Animal Massage Bodywork & Training

Companion Animal Massage & Bodywork

Spring, TX (map)

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About Companion Animal Massage & Bodywork

Our company offers canine, feline and equine massage and bodywork, as well as certified training in these fields by a licensed massage therapist, massage instructor and continuing education provider for over 15 years.

Marguerite has a special bond with the animals and the animal caretakers she serves. Because she communicates with her animals, they jump for joy when she approaches them. Also, because she can communicate on a visceral level, her animal caretakers rely on her to restore and maintain homeostasis to the bodies and minds of their beloved animal companions.

In addition to providing services in the greater Houston area, she has an LMT certification in companion animal massage associate, who provides massage to the animals of the Denton-Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Both group and private hands-on workshops are available to caretakers who would like to learn.

Companion Animal Massage and Bodywork exists to support the mental and physical health and well-being of the animals around us, as well as their human caretakers. With that in mind, Marguerite is also a Reiki Master offering Reiki for your beloved animal companions.

Location

Spring, TX 77388

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Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. That the provider have experience handling animals of all ages and all health levels. Be sure that you are dealing with someone who will tell you if your animal needs to see a different sort of professional such as a veterinarian or a trainer. Massage, bodywork, Reiki and communication are useful tools but cannot solve all problems and your provider's primary interest should be the health and well-being of your animal.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. That animal massage and bodywork are not the same as petting. A bodywork professional should know specific targeted strokes and movements that will have a predictable result no matter what animal, or human for that matter, they are performed on. Slow, smooth effleurage is a relaxation stroke and tapotement (tapping) is an invigorating stroke. A professional knows this and uses the strokes for the purpose they were developed.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. If my dog (horse, cat) needs relaxation, how will you relax her? (Different practitioners have different methods that work - but they should have a specific method.)
How do you feel about range of motion? (If they don't know what range of motion is, they are not a massage practitioner of any sort.)
If they are going to string your dog/cat/horse up tightly the same way a groomer would, that will be counterproductive to a good massage. A massage practitioner makes the animal want to be massaged by administering bodywork in a fashion that the animal will enjoy.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Be sure the animal does not have a physical ailment that would be better handled by a veterinarian.

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