There are many benefits of Canine Massage and Energetic Bodywork including:
▪ Increased circulation
▪ Supports and strengthens the immune system
▪ Improved quality of life
▪ Pain relief
▪ Stress relief
▪ Acceleration of healing from injury or illness
▪ Decrease depression and/or anxiety
▪ Assistance with the dying process (relaxation, peace)
Canine Massage & Energetic Bodywork are:
▪ NON-INVASIVE – The work is done without the use of invasive procedures such as injections, inserting tubes, medication or surgery.
▪ EFFECTIVE – Massage and bodywork facilitate the relaxation response and enhance/accelerate the healing process.
▪ NON-TOXIC – Medications can cause side effects and must be monitored. Massage and bodywork restore balance and harmony to the natural biofield without the use of pharmaceuticals.
▪ ECONOMICAL – Does not require the use of equipment or substances and can be done in any setting.
Why does my dog need massage?
Just like their people, dogs can become overworked, injured and stressed resulting in sore muscles, stiffness, aches, pains, moodiness, etc. As they age, dogs can also develop arthritis and have mobility issues just like humans. Massage can help alleviate these symptoms, and regular massage treatments can help your pet attain and retain optimal function & wellness.
Can you explain a little about Energetic Bodywork?
The facilitator uses light on or off body techniques to facilitate the clearing and balancing of the energy system. The correct physiology of the body is supported through relaxation and balance allowing healing to begin. When the energy system flows properly, the body is then able to support the healing properties that are inherent to health and wholeness.
How does the body respond to Massage & Energy Work?
Massage & energetic bodywork promote relaxation. When your pet’s body relaxes endorphins are released from the brain which helps the muscles to relax. When the muscles relax circulation is improved and the increased blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout the body. This in turn allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, enzymes are built to aid digestion, hormones are regulated, and toxins are released from the body. This allows healthy cells to regenerate and promotes a sense of well-being which then supports healing and regulates the immune system.
How long does a treatment/session last?
A massage or energy work session can run from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the client’s needs. If a "massage only" session is chosen, the session will be approx. 30 minutes.
How many sessions are recommended?
The number of sessions for any energy modality is dependent upon the needs of the client. After each session, the client’s needs are reassessed to plan the care appropriately. This may include the need for further treatments, referrals to other professionals, and suggestions for ways that the owner might be able to help the animal improve.
How soon will I notice results in my animal?
The energy shifts immediately with the integration, like a light being turned on in a dark room. An overall feeling of relaxation is commonly experienced. Pain relief is often apparent after one session. Most people report that their pets seem much “lighter” after the session. That is because they literally are! Emotions such as depression, anger, fear, etc. can be released. Once released, the void where those emotions were formerly held may be automatically filled with light, truth, love, and joy. With some issues, owners will immediately notice improvement. With other issues, although the energetic changes are in place, the shift in healing may not be apparent right away. Depending on the animal and their particular issue additional treatments may be required to further the healing process.
Do I have to believe in this for it to work on my pet?
One great thing about animals is that they are naturally energetically aware. Their systems are very sensitive to their energetic environment. Plus, they don’t pre-judge things like humans do. Most animals are happy to receive the treatments. Your animal will instinctively receive the exact amount of healing his body needs. So, to answer your question, no, you as an owner don’t have to believe in the process for it to work. However, your animal is so in-tune with you that he will feel it if you are resistant or apprehensive. Therefore it is in the best interest of your pet if you can approach the work with an open mind.
Do you recommend that massage and/or bodywork be used in place of veterinary care?
Absolutely not! Massage & bodywork should be used in conjunction with – not instead of – conventional veterinary care.
My animal is terminally ill. Can energy therapy still help?
Energy therapy can assist your terminally ill animal by allowing the body to come to a place of relaxation. It is also helpful in reducing pain. Although there have been cases of seemingly miraculous recovery, owners must understand that each animal is on their own personal journey. Therefore each animal will respond in their own way to the energy. Some will refuse it, some will embrace it and some may use the energy to help them reach a place of peace and readiness to leave their earthly body with ease.