CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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.

TAPPING INTO YOUR DOG’S HEALTH

Thought Field Therapy is a Chinese Acupuncture Meridian Therapy whereby an algorithm  or sequence of acupuncture points are tapped with the fingers to stimulate a flow of trapped or stored energy. While the person is “tapping” they are thinking of the problem at hand in order to release the negative energy held around those thoughts.
The basic theory behind Meridian Therapies is that “the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.” Negative emotions can give rise to physical and behavioral problems. By tapping on specific points while keeping the problem in mind, the negative emotions are cleared, often within minutes.
Thought Field Therapy is used for:
• Trauma relief
• Elimination of fears, anxiety and stress
• Successful weight loss or smoking cessation
• Ease the weight of depression without medications
• Leading emotional freedom technique - providing you with a path to success

TFT & Animals
As the theory behind Thought Field Therapy also applies to the animal kingdom in general it is possible for a skilled practitioner to treat challenging behavioral problems in a number of species, especially dogs, cats and horses.  This innovative approach has achieved remarkable results in animals that have not responded to other forms of treatment.