Canine Massage

Post image for Interview: Animal Massage Author and Educator Megan Ayrault

Megan Ayrault, author, educator, and massage practitioner for both people and animals, recently agreed to an online interview with Your Holistic Dog. In addition to her extensive training in various massage and bodywork techniques, Megan has written two books on animal massage, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Massage and The Horse Lover’s Guide to Massage. […]

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What is proprioception and how does it apply to your dog? Propriocepton is the body’s neurological ability to sense movement patterns within the joints. There are cells in and around the joints called proprioceptors. These proprioceptors send messages to the brain about the body’s position in space. If your dog experiences an injury, his brain receives […]

Post image for Interview: Lisa Spector from Through a Dog’s Ear

Since I have used the Through a Dog’s Ear music for my canine massages, I was very pleased to be able to connect with Lisa Spector recently and interview her for Your Holistic Dog. Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. By combining her passion for music with her love […]

Intuition and TTouch

by K. Garland

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In delving a little more into the background of TTouch (or Tellington TTouch), I was interested to find out how intuition played a role in the development of this modality for both people and animals. TTouch includes a system of bodywork and groundwork. The TTouch bodywork consists of circular touches and lifts performed on the […]