Today, I gave Aki, Haru, and Yuki their Christmas presents – relaxation massages paid for by their Dad. I was booked up last week when he rang and couldn’t fit in 3 hours of massage before the holiday – luckily everyone was happy to wait.
All I knew was that I was going to meet “two french bulldogs and a pug.” I was not disappointed; all three were charming. Yuki is the oldest, and will be 8 years old in March; Aki is 5; Haru will be 2 in February.
Massages for your dog make a wonderful gift; relaxation massage distributes the oils of the coat to support skin health, allows your dog to chill out and be the center of attention, and I report back on any lumps and bumps I find to ensure you have discussed these with your vet.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand