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  • Chapter Four...Principles and Massage Concepts

    Posted December 2 by ChrisSertzel

    Bridging the Interspecies Gap Clearly there is a great difference between massaging a human client and an animal client. Looking past all of the physiological differences between the two species, we can also put some thought into the way our client can and cannot communicate with us, what they can ...

  • Chapter Three: Kinesiology of the Dog

    Posted November 25 by ChrisSertzel

    Kinesiology is the study of motion and of the structures that make motion possible. This section is for you to use to identify the muscles involved when your animal you are caring for experiences specific problems. First, here's a list of some of the terminology that will be used. Protraction: the ...

  • The Society Of Holistic Pet Stylists

    Posted November 15 by ChrisSertzel

    A long time ago I began to feel that I was different. Be nice! LOL But seriously, I have always been a little different in my thinking, my outlook on most things, and especially I felt different in that I could never force myself to stay at a job for very long if I wasn't happy doing it. I str...

  • Chapter Two....General Canine Anatomy & Physiology

    Posted November 4 by ChrisSertzel

    Please note that this chapter's illustrations, charts and photos have been temporarily omitted due to in line attachment issues. Please stay tuned for updates with added images to this chapter as this hiccup is addressed. :) In this chapter the canine anatomy and physiology will be discussed in ter...

  • 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...