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Water Puppies For Health and Happiness

Water Puppies For Health and Happiness

Water babies

Many of us are water babies. I’m not just referring to people who were born in hot tubs ala French obstetrician Frédérick Leboyer; or water-birth in bathtubs with the advice, consent, and support of doulas and midwives. And I’m not limiting water babies to those  born under the water signs of scorpio, pisces and cancer.

What a Glorious Feeling, I’m Dripping Again

I’m referring to everyone who loves being in water. Do you find pleasure and a sense of restoration and healing swimming, diving, or simply soaking in your bath? How about walking in the rain? How about standing in the shower with the steaming hot water massaging your head and back?

Essential for Life and Living

We need water to survive. We drink it, cook with it, clean with it, bathe in it, fish in it, irrigate our crops with it, and play in it. 90% of all people on earth live within 10 kilometers of water. 50% live within 3 kilometers. We intuitively stay as close as possible to it. I think of the many couples on HGTV’s House Hunters who gaze out the waterfront window or deck and exclaim “That’s a million dollar view.”

Since the dawn of civilization, people and animals have been using the healing properties of water for therapeutic restoration and rehabilitation. We have historically accepted that we go to water to heal.

Imagine All The People

Think about the documentaries on migration patterns of animals in draught stricken Africa. Think about the images of professional athletes rehabbing their bodies in tubs of icy water. Think about the relaxing time spent in hot tub jacuzzis with jets of hotter massaging currents.

Help Dogs With Aquatic Water Massage

Our next PetMassage™ WaterWork, canine aquatic massage, workshop is March 12-15, 2018. That’s a Monday-Thursday.

This therapeutic modality, based loosely on Watsu, is so helpful for dogs! It is very different from the experience of dry massage or underwater treadmill work. And since it is only done in a heated swimming pool, it is safe, clean, and controlled. We encourage you to offer this amazing service in your region.

Workshop Features

This is a certification workshop to train in the specific PetMassage™ WaterWork techniques:

  • indications and applications
  • in-water movements and body mechanics
  • practitioner and dog safety
  • pool design, selection and maintenance,
  • promotion and marketing.


I invite you to learn more about PetMassage™ WaterWork . If you would like to talk to your instructor Jonathan about it, call 800-779-1001.


The next workshop will be at The Dog Dive in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Register today!

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