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Massage & Acupressure

Devoted animal lovers desire for their pets to be provided with comfort for muscular problems that can cause pain and inhibit movement and performance.

Just as humans benefit best from high-quality acupressure and massage from a professional practitioner, animals can receive the same results.

If you would like, Anne offers the use of the highest quality essential oils in my massage sessions at no additional charge.

Essential oils are chosen based on the individual animal’s physical, mental and emotional support needs.

Benefits of Massage & Acupressure

The benefits of massage and acupressure for your pets are endless:

Increase flexibility and stride length
Rehabilitation after an injury or surgery
Pain relief
Nervous system support
Mitigate age-related challenges
General physical and psychological well-being

Pet Massage & Acupressure Services Include:

Manual Lymphatic Treatment: a specific treatment for aiding in the removal of toxins from the body/fluid re-balancing

Craniosacral Massage: I have earned an additional certification for this treatment that benefits central nervous system disorders, the release of tissue restrictions, energy flow, chronic pain, sinus issues, tension, etc.

Circulatory Massage: assists in supporting the circulatory system of an animal and fluid re-balancing

Rehabilitative Massage: Post-surgical and post-injury 

Tui Na: Combining relaxation with targeted pressure techniques, Tui Na massages soothe muscles, promote circulation, and restore harmony for stress, aches, and overall well-being.

Much more!

What is Acupressure

How Does Acupressure Work To Benefit My Pet?

Acupressure balances Chi energy (life force, the energy that flows through you and through everything) in the body.When chi is flowing harmoniously throughout the body, animals enjoy good health and mental acuity.

What Is The Difference Between Acupuncture and Acupressure?
Acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture, which involves inserting needles into certain points of the body in order to help promote relaxation and wellness and to prevent and treat disease.

But What Exactly Is Acupressure and How Does It Work?
Acupressure involves pressure on the skin or tissues to help with various physical, mental, and emotional conditions.
Originating in ancient China, and derived from acupuncture, acupressure is now widely practiced in the West.
Studies have shown that acupressure can be effective in supporting the body in healing and relaxation.

What Is Tui Na? 

Tui Na, pronounced “twee nah,” is an ancient Chinese massage therapy considered to be the oldest form of massage in the world. It’s one of the four main pillars of traditional Chinese medicine, alongside acupuncture, qigong, and herbal medicine.

Here’s a quick overview of Tui Na:

  • Meaning: The name “Tui Na” literally translates to “push and grasp,” which aptly describes the techniques used in this massage therapy.
  • Philosophy: Based on the concept of qi, the vital energy flowing through the body, Tui Na aims to balance and unblock the flow of qi to promote healing and well-being.
  • Techniques: Practitioners use a variety of hand techniques, including kneading, rolling, stroking, tapping, and pinching, to manipulate muscles, tendons, and joints.
  • Benefits: Tui Na is believed to offer a range of benefits, including:
    • Pain relief, especially for musculoskeletal pain
    • Improved circulation
    • Reduced stress and anxiety
    • Enhanced digestion
    • Boosted immune system function
    • Improved sleep qualityHow 

Our Process / How it Works

Step 1

For inquiries, please use the contact form.

Please include if you are seeking and in-person appointment or distance consolation and a very brief summary of your current concerns or reasons for seeking an appointment for your pet.

*Massage and acupressure in-person appointments take place in your home for your pet’s comfort. If seeking an in-person appointment, please provide your address in on in the contact form so that I can confirm if your location is within my service area.

Step 2

Before I can perform massage and/or acupressure, I will need to receive approval from your veterinarian. I will send you a form for you to fill out and return via email for your veterinarian. I will send the completed form to your vet.

Step 3

Once your veterinarian has confirmed if massage and acupressure is ok for your pet, I will contact you to schedule our appointment!

The Theory Behind Acupressure

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What Is the Theory Behind Acupressure?

Acupressure falls under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture, which involves inserting needles into certain points of the body in order to help promote relaxation and wellness and to prevent and treat disease. Acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without needles.
Acupressure Involves pressure on the skin or tissues to help with various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, and derived from acupuncture, acupressure is now widely practiced in the West. In TCM, it is believed that acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.
Practitioners who use acupuncture in the traditional way believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness.
It is believed that acupressure supports the body to restore balance by restoring the flow of Qi.
And as a result, the body can then heal itself.

Ying and Yang

Yin and yang refers to the flow of Chi (or life force energy).
The concept of Ying and Yang refers to the principle of duality that we can see in everything and everywhere.
For example, you can’t have dark without light, or hot without cold.
And this also applies to the body. Ideally, our pets are in balance. But of course, sometimes they will get out of balance.

The symbol of Yin and Yang is perfectly balanced. The same size with a dot of Yin inside of Yang (the white right side) and a dot of Yang inside of Yin (the dark left side).
This also applies to the body. Ideally, our pets’ bodies are in balance. But of course, sometimes they will get out of balance. Stress, environmental toxins and more, can cause the body to become out of balance and can lead to illness and “dis-ease.”
TCM believes that good health is believed to come from a balance of Yin (negative, dark, and feminine) and Yang (positive, bright, and masculine).

The Meridian System
The meridian system is made up of energetic lines running throughout the body and is associated with organ systems.
The meridian system’s ability to maintain balance is associated with the concept of yin and yang.
These energetic lines can become stagnated and/or out of balance.
Acupressure can be provided to help support an animal’s body to move chi stagnation along the meridian lines and to restore the balance of yin and yang.

Cold Laser
Cold laser sessions can be added to any in-home services that Anne provides with your veterinarian’s approval.
The Class 1 Multi Radiance® cold laser sessions can be provided to help your pet with many different issues:
Aids In Healing
Increases Circulation
Relaxation
Reduces Edema
Minimizes Pain
No Negative Side Effects

The Class 1 Multi Radiance Laser is super-efficient with super pulsing technology and poses zero hazard to tissue. Class 1 lasers are in the same classification as laser printers when it comes to hazard to tissue.

SAFETY
a. PROVEN – more studies than any other laser, same lasers used on the human side around the world
b. CLASS I – (Classification is only based on safety, hazard to skin, eyes & tissue) no damage to tissue.

Contraindications:


Cancer – No studies done – laser is not used on areas with tumors, but may use the laser to help with pain in other areas

Youtube Videos:
www.MyVetLaser.com

Disclaimer: My goal in working with you and your animals is to further understanding, connection, and love. I am not a veterinarian; I cannot diagnose or treat illness or disease. My work is not intended to replace that of a pet health-care professional. All services are for the purpose of providing comfort for you and your pet. Massage for animals requires approval from a licensed veterinarian. I will provide you with instructions prior to scheduling an appointment with me. My statements on this website are opinions only. I make no guarantees or promises about the outcome of my services or that the outcome will be the same as previous results or testimonies. I encourage you to follow your own inner-guidance and to work with your own pet care professional to make the best decisions for your pet. The information contained on these pages is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Essential oil products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not meant to substitute for veterinary care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition. Please see a qualified veterinarian for medical treatment. These suggested uses apply only to therapeutic grade, Young Living Essential Oils.