Physical therapy for pets
| Using a combination of traditional and energetic bodywork, learnt over 20 years, I use Shiatsu, massage, craniosacral and myofascial techniques to release tightness and restrictions in skeletal and soft tisse function to relieve pain and promote well-being, both physically and mentally... |
Shiatsu literally means "finger pressure" and is based on the concepts of traditional oriental medicine. The basic techniques involve pressure with palms, fingers and thumbs, along with rotations and stretches of legs, neck and tail.
Scientific research into acupuncture which is also based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, has found that both the nervous system and the endocrine system react to cause change within the body.
Zen Shiatsu as practiced by Liz Eddy and taught at the Scottish School of Shiatsu was pioneered by Shizuto Masunaga. This form of Shiatsu is primarily based on palpatory diagnosis and so treatment is decided on what is felt here and now. In theory and practice, Zen shiatsu looks at the horse as a whole, working with both the physical and psychological aspects. Quality of touch is therefore particularly important, as is treating each horse as an individual.
Dogs particularly enjoy shiatsu as "touch" is a natural language for them.
Shiatsu For Dogs
|I have been working with horses and dogs for the last 20 years but usually I do home visits. While this is still possible for dogs and other pets, I can now offer sessions in our new therapy centre here between Perth and Dundee. My speciality is older pets to help aid free movement, which not only allows your pet to be more comfortable but can also reduce the amount of drugs needed. Shiatsu is a gentle therapy which works with your pet rather than pushing his body in ways that may be uncomfortable and cause more pain. If there is a long standing problem, then more than one session will probably be required and for a condition such as arthritis, which can not be cured but only managed, then a maintenance programme can be arranged. Dogs need bodywork too!|