system understands. It reads and responds to them by producing empathically complementary chemicals.

How can I tell if I’m responding to an unconscious stimulus? I breathe through my nose and keep my mouth closed during massage. It keeps my mouth free of hair. With my lips clamped shut, I notice the pressure in my oral cavity has variations.

The Suckling reflex. 

If I’ve created a vacuum in my mouth that I can feel on my tongue, it often corresponds to a tension in the dogs’ body where my hands are working. My attention then focuses on relieving previously uncharted tension in that area.

Move Along; Nothing Happening Here

If my tongue is freely moving it means the tissues are freely moving. And, all is well.


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With PetMassage I share deep and meaningful subliminal conversations with the dogs.

By Anastasia Rudinger | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments