Dog massage??? What???!!!!
I get this fairly often; it doesn’t bother me.
One of the best ways I have found to give dog owners (and their d0gs) a bit of a taste for what I can do for them is to attend public events. This weekend, I participated in the first annual Bark in the Park at Ferrymead Heritage Park. The historic park was opened to dogs and their families to enjoy for the day.
Dogs rodethe trams, had posters printed for them on the authentic printing press, attended a blessing of the animals ceremony and were treated to frozen slushies made with chicken stock. There was a series of guest speakers, including me.
I was consistently busy throughout the day at my stall as dog after dog came to see me for massage. Dogs of all sizes, too!
Here are a few snaps from the day:
Every dog enjoyed their massage and owners were surprised at how quickly their dog relaxed and got into ‘the zone’ (as I call it).
Lesson for the day: don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. If you are a local Canterbury resident who missed out on Bark in the Park, the event is likely to become an annual one. And you can always reach me here at The Balanced Dog to discuss your dog and how massage, laser, trigger point and food therapies can help your dog.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand
who doesn’t love a massage