INTRODUCTION TO CANINE MASSAGE
With Mary Kennedy, Certified Canine Massage Provider
The benefits of massage range from improved flexibility and increased circulation, to enhanced muscle tone and reduced inflammation. Our canine companions will benefit from massage in the same way that people do. In this class, learn about structure and gait. Practice basic massage techniques and exercises to help strengthen your canine companion.
Discover how to read a dog food label in order to choose the highest quality food for your dog. Most important, bring your well behaved dog to this class.
POST SURGERY ANIMAL MASSAGE
Mary Kennedy, Animal Massage Provider, is now offering a one hour, individual "teaching" massage session for post surgery patients. You will learn basic techniques to assist your pet with their recovery. The cost for this valuable session is only $45.
What are the benefits of post surgery massage?
- Relieve muscle pain by releasing endorphins
- Stretch and relax muscles
- Improve range of motion
- Increase oxygen to enhance healing
- Improve circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids
- Flush out toxins that cause stiffness and soreness
- Improve disposition
Why is touch so important?
Studies have shown that touch is essential for growth and development of all socially dependant animals. Touch is a most powerful form of non-verbal communication.
How is massage different from petting?
Massage takes touch to a level way beyond that of "petting" our animals. Massage is a focused and deliberate way of touching your animals. Your intention with each stroke is controlled as to technique and pressure. You will learn several massage techniques, as well as how to sense areas of tightness, pain, and restriction. These skills will assist you in the enhancement of your animal's healing.
BASIC ANIMAL COMMUNICATION AND ENERGY WORK
Did you ever wonder how your dog knows what you are thinking? Have you noticed that you share some of the same personality or emotional attributes? Our companion animals may mirror us in amazing ways. In this class get some basics on animal communication skills. Learn fundamental techniques on how to perceive and apply energy work on your animals and yourself. Bring your well behaved dog and a picture of another pet, living or deceased, for some interesting practice exercises.
PET FOOD AND WHAT IS IN IT?
Most pet owners don't understand their options when it comes to feeding their pets. Your four-legged friends are totally dependent on your judgment as you care for them. This class has been created to help dog and cat owners learn how to make well informed choices in feeding their animals.
Learn from Mary about the more wholesome feeding options for your pets. Did you know that there are easy, affordable ways to make your own pet food? Mary will share yummy and simple recipes you can use. For those not interested in making their own food, Mary will help you understand the ingredients list of commercial animal foods and discover the differences so that you can make the best choices.