Therapeutic Massage for Animals
Holistic Touch Therapist - Certified Level I & II
Certified Veterinary Chiropractioner - CVCP
Benefits of Massage
What is Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body to achieve specific goals. Deep massage loosens tense muscles and stretches ligaments. Lighter touch therapy increases circulation to the skin and underlying muscles. Enhanced circulation relaxes healthy tissues and encourages a healthy tone.
Examples of specific massage goals are
A massage book and a DVD are available for further enrichment.
Val has been involved in obedience, agility, and schutzhund dog sports for many years.
She has brought her physiology and anatomy background as a registered nurse to bear on the study of therapeutic massage for animals. Val has completed both Level I and Level II training and certification by Dr Sue Furman of Colorado State University. Val's massage is based on Swedish techniques with emphasis on the canine athlete.
Most recently, Val completed her certification as a Veterinary Chiropractioner with the International Association of Veterinary Chiropractioners and will be working with local veterinarians in this new capacity.
Val's unique sensitivity to animal's needs allows her to maximize the benefits that her skilled hands provide.
Ask her clients and they will tell you of agility runs shortened after her touch, of older dogs with improved mobility and comfort and of stressed dogs with a calmer outlook.
We met in Hattiesburg, MS in the summer. You massaged my sheltie and she earned 2 or 3 QQs that weekend which was more than she had earned in 4 months. You showed me some warm up massages for her problem (both tendons in the rear hocks were repaired) and I faithfully followed them. She continued to QQ quite regularly and finished her MACH at the end of November.
Linda . . .
You'll be pleased to know that Bogey was really feeling well on Saturday when he ran his first Standard run. He needed 11 points for his MACH and he got 13!! He went on to earn 5 points in Jumpers for a Double Q. He was so proud and happy...as was I. Thanks so much for the work you did with him; he surely is a new dog. ... You may certainly use my note and photo. He looked like he was so glad to be running again and not hurting!
DOGS, bring your bones to Valerie and feel like a pup again.
Tune-up - run fast - run clean
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You may find me working dog shows - there is nothing like a well tuned team to win those ribbons.
I may be helping a dog to better health in the massage room or in a choice location during an in-home visit.
For therapeutic massage, Val works in conjunction with:
Dr Trish Kallenbach, DVM
The Healing Place (352) 795-0250
(on Rt 44 ) in Crystal River, FL
For an appointment call one of the above (or)
Call or e-mail Val (352)
Val is also happy to be a local resource
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