The quality of your thoughts plays an important role in your canine massage. Dogs can smell your thoughts. They can smell your body’s reactions to each thought. Even the most fleeting memory of a happy experience will be supported by your hormonal system; which affects your respiration and subtly shifts the pH of your perspiration. Happy thoughts are expansive. Happy thoughts make you breathe deeply. They open the pores and increase circulation. They’re good for you. You smell better when you are happy. Sad thoughts are contractive and sour. Sad thoughts make you hold your breath, breathe shallowly, become smaller and more acidic.
We cannot control our thoughts. They slip in behind the eyes when we are not looking! We can, however, manage them. When you notice that you are experiencing anything that is not immediately part of the PetMassage, identify the thought and acknowledge its quality. Then, after you have honored it, redirect your attention back to the dog in your hands. The dog will then smell your connection with him/her.
My positive attitude creates my successful business.
This is from the new PetMassage DVD titled, “Dog Handling in Canine Massage, Yoga Consciousness”. Turning away from a dog that is advancing toward you (physically or energetically) does not deter him/her. It invites.
From the moment that you are with the dog to the moment that the dog is returned to the Pet Parent, you must project your role as leader, alpha. This will make both of your massage experiences easier and more effective. The dog will be more compliant and receptive; you will be more present and giving. This is from the new PetMassage DVD titled, “Dog Handling in Canine Massage, Yoga Consciousness”.
Scratching is the raking of the skin, coat or area on or above the body with fingernails. Scratching stimulates awareness on, in and beneath the coat and skin as it affects cardiovascular, neurologic and lymphatic circulation. Dogs can tolerate vigorous movements. Visualize a dog powerfully scratching his chin or ear.
Your hands and fingers are extensions of the rest of your body. Every movement, even the snapping of your fingers, begins in and is projected up from your feet. Feel the bottoms of your feet, your understandings, connect and draw energy up from the earth.
I remind myself to breathe and smile.
I love being a great example for others to follow.
I compliment others and energetically I compliment myself.
I am willing to stay in the now (present time).