Following my ‘Wellness on the Water‘ article about watsu (water massage) and floatation therapy, my article about animal massage has been published in the Jul-Aug 2018 edition of RSW Living. Although human massage is quite popular, animal massage is less well-known. My piece, titled ‘Magic Touch for Pets’, discusses the basics of animal massage and how this practice can complement veterinary medicine.
Since I only have experience of human massage, and Sophie the Vizsla has never experienced a professional massage (my snuggles, unfortunately, don’t count), I learned about animal massage from the local Southwest Florida experts. Thank you very much to both Callie Rulli, the Equine Massage Instructor & Director of Curriculum at the Florida branch of Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (aka: RMSAAM), and Kris Whipple of Dharma Dog Canine Massage for sharing their time and expertise. It is clear that they are both extraordinarily invested in helping animals through their practices.
As a former dancer, I know how powerful massage and human touch has positively impacted my life; so I thought that their testimonials of helping various animals, such as dogs and horses, were especially moving. Professional animal massage offers pets more than just a few minutes of pampering; a program of tailored sessions seeks to improve pets’ wellbeing.
Interested in animal massage for your pets?