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  • Helping Geriatric Pets

    Posted October 2 by ChrisSertzel

    Aging pets are some of those most clearly benefited by massage. The immediate release of discomfort is clearly appreciated and easily visible on the face of a pet that needs it, and the calming effects of receiving a massage is especially releasing to the older dog. Pets late in life often keep thin...

  • Environmental Impact on Canine Physiology

    Posted October 2 by ChrisSertzel

    In this day and age, we all know that any number of outside catalysts are causing the accelerated effects of aging upon our bodies. The passage of time aside, outside forces such as extended and unprotected sun exposure, poor oxygen quality, poor diet, not drinking enough fluids, being overweight, n...

  • Why Choose to Offer Massage?

    Posted September 21 by ChrisSertzel

    Why choose massage? We live in a very hectic world, and we live here with our pets. These pets give us unconditional love, quiet understanding and completion- very often they give us solace and relief from the obstacles that living can make- how many quiet tears and whispered wishes have been given...

  • Massage Benefits

    Posted September 21 by ChrisSertzel

      Both prospective clients and skeptics of massage practice will often ask a massage practitioner what really happens during a massage that gives it any genuine benefit for an animal. They may do this is casual conversation, or they may call on you to test your knowledge. It is important to un...

  • Massage History

    Posted September 21 by ChrisSertzel

    Adding massage as a service you offer takes little start up and begins to show gains as soon as you begin to implement its ideals into your everyday work; even BEFORE actually giving a massage. When you arrive at work with the mindset of helping to create a more peaceful and less stressful experienc...

  • Canine Massage for the Pet Stylist

    Posted September 10 by ChrisSertzel

    Canine Massage For the Pet Salon     Have you ever visited a massage therapist? Do you remember how you physically & emotionally felt when you arrived? What did the massage person's business space feel like? Do you remember how you felt both pysically & emotionally when you left? If s...

  • Hello!

    Posted September 10 by ChrisSertzel

    Hello there! I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to be a contributing writer of blogs for the Groomers Lounge! With additional writing assignments, working full time in my salon, 3 kiddos, 11 dogs, heading the state grooming assoc. and my state's Cavalier rescue, showing and br...

  • Groomer Strong: Fair Pricing

    Posted August 27 by admin

      My neighbor has had a housekeeper for many years.  She lives alone, no kids, no pets. She keeps her house very tidy, but needs a hand with dusting and doing the floors. She's a great client really. She has never once complained about a price increase, and the cleaning company has them r...

  • Notes from Bettye

    Posted July 2 by admin

    I met Bettye and her husband many years ago when their senior Westie became too grouchy for their regular groomer. He was at the point to be too grouchy for any groomer really....... I believe I was safely able to groom him one time before he passed.   They soon welcomed another Westie and ch...

  • Groomer Strong: A Look at IRS Rulings

    Posted June 21 by admin

    While these are not rulings coming out of cases against groomers, the hair industry is about the closest industry to grooming in how businesses are set up with clients and workers. You can see in these, the common issue seems to be in who the clients pays for the services.     Wolfe v. ...