What is acupressure
is certified in large and small animal
utilizes the same points and provides the
same benefits as acupuncture.
Through the use of finger pressure to
activate the points acupressure can work to
improve your animals health.
is an ancient healing art.
It has been used for centuries in the
eastern cultures and has recently been
accepted in the western world.
Acupressure is a very gentle and
noninvasive procedure that can profoundly
impact both humans and animals. . The
benefits of acupressure include:
Removes toxins and increases
blood supply to aid in the
Enhance focus needed for
Release natural cortisone
Aid in building the bodies
Acupressure works on the meridians in the
body. These are made up of pools of energy,
which are the acupressure points. By
activating the points the energy is released
and allowed to flow in the areas needed. By
allowing the energy to flow the body can
begin to heal. It is a great way to help
promote health and wellness.
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What is Reiki?
spirit in Japanese, or breath of life. It is
a tool, which supports physical, emotional,
and spiritual healing. Reiki energy is one
name for the force that is behind all life
that exists. It is considered by some to be
the subtle force behind everything that
links us all together. Dr. Usui developed
the system that is used today by people that
practice this art of healing. It is a
powerful compliment to massage and is very
beneficial with the animals. Through
learning about all types of healing, animals
receive what they need to enable their own
bodies to begin to recharge.
Reiki a healing energy is a universal life
force energy that is very powerful for both
people and animals.
Maria Duthie is a reiki master who teaches
and practices reiki on and for both people
Reiki is different then massage in several
ways. The hands are
still used but they do not move or
manipulate the tissue.
They are simple rested on the body or off
the body to direct energy to the recipient.
Reiki can do no harm and if the
animal or person does not need the energy in
that area the energy will go where it is
needed. It is very
useful for relaxation as well as for
situations where massage can not help.
If an animal has a very soar area
reiki is a perfect way of affecting the area
positively without forcing touch on them.
Rescued animals use reiki for a
variety of reasons.
Often they are worried about human touch and
the reiki energy allows them to begin
feeling safe with humans.
Reiki is done through a series of hand
positions which are designed to coincide
with the chakras in the
body. These chakras or
energy center coincide with the endocrine
system in the body. If
the energy is blocked in an area illness
Reiki feels different for every body.
Some feel it as heat or pulsing.
It is a comforting touch which
relaxes and allows the body to rejuvenate.
Some have described a reiki treatment
as being plugged in or warmed all over.
For more information on reiki or if you
would like to learn how to do reiki for
yourself please contact Maria Duthie.
principles of Reiki are:
will give thanks for my many
will not worry
will not be angry
will do my work honestly
will be kind to my neighbor and
every living thing
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What is Craniosacral?
Craniosacral under Bailey Tune who is a
licensed massage therapist who specializes
in this work. This technique works to
restore balance to the autonomic nervous
system. Through this balancing, the body can
rest and relax as we ask it to. It can also
respond to the need to fight or flight, as
it needs to. During this procedure the
practitioner takes the body where it needs
to go. This can release long-standing
tension in a muscle due to accidental trauma
or from being forced to go in a particular
manner for a long period of time. Muscle
pain due to accidents responds well to this
massage technique is a very subtle yet
powerful one. It acts similarly to fascia
release techniques. It is very relaxing to
the recipient. Most of this work is very
light but it still creates positive change
in the tissue. Horses respond very well to
this work. It is often the work that seems
to be nothing at all to an observer that
does the most good for the animal.