This year, I signed on to become a sponsor of the inaugural 4 Paws Marathon in Christchurch. This event is the brainchild of a sports medicine doctor who loves to run with his dogs – but found that while his dogs could train with him, they weren’t allowed to join in on race day.
Yesterday was race day.
And I was set up at the finish line working alongside Rachel, a friend and colleague who is a human massage therapist at Bodyworks Massage Therapy.
We decided to promote our joint sponsorship with the couples massage theme: human + dog. By working together, not only did our services keep ‘in theme’ of the event, but we also showed the mutual respect we have for one another in our respective fields.
Rachel is qualified to massage humans; I’m qualified to massage canines. Since canine massage is a relatively new field in New Zealand, I appreciated the opportunity to showcase the benefits of the modality in front of the runners and other sponsors at the event.
Here are just a few photos from the day:
We look forward to sponsoring again next year!
Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand