Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use needles into the skin at specific acupuncture points where the body’s meridians (pathways in the body in which Qi/energy flows) can be reached. Once these areas can be accessed and energy blockages are cleared, balance and flow of energy can be achieved allowing the body the maintain balance and overall health.
Acupuncture can be used to help maintain overall health as well as to treat conditions including, but not limited to:-
Animal Communication is also known as telepathic communication. It is the experience of receiving direct thought transmissions-images, feelings and concepts- from individuals, including those of other species. Communication is possible with both living and deceased animals.
All beings including humans have the inborn ability to communicate with and understand each other.
Animal Physiotherapy is an important part of the pre and post rehabilitation process for your animal. It helps restore function and improve the quality of life for your pet. Animal Physiotherapists work closely in a team environment to formulate a rehabilitation program to suit your pet’s individual needs.
Physiotherapy relieves pain and enhances recovery and function in both companion and performance animals, and is important in the prevention, restoration and rehabilitation of most injuries, degenerative conditions and surgeries.
Animal Physiotherapy can assist with Pre and Post surgery rehabilitation, Arthritis, Joint mobility, Muscle and joint strengthening and Balance and proprioception training. Manual techniques used are; Joint mobilisation, Stretching, Massage and Trigger point therapy.
Bowen Therapy is holistic form of bodywork that stimulates the body’s natural healing response via gentle manipulation of the fascia (fascia, or soft tissue, is the part of the connective tissue that separates, envelops and has an influence on every organ and tissue in the body) in a series of sequences of varying pressure at specific sites. These movements are made across the muscle and completed gently without force and do not cause pain.
Bowen Therapy may offer relief from long-term injuries, chronic pain and illnesses, improves health, flexibility and range of motion, sporting performance, and emotional well-being.
The treatment of patients via the use of plant-based remedies and treatments. Once the patient has been assessed and past and present medical history has been gathered, a treatment plan will be formulated for the individual to aid in the maintenance of long-term health as well as the treatment of current conditions.
Herbal medicine may also offered to those who need extra nutritional supplementation in their diet to assist in their general health.
Specializing in the nutrition of dogs and in particularly the dietary needs for growth and to maintain overall health and wellbeing. A Canine Nutritionist takes into consideration, the age, lifestyle and health of each dog and formulates a diet plan according to the season and the requirements of the individual at the current time.
Chiropractic Services focuses on the Spine and Spinal nerve functions. Gentle manipulation is used after a full examination of the animal, this aids in spinal mobility and muscle function. Chiropractic is an awesome modality for stimulating the nervous system.
CranioSacral therapy is a very gentle, hands-on therapy that works with the body’s own craniosacral rhythm, assisting the body to rebalance itself in a subtle way. As the craniosacral system affects the function of the entire body, working with and rebalancing the craniosacral system can have a profound effect on problems anywhere in the body, leading to significant improvements in both health and behaviour, as well as helping with relaxation.
Based on the work of Samuel Hahnemann, we use ultra diluted products which, in their undiluted state, are responsible for the symptoms we are treating.
We can deal with emotion, pain, inflammation and a number of specific conditions.
In Greek, the word “hydrotherapy” means “water healing.” Dogs can benefit from water therapy in the same way humans can.
Water makes the body buoyant, so when submerged, the weight of the body is supported. The buoyancy of water reduces stress on the joints, and this creates a much safer environment for recovery after an injury or surgery.
Hydrotherapy is also beneficial for dogs who suffer from degenerative joint disease.
Water can increase lymphatic drainage and help to rid the body to remove toxins and improve the immune system.
Hydrotherapy is also great for dogs who need to lose weight. A great form of low-impact exercise, regular walks on the underwater treadmill can help promote weight loss and general fitness in dogs.
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As a kinesiologist, I can “tap” into your dog’s or cat’s or horse’s energy (known as Chi/Qi in Chinese medicine) to determine what emotions are causing blockages. These blockages create such symptoms as anxiety, fear, confusion, irritability (which often shows as allergies) or distress, to name a few. Once the cause has been determined, the emotional blockages are gently cleared, allowing your pet to return to good health and good behaviours.
Each session lasts about half an hour and is a very gentle, hands-on approach.
I have also had a great deal of success with re-homed animals, assisting them to release their fear and anxiety and become happy, healthy members of the family.
Canine Myofunctional Therapy can be described as professional massage, specializing in remedial massage of soft tissue.
Some of the benefits include, but are not limited to the following :-
increased blood flow which in turn promotes healing via oxygen and nutrient rich blood to the cells of the body.
Stimulation of the lymphatic system and lymphatic drainage resulting in detoxification
Creates a better ROM (range of movement), flexibility of joints and comfort, relieving muscles spasms and cramps. This also decreases the risk of injury.
Helps animals gain proprioception (where their limbs/muscles are in time and space). This is particularly beneficial post injury or surgery.
Pain relief via endorphin release
Relax and calm the nervous system or if needed a stimulating treatment can be offered
Aids relief of chronic pain, anxiety, arthritis, soft tissue injuries.
Frontier science proves that there is a regulating field of energy and information that operates in the physical body at the subcellular level. At NES Health, they call this the Human Body- Field, and have researched its functions and structures for more than 30 years.
In that time they have discovered that the root causes of physical problems are distortions and blockages in the body- field, which serves as a master control system for all physiological function.
A revealing whole-being scan assesses the body and body- field and identifies the distortions in energy and information flow.
Oriental Medicine is based on an ancient medical system which dates back thousands of years and primarily works on the premise that good health and wellbeing is reliant on the body having the ability to maintain balance. When the body is healthy, the network of channels that run throughout the body (known as meridians) are said to have a plentiful supply of qi (life energy). When the flow is poor or a blockage forms, the body will lose balance and poor health or dis-ease will follow. This can be the result from stress, lifestyle, diet or environmental factors and therefore all of these areas are considered during an Oriental Medicine consultation. While many patients seek help after their health has declined, TCM’s (Traditional Chinese Medicine/Oriental Medicine) holistic treatment approach is to focus on, not only the understanding of the process of dis-ease, but to also focus on the prevention of illness.
Unresolved trauma may be held in the masseter muscle. With gentle palpation, we can , layer by layer, move through the trauma and bring the animal back to a mental and emotional stability that preceeds the timing of the trauma.
If other therapies have not been able to shift the results of trauma, masseter work is invaluable.
Shiatsu – shi = finger atsu = pressure is traditionally a Japanese form of energetic body work based on the same principles as acupuncture where finger pressure or hands (not needles) are used to place pressure along various acupuncture points (meridians – energy pathways) to treat a number of conditions based on unblocking meridian pathways and restoring balance.
Shiatsu is a very relaxing and non-invasive therapy in which often, even the most anxious dogs love.
As with all modalities, most chronic conditions cannot be solved in a single treatment, however with regular sessions most can be well managed.