Massage Tutorials

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After reading YHD’s 3-part series on TTouch, I hope you have a better understanding about your own capacity to create health and wellness for your dog. Many people lead busy and stressful lives with sometimes very little time to spare for their canine companions. People sometimes believe they have to set aside a half-hour or […]

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Post massage relaxation In our ongoing tutorial series on dog massage, Canine Massage 101, we covered Effleurage and Passive Touch. Today we’ll look at a deeper stroke, Petrissage. Petrissage is a kneading stroke which involves a gentle lifting and squeezing motion with one or both hands. This pumping action allows body fluids to move in […]

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Passive Touch? You mean I don’t have to do anything and it’s still a massage? Well yes…and no. Don’t underestimate the relevance of this centering touch. Passive Touch is a great opening touch for a massage session. It’s a sustained, stationary touch with the palm of your hand or fingers. The pressure is usually light […]

This is part 3 in a series on Tellington Touch or TTouch. In part 1, we discussed what TTouch was and described some circular touches. In part 2 of this series, the Zigzag TTouch was demonstrated (thanks to my lovely demo dog, Teko). In this article, I will explain two TTouches which promote circulation, Tarantula […]